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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Fighting Irish underdogs vs Terrapins at Maryland

Notre Dame Fighting IrishMaryland Terrapins
10-6January 15, 2014, 07:00 | Comcast Center10-7

Maryland will look to improve on its 10-7 record on Wednesday when they host Notre Dame in NCAA basketball odds action at Comcast Center.

The Terrapins currently sports a 10-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-6 ATS. The Fighting Irish are 10-6 and 5-8-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Terrapins produce a 8-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Fighting Irish have gone 10-4 against the number.

View Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Maryland Terrapins Odds and Stats.

The Terrapins were listed as -5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 112-ranked Terrapins and the No. 144-rated Fighting Irish in this matchup.

Last time out for Notre Dame, they were a 74-69 loser as they battled Georgia Tech on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Notre Dame suffered a 74-69 loss against Georgia Tech on Saturday, getting 20 points from Eric Atkins in a losing effort at Hank McCarmish Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Maryland's No. 50-rated squad against Notre Dame's No. 104-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Maryland rates No. 90 in the country with 6.88 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 67 nationally with 7.31 per match.

A few Fighting Irish at Terrapins trends to consider:
Notre Dame is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Notre Dame is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Maryland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Notre Dame home to Virginia Tech, Sunday, January 19th
Maryland at North Carolina State, Monday, January 20th