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Maryland Terrapins home to Syracuse Orange in NCAA Basketball betting action

Syracuse OrangeMaryland Terrapins
25-2February 24, 2014, 07:00 | Comcast Center15-12

The Maryland Terrapins will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Syracuse Orange at Comcast Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Terrapins sit at 15-12 (13-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Orange are currently 25-2 (15-7-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Maryland is 11-12 OU, and Syracuse is 7-15-1 OU.

View Syracuse Orange vs Maryland Terrapins Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Maryland sat as 3-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 88-rated Syracuse taking on the No. 61-rated Terrapins in this contest.

Syracuse was a 66-60 loser in its last match on the road against Duke. They earned a push of the 6-point spread as underdogs. Syracuse got 17 points from Jerami Grant but lost anyway, 66-60, to Duke on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Last time out for Maryland, they were a 71-60 winner as they battled Wake Forest at home. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. Maryland earned a 71-60 victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday, getting 20 points from Nick Faust at Comcast Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Maryland's No. 128 nationally ranked offense (71.78 points per game) against a Orange defense that sits as the No. 7 at 58.63 PPG. The Terrapins have been averaging 43.87% from the field, less than the Orange have managed so far this season (44.58% on average).

Next up:
Syracuse at Virginia, Saturday, March 1st
Maryland at Clemson, Sunday, March 2nd