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Wake Forest Demon Deacons visit Maryland Terrapins in ACC hoops battle

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March 8, 12:00 PM | Philips Arena

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Maryland Terrapins Odds

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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.

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Betting Line:
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