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NCAA Basketball Odds: Michigan State Spartans vs Maryland Terrapins

Michigan State Spartans


Maryland Terrapins
Saturday, January 17, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Xfinity Center

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Xfinity Center Saturday as the Maryland Terrapins look to beat the odds vs the Michigan State Spartans in NCAA hoops betting action.

Michigan State Spartans vs Maryland Terrapins Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Maryland sat as -2.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Michigan State Spartans vs Maryland Terrapins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Maryland Terrapins battles the Michigan State Spartans, currently sitting with a 12-5 mark (10-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 5-7 for the Maryland Terrapins and 9-6-1 for the Michigan State Spartans.

This game puts the Maryland Terrapins, most recently No. 31 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Michigan State Spartans, who rate No. 11 in the latest survey.

How Michigan State Spartans vs Maryland Terrapins Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Maryland's No. 52 nationally ranked offense (72.78 points per game) against a Michigan State Spartans defense that sits as the No. 52 at 61.12 PPG. The Maryland Terrapins have been averaging 44.44% from the field, less than the Spartans have managed so far this season (48.16% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Spartans got 18 points from Travis Trice as Michigan State ran past Northwestern 84-77 on Sunday at Breslin Center.

Maryland got 17 points from Dez Wells en route to a 73-65 victory over Rutgers on Wednesday at Xfinity Center.

Michigan State Spartans vs Maryland Terrapins Betting Odds Trends

Michigan State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Michigan State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan State is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
Michigan State is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Maryland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Maryland's last 8 games
Maryland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan State home to Penn State, Wednesday, January 21st
Maryland at Indiana, Thursday, January 22nd