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Virginia Tech Hokies visit Maryland Terrapins in college basketball clash

Virginia Tech HokiesMaryland Terrapins
9-19March 04, 2014, 08:00 | Comcast Center15-14

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the Maryland Terrapins try to run the Virginia Tech Hokies off the court at Comcast Center in college hoops action.

The Terrapins are 15-14 so far on the season, and 14-11 ATS vs. the number. The Hokies, meanwhile, are 9-19 and 11-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Maryland go 12-13 and the Hokies go 4-18 on the totals.

View Virginia Tech Hokies vs Maryland Terrapins Odds and Stats.

The Terrapins were listed as -12.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 312-rated Virginia Tech taking on the No. 69-rated Terrapins in this contest.

Virginia Tech lost its last outing, a 60-56 result against North Carolina on March 1. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. Virginia Tech suffered a 60-56 loss against North Carolina on Saturday, getting 18 points from Jarell Eddie in a losing effort at Cassell Coliseum.

Maryland was a 77-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Clemson. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Maryland suffered a 77-73 loss against Clemson on Sunday, getting 20 points from Seth Allen in a losing effort at Littlejohn Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hokies is ranked No. 45 in NCAA hoops at 37.39 per game. Contrast that with Maryland’s No. 28 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Maryland is the No. 79-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Virginia Tech rates No. 81 at 6.96 per game.

Next up:
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, Saturday, March 8th
Maryland at Virginia, Sunday, March 9th