Wake Forest Demon Deacons visit Maryland Terrapins in ACC hoops battle
Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Maryland Terrapins Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Philips Arena Thursday as Maryland looks to handle the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in ACC conference tournament betting action.
It's a game in the ACC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Philips Arena.
This season, the Terrapins are 16-14 overall and 12-13-1 ATS ATS, while the Demon Deacons are 13-17 and 14-12-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Maryland boasts a 13-12-1 on the OU, and Wake Forest is 11-16.
The visitors opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 295-rated Wake Forest taking on the No. 163-rated Terrapins in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-64 win for the Terrapins on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Maryland's No. 173-ranked offense, averaging 68.2 PPG, against a Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 254 at 70 PPG. The Terrapins field goal percentage has averaged 42.3% so far, less than the Demon Deacons marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wake Forest owns the country's No. 247-rated mark, allowing 72.8 points per game on the highway. Maryland, on the other hand, rates No. 166 in scoring at home.
Wake Forest was a 69-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia Tech. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. C.J. Harris scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Demon Deacons to a win (they lost 69-62 to Georgia Tech at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Saturday).
Last time out for Maryland, they were a 75-72 loser as they battled Virginia at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. The Terrapins wasted a 25-point performance from Terrell Stoglin in losing to Virginia 75-72 on Sunday at Comcast Center.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Georgia Tech are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Virginia are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Demon Deacons at Terrapins trends to consider:
Maryland is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
Maryland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Maryland's last 9 games when playing Wake Forest
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 6 games