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Pittsburgh Panthers face Maryland Terrapins: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Pittsburgh PanthersMaryland Terrapins
16-1January 25, 2014, 06:00 | Comcast Center11-8

Maryland looks to cover the Terrapins-Panthers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 11-8 mark when they host Pittsburgh in college basketball wagering action.

The Terrapins sport a record of 11-8 and 8-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Panthers have 16-1 and 6-6-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-7 for the Terrapins and 10-3-1 for the Panthers.

View Pittsburgh Panthers vs Maryland Terrapins Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Maryland Terrapins as 3.5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

The Terrapins sit at No. 108 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Panthers sit at No. 17 on the same chart.

Pittsburgh was a 76-43 winner in its last match at home against Clemson. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. Pittsburgh cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Clemson out of the gym and running up a 76-43 score at Petersen Events Center.

Maryland lost its last outing, a 65-56 result against North Carolina State on January 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog. The Terrapins got 10 points from Evan Smotrycz, but it was North Carolina State that prevailed in a 65-56 final on Monday at PNC Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 69 in NCAA hoops at 37.42 per game. Contrast that with Maryland’s No. 26 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Maryland is the No. 83-ranked team in the country at 6.89 per game, while Pittsburgh rates No. 216 at 5 per game.

A few Panthers at Terrapins trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Maryland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Duke, Monday, January 27th
Maryland at Miami, Wednesday, January 29th