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NCAA hoops odds preview - Maryland vs. Virginia

Maryland TerrapinsVirginia Cavaliers
Feb 18, 1:00 PM | John Paul Jones Arena

Maryland Terrapins vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds

15-10TEAM RECORD19-6

Maryland pays a visit to Virginia on Saturday, hoping to send the Cavaliers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at John Paul Jones Arena.

This season, the Cavaliers are 19-6 overall and 12-8 ATS ATS, while the Terrapins are 15-10 and 10-10-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Virginia boasts a 3-17 on the OU, and Maryland is 10-10-1.

View Maryland vs Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Cavaliers as 10-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 160-rated Maryland taking on the No. 81-rated Cavaliers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-63 win for the Cavaliers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Terrapins rank No. 78 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.6 per game. That compares with Virginia’s No. 250 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Virginia is college basketball's No. 293-ranked team at 4.9 per game, while the Terrapins rate No. 265 with 5.2 per game.

Defensively, Maryland features the nation's No. 266-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 294 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Maryland, they were an 81-65 winner as they battled Boston College at home. They covered in the match as an 8-point favorite. The Terrapins got 24 points from Terrell Stoglin as Maryland ran past Boston College 81-65 on Thursday at Comcast Center.

Virginia was a 60-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Clemson. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Virginia got 17 points from Jontel Evans but lost anyway, 60-48, to Clemson on Tuesday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

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

Virginia Cavaliers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Virginia Tech are 5-5
After playing Clemson are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Terrapins at Cavaliers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Maryland's last 13 games on the road
Maryland is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Maryland is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Virginia is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Virginia's last 13 games
Virginia is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Virginia's last 8 games when playing Maryland

Next up:
Maryland home to Miami, Tuesday, February 21
Virginia at Virginia Tech, Tuesday, February 21