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Point spread favors Terrapins in battle with Demon Deacons

Wake Forest Demon DeaconsMaryland Terrapins
March 8, 12:00 PM | Philips Arena

Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs Maryland Terrapins Odds

13-17TEAM RECORD16-14

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Maryland Terrapins try to run the Demon Deacons off the court at Philips Arena in college hoops action.

The ACC Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. The game is being played at Philips Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Terrapins currently sports a 16-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-13-1 ATS. The Demon Deacons are 13-17 and 14-12-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Terrapins produce a 13-12-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Demon Deacons have gone 11-16 against the number.

View Wake Forest vs Maryland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Terrapins are listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Terrapins - Demon Deacons odds would favor the Terrapins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Maryland is rated No. 163 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Wake Forest is at No. 295. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-64 win for the Terrapins.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Maryland's No. 173-ranked offense, averaging 68.2 PPG, against a Demon Deacons defense that ranks No. 254 at 70 PPG. The Terrapins field goal percentage has averaged 42.3% so far, less than the Demon Deacons marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Wake Forest owns the country's No. 247-rated mark, allowing 72.8 points per game on the highway. Maryland, on the other hand, rates No. 166 in scoring at home.

Wake Forest was a 69-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Georgia Tech. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. C.J. Harris scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Demon Deacons to a win (they lost 69-62 to Georgia Tech at Alexander Memorial Coliseum on Saturday).

Last time out for Maryland, they were a 75-72 loser as they battled Virginia at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. The Terrapins wasted a 25-point performance from Terrell Stoglin in losing to Virginia 75-72 on Sunday at Comcast Center.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Georgia Tech are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Virginia are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Demon Deacons at Terrapins trends to consider:
Maryland is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
Maryland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wake Forest
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Maryland's last 9 games when playing Wake Forest
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 6 games