Tar Heels Terrapins Betting Preview for Week 13
Maryland Terrapins vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds
Maryland travels to North Carolina on Saturday, hoping to boost its 4-7 mark in Week 13 action with a victory over the Tar Heels.
The Terrapins will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tar Heels are 6-5 ATS. Maryland is 5-5 against the total, while North Carolina is 7-3 versus the number.
Betting Line: Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Terrapins listed as 23-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tar Heels rated this week at No. 41 and the Terrapins sitting at No. 87. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 43-20 result in favor of the Tar Heels this week.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 40.2 PPG, against a Terrapins defense that ranks No. 53 this week at 25.5 PPG. The Tar Heels aerial game is averaging 290.5 yards per game, more than the Terrapins secondary allows through the air, 198.6 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Terrapins feature the league's No. 6-rated road run defense, allowing 77.6 yards per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 22 in rushing offense at home.
Maryland was a 41-14 loser in their most recent outing at home against Florida State. They covered the 31-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors. Maryland didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Seminoles as Florida State blasted them 41-14 in Week 12 action.
North Carolina was a 37-13 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (50) made winners of UNDER bettors. Bryn Renner led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 315 yards Thursday as the Tar Heels downed the Cavaliers 37-13 at Scott Stadium.
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 2-8
North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing in November are 4-6
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Terrapins at Tar Heels trends to consider:
Maryland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing North Carolina
Maryland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
Maryland is 6-15-1 ATS in its last 22 games
Maryland is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games on the road
North Carolina is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of North Carolina's last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 7 games