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Maryland Terrapins vs Tulsa Golden Hurricane Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Tulsa Golden HurricaneMaryland Terrapins
4-8December 29, 2013, 07:00 | Comcast Center7-5

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Tulsa when they take on the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday in college hoops betting action.

The Terrapins sport a record of 7-5 and 5-4 ATS heading into this battle, while the Golden Hurricane have 4-8 and 5-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-4 for the Terrapins and 3-6 for the Golden Hurricane.

View Tulsa Golden Hurricane vs Maryland Terrapins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Terrapins installed as -12-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Terrapins - Golden Hurricane odds would favor the Terrapins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Maryland is rated No. 82 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tulsa is at No. 249.

Tulsa was a 70-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against TCU. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Golden Hurricane endured a 70-58 loss at the hands of the Horned Frogs on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from James Woodard at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Maryland was an 83-77 loser in its last match at home against Boston University. Maryland got 18 points from Dez Wells but lost anyway, 83-77, to Boston University on Saturday at Comcast Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Maryland's No. 129 nationally ranked offense (73.83 points per game) against a Golden Hurricane defense that sits as the No. 214 at 75.08 PPG. The Terrapins have been averaging 45.1% from the field, more than the Golden Hurricane have managed so far this season (42.98% on average).

A few Golden Hurricane at Terrapins trends to consider:
Tulsa is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Tulsa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Tulsa is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Maryland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Maryland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Tulsa home to CS Fullerton, Saturday, January 4th
Maryland at North Carolina Central, Tuesday, December 31st