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NCAAB: UNC Has Had Maryland’s Number

December gets started with a massive college basketball matchup between the Maryland Terrapins and the North Carolina Tar Heels Tuesday. UNC has been dominating Maryland over the past several years, as the Tar Heels are 8-0 SU and 6-2 ATS in the past eight meetings between the teams.

Betting Trends
  • This is the first time Maryland and UNC meet when they are both ranked in the top 10 since 1999.
  • Maryland is 11-0 SU in their last 11 games coming off two days rest.
  • The UNDER is 7-3 in UNC’s past 10 games against the Big Ten.

Although a loss to Northern Illinois has diminished their profile, UNC is still 5-1 without start guard Marcus Paige who has missed every game this season with a fractured bone in his non-shooting hand. However, coach Roy Williams announced that Paige’s first action of the season will come Tuesday against Maryland.

This Terrapins group is the most talent-laden they have had in years with the additions of transfers Rasheed Sulaimon and Robert Carter this offseason to aid Melo Trimble and Jake Layman. Those four players are combining for 50.7 points and 18 rebounds per game this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Maryland Terrapins in this one, their betting line was listed as 7-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Maryland Terrapins vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels sport a record of 5-1 and 2-3-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Maryland Terrapins have 6-0 and 2-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-3 for the North Carolina Tar Heels and 4-2 for the Maryland Terrapins.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 32-rated Maryland Terrapins taking on the No. 44-rated North Carolina Tar Heels in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and North Carolina has the nation's No. 61-rated offensive output, at 81.33 PPG. The visiting Maryland Terrapins defense ranks No. 34 allowing on average 62.83 PPG. The Tar Heels FG% has averaged 48.28% so far, less than the North Carolina Terrapins marksmen have achieved on the year, 53.23% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap



Betting Trends
  • Maryland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 5 games
  • Maryland is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • North Carolina is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • North Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • North Carolina is 5-10-2 ATS in its last 17 games at home
  • North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Maryland home to St. Francis PA, Friday, December 4th
North Carolina at Davidson, Sunday, December 6th