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Tar Heels visit Maryland Terrapins in college basketball clash

North Carolina Tar HeelsMaryland Terrapins
Feb 4, 4:00 PM | Comcast Center

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Maryland Terrapins Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Comcast Center Saturday as host Maryland looks to handle the North Carolina Tar Heels in NCAAB action.

The Terrapins currently sports a 13-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-9-1 ATS. The Tar Heels are 19-3 and 11-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Terrapins produce a 8-8-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tar Heels have gone 10-10-1 against the number.

View North Carolina vs Maryland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Terrapins as 13-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Terrapins at No. 192 and the Tar Heels at No. 12 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 90-72 result in favor of the Tar Heels.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Maryland's No. 152-ranked offense, averaging 69.4 PPG, against a Tar Heels defense that ranks No. 170 at 66.6 PPG. The Terrapins field goal percentage has averaged 43.2% so far, less than the Tar Heels marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.1% per game.

Defensively, North Carolina features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Maryland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 203 nationally in scoring at home.

North Carolina was a 68-53 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wake Forest. They failed to cover the 16.5-point spread as favorites. North Carolina got 18 points from Tyler Zeller en route to a 68-53 victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday at Joel Coliseum.

Maryland was a 90-86 loser in its last match on the road against Miami. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Terrell Stoglin chucked in a team-high 33 points for Maryland on Wednesday, but they still came up short in losing 90-86 at BankUnited Center.

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Duke are 8-2
After playing Wake Forest are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Clemson are 6-4
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tar Heels at Terrapins trends to consider:
North Carolina is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of North Carolina's last 9 games when playing on the road against Maryland
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of North Carolina's last 25 games on the road
North Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Maryland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Maryland's last 5 games when playing North Carolina
Maryland is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Maryland's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Maryland's last 9 games when playing at home against North Carolina

Next up:
North Carolina home to Duke, Wednesday, February 8
Maryland at Clemson, Tuesday, February 7