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College Basketball Matchup - Virginia Cavaliers Maryland Terrapins Odds Preview

Maryland TerrapinsVirginia Cavaliers
14-10February 10, 2014, 09:00 | John Paul Jones Arena19-5

The Virginia Cavaliers hope to be lousy hosts on Monday as the Maryland Terrapins pay a visit to John Paul Jones Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Cavaliers sit at 19-5 (13-7 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Terrapins are currently 14-10 (10-10 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Virginia is 8-11-1 OU, and Maryland is 11-8-1 OU.

View Maryland Terrapins vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Terrapins were listed as 10.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Cavaliers - Terrapins odds would favor the Cavaliers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Virginia is rated No. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Maryland is at No. 111.

Maryland was an 83-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Florida State. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Seth Allen went off for 32 points and added 4 rebounds for good measure, leading Maryland to an 83-71 win over Florida State on Saturday at Comcast Center.

Virginia was a 64-45 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia Tech. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Virginia earned a 64-45 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday, getting 14 points from Malcolm Brogdon at Hank McCarmish Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Virginia has the nation's No. 221-rated offensive output, at 66.46 PPG. The visiting Terrapins defense ranks No. 118 allowing on average 69.12 PPG. The Cavaliers FG% has averaged 44.61% so far, more than the Terrapins marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.14% per game.

Next up:
Maryland at Duke, Saturday, February 15th
Virginia at Clemson, Saturday, February 15th