Virginia Cavaliers visit Maryland Terrapins in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Virginia Cavaliers vs Maryland Terrapins Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Sunday when the Cavaliers of Virginia hit the hard court against the Terrapins of Maryland.
The Terrapins sport records of 17-6 and 7-8-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cavaliers have 16-6 and 12-7-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-8 for the Terrapins and 7-8 for the Cavaliers.
The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Terrapins and the No. 152-ranked Cavaliers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-72 result in favor of the Cavaliers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cavaliers is ranked No. 266 in NCAA hoops at 32.6 per game. Contrast that with Maryland’s No. 1 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Maryland is the No. 220-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while Virginia rates No. 194 at 6 per game.
Defensively, Virginia features the nation's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.7 points per game. Maryland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 74 nationally in scoring at home.
Virginia was a 78-41 winner in their most recent outing at home against Clemson. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Cavaliers and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Clemson was handed a 78-41 defeat on Thursday at John Paul Jones Arena.
In their last action, Maryland was a 60-55 winner on the road against Virginia Tech. They earned a push of the 5-point spread as favorites. Maryland earned a 60-55 victory over Virginia Tech on Thursday, getting 14 points from Jake Layman at Cassell Coliseum.
Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Virginia Tech are 6-4
After playing Clemson are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Duke are 9-1
After playing Virginia Tech are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Cavaliers at Terrapins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Maryland
Virginia is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games when playing on the road against Maryland
Virginia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Virginia is 2-9-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Maryland's last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia
Maryland is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games at home
Maryland is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
Maryland is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Virginia
Virginia home to Virginia Tech, Tuesday, February 12
Maryland home to Duke, Saturday, February 16