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Maryland Terrapins vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Preview

North Carolina State WolfpackMaryland Terrapins
March 10, 7:00 PM | Greensboro Coliseum

North Carolina State Wolfpack vs Maryland Terrapins Odds

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The North Carolina State Wolfpack will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Terrapins in Maryland at Greensboro Coliseum on Thursday in college basketball action.

This game is part of the ACC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Greensboro Coliseum, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Terrapins bring a 18-13 record (10-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-15 Wolfpack, who are 10-14-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Maryland go 12-11 so far and the Wolfpack go 13-11-1.

View North Carolina State vs Maryland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Terrapins as 4.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 21-ranked Terrapins and the No. 102-rated Wolfpack in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 81-72 win for the Terrapins on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Maryland's No. 22-ranked scoring average of 77.1 PPG, against a Wolfpack defense rated No. 243 and allowing 70.3 PPG. The Terrapins FG% has averaged 47.2% to date this season, more than the Wolfpack shooters have managed so far (44.4% per game).

Defensively, North Carolina State features the nation's No. 271-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.7 points per game. Maryland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for North Carolina State, they were a 72-62 loser as they battled Florida State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point underdog. The Wolfpack endured a 72-62 loss at the hands of the Seminoles on Sunday, despite a 12-point effort from C.J. Leslie at RBC Center.

Maryland lost its last outing, a 74-60 result against Virginia on March 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite. The Terrapins endured a 74-60 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Jordan Williams at Comcast Center.

North Carolina State Wolfpack Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Florida State are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Virginia are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Wolfpack at Terrapins trends to consider:
Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing North Carolina State
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Maryland's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 6 games when playing North Carolina State
Maryland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games