Virginia Tech Hokies visit Maryland Terrapins in college basketball clash
Virginia Tech Hokies vs Maryland Terrapins Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Maryland vs Virginia Tech battle Saturday at Comcast Center as the Terrapins look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Hokies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 5-4-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Terrapins are 4-2 ATS. Virginia Tech is 4-3 on the totals; Maryland is 2-2.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 42-rated Terrapins and the No. 103-ranked Hokies, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 89-75 result in favor of the Terrapins.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hokies rank No. 48 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.2 per game. That compares with Maryland’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Maryland is college basketball's No. 251-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Hokies rate No. 154 with 6.3 per game.
Defensively, Virginia Tech features the nation's No. 341-rated defense on the road, allowing 85 points per game. Maryland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 75 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Virginia Tech was a 97-71 loser on the road against BYU. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. Virginia Tech was run off the court by the Cougars on Saturday as BYU routed them 97-71 at EnergySolutions Arena.
Maryland was an 81-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against IUPUI. They failed to cover the 22-point spread as favorites. Seth Allen scored 13 points leading the Terrapins to an 81-63 victory over IUPUI at Comcast Center on Tuesday.
Virginia Tech Hokies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Boston College are 5-5
After playing BYU are 0-1
After a loss are 6-4
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Florida State are 7-3
After a win are 10-0
A few Hokies at Terrapins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 6 games when playing on the road against Maryland
Virginia Tech is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Maryland
Virginia Tech is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Maryland
Virginia Tech is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 5 games when playing Virginia Tech
Maryland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech home to Boston College, Wednesday, January 9
Maryland home to Florida State, Wednesday, January 9