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NCAAB betting line favors Tar Heels over Terrapins

Maryland TerrapinsNorth Carolina Tar Heels
March 9, 12:00 PM | Philips Arena

Maryland Terrapins vs North Carolina Tar Heels Odds

17-14TEAM RECORD27-4

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Philips Arena Friday as host North Carolina looks to handle the Maryland Terrapins in NCAAB action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Philips Arena).

The Tar Heels are 27-4 so far on the season, and 17-13 ATS vs. the number. The Terrapins, meanwhile, are 17-14 and 13-13-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Carolina go 15-14-1 and the Terrapins go 14-12-1 on the totals.

View Maryland vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Tar Heels as 15.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tar Heels sit at No. 4 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Terrapins sit at No. 174 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tar Heels will win this game 88-70.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Carolina's No. 1-rated squad against Maryland's No. 61-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Carolina rates No. 285 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 256 nationally with 5.3 per match.

Defensively, Maryland features the nation's No. 277-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.2 points per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Maryland, they were an 82-60 winner as they battled Wake Forest at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Maryland cruised to victory on Thursday, running Wake Forest out of the gym and running up an 82-60 score at Philips Arena.

North Carolina was an 88-70 winner in its last match on the road against Duke. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. North Carolina got 20 points and 10 assists from Kendall Marshall en route to an 88-70 victory over Duke on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Wake Forest are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Duke are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

A few Terrapins at Tar Heels trends to consider:
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina's last 5 games when playing Maryland
North Carolina is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Maryland
North Carolina is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Maryland