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Fighting Irish vs Terrapins College Hoops Game Preview

Notre Dame Fighting IrishMaryland Terrapins
Dec 4, 4:45 PM | Verizon Center

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Maryland Terrapins Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Verizon Center Sunday as host Maryland looks to handle the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in NCAAB action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Verizon Center).

Maryland will face the 5-3 Fighting Irish, who own a 0-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Terrapins are 2-2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Fighting Irish are 1-3 favoring the OVER.

View Notre Dame vs Maryland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Terrapins installed as 1-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 249-rated Terrapins and the No. 241-ranked Fighting Irish, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 73-62 result in favor of the Fighting Irish.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Maryland's No. 246-ranked offense, averaging 64.8 PPG, against a Fighting Irish defense that ranks No. 120 at 63.8 PPG. The Terrapins field goal percentage has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Fighting Irish marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Defensively, Notre Dame features the nation's No. 225-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.7 points per game. Maryland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 252 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Notre Dame, they were a 73-53 loser as they battled Gonzaga on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point underdog. Notre Dame was run off the court by the Bulldogs on Wednesday as Gonzaga routed them 73-53 at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Last time out for Maryland, they were a 71-62 loser as they battled Illinois at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog. Terrell Stoglin scored 25 points for Maryland on Tuesday, but the Fighting Illini managed a 71-62 victory over the Terrapins at Comcast Center.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Maine are 1-0
After playing Gonzaga are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Mount St. Mary's are 3-1
After playing Illinois are 2-5
After a loss are 6-4

Next up:
Notre Dame home to Maine, Thursday, December 8
Maryland home to Mount St. Mary's, Wednesday, December 7