Maryland vs. Kansas March Madness Picks

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Monday,March 21, 2016 11:10, EST in

It’s the Sweet 16 in the world of NCAA Basketball. Out of the South Region, the 5th seeded Maryland Terrapins will take on the top seeded Kansas Jayhawks. This game will be played at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville Kentucky. Maryland comes into the game with a 27-8 record, and have tournament wins over San Diego State and Hawaii. The Terrapins finished third in the Big Ten Conference. For the Kansas Jayhawks, they have won 16 straight games. The Jayhawks eliminated Austin Peay in the first round, and Connecticut in the second. The Jayhawks are the top overall seed in the tournament. Find out the latest March Madness lines at MyBookie.

Maryland Terrapins vs. Kansas Jayhawks March Madness Picks

When: Thursday, March 24 at 9:40 PM EST
Where: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky
TV: CBS
Radio: WJZ-FM 105.7 / Maryland Sports Radio Network
Stream Option: March Madness Live
NCAAB Odds: Kansas -6

Why Bet on Maryland

The Maryland Terrapins are scoring 76 points per game during their first two NCAA tournament games. During the regular season, head coach Mark Turgeon’s team was scoring 76.1, so they have stayed consistent. The top scorer for the Terrapins has been guard Melo Trimble, with 14.4 points per game, and also more than 5 assists per game. The Terrapins finished in a tie for third in the Big Ten, only behind Indiana and Michigan State. Maryland finished 18th in the Associated Press Top 25.

Why Bet on Kansas

Kansas absolutely controlled their most recent tournament win over the Connecticut Huskies. The Jayhawks are scoring 89 points per game through their first two rounds. In the regular season, Kansas ranked 16th in the nation, with more than 81 points per game. The top scorer for the Jayhawks this season has been forward Perry Ellis, with 16.7 points per game. The Jayhawks are also getting great guard play from Wayne Seldon, Devonte Graham and Frank Mason III. The Jayhawks won their 12th straight Big 12 conference title.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Maryland Terrapins, all season long have been a team many have talked about to win a national title. The Terrapins have great guard play, and a stud inside. The inconsistency has been their knack this season. For Kansas, they are playing the best basketball of any team in college basketball. The Jayhawks are getting shots made from their guards, and Perry Ellis is playing like a great senior. Look for Kansas to win this game, but Maryland to keep it close. Bet the Maryland Terrapins +6 over the Kansas Jayhawks on Thursday night. Final score prediction for this game is Kansas 76 and Maryland 73.