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Hokies open as college hoops underdog vs Terrapins

Maryland TerrapinsVirginia Tech Hokies
12-9February 01, 2014, 12:00 | Cassell Coliseum8-12

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Maryland when they take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Terrapins have watched them go 12-9 and 8-9 ATS on the year, while the Hokies are at 8-12 and 6-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Hokies are 3-11, while the Terrapins have a 10-7 mark.

View Maryland Terrapins vs Virginia Tech Hokies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Hokies as 5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 294-ranked Hokies and the No. 102-rated Terrapins in this matchup.

In their last action, Maryland was a 74-71 winner at home against Miami. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Maryland earned a 74-71 victory over Miami on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Dez Wells at Comcast Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Virginia Tech's No. 208-ranked scoring average of 67.95 PPG, against a Terrapins defense rated No. 120 and allowing 69.19 PPG. The Hokies FG% has averaged 42.14% to date this season, less than the Terrapins shooters have managed so far (43.68% per game).

A few Terrapins at Hokies trends to consider:
Maryland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Maryland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 6 games
Maryland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Tech is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Virginia Tech is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games
Virginia Tech is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Maryland home to North Carolina, Tuesday, February 4th
Virginia Tech at Florida State, Wednesday, February 5th