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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Terrapins underdogs vs Blue Devils at Duke

Maryland TerrapinsDuke Blue Devils
Jan 26, 1:00 PM | Cameron Indoor Stadium

Maryland Terrapins vs Duke Blue Devils Odds


The Duke Blue Devils hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Maryland Terrapins pay a visit to Cameron Indoor Stadium on the college basketball betting menu.

The Blue Devils bring a 16-2 record (10-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-4 Terrapins, who are 5-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Duke go 9-9 so far and the Terrapins go 3-7.

View Maryland vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Duke opened as 12.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Blue Devils) and the No. 28 (Terrapins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-80 result in favor of the Blue Devils has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Duke's No. 20-ranked scoring average of 77.8 PPG, against a Terrapins defense rated No. 42 and allowing 59.6 PPG. The Blue Devils FG% has averaged 46.1% to date this season, less than the Terrapins shooters have managed so far (46.8% per game).

Defensively, Maryland features the nation's No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.4 points per game. Duke, meanwhile, comes in at No. 45 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Maryland was a 64-59 winner at home against Boston College. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Terrapins got 16 points from Alex Len as Maryland ran past Boston College 64-59 on Tuesday at Comcast Center.

Duke was a 90-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Miami. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. Duke was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Miami and falling by a 90-63 score at BankUnited Center.

Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Florida State are 7-3
After playing Boston College are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Wake Forest are 10-0
After playing Miami are 9-1
After a loss are 9-1

A few Terrapins at Blue Devils trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Maryland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Duke
Maryland is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Maryland is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Duke
Maryland is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Maryland
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Maryland
Duke is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games

Next up:
Maryland at Florida State, Wednesday, January 30
Duke at Wake Forest, Wednesday, January 30