Marshall vs Maryland NCAA Basketball Betting Preview

Posted by Kenny Bell on December 26, 2015 in

One of the marks of a good team is how they respond to a tough loss, especially when they had previously been unbeaten. The Maryland Terrapins appear to be a very good team, as they have rebounded in a very big way after losing their first game of the season. They will try to continue rolling when they welcome the Marshall Thundering Herd into the XFINITY Center in College Park on Sunday, December 28 at 4 PM EST on BTN. Make sure you come back to view the latest College Hoops odds here at MyBookie.

Marshall vs Maryland NCAAB Betting Odds & Preview

There are always some things to consider when a highly ranked team goes up against a lesser opponent. Will they go for the jugular, or will they let up a little once the score starts to get out of hand? Is the opponent that they are facing one that might be able to spring the upset? Those are all things to consider. 

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Why bet on Marshall Thundering Herd

At just 4-8 on the season, the chances of Marshall marching into Maryland and coming away with the win are very slim indeed. They have recovered nicely after losing their first 6 games of the season, but have yet to pick up a win on the road, assuming we discount neutral site games. Marshall are 4-6-1 ATS this season, but have managed to cover as an underdog in 2 of their last 3 games. The UNDER has come up in 6 of their 10 games this season where odds were available, although the OVER has hit in their last 2 games. Marshall are averaging 78.2 PPG, and are giving up 83.2 PPG.

Why bet on Maryland Terrapins

Maryland (10-1) are rolling this season, and are certainly well deserving of their #4 rank at the moment. Their lone loss of the season came as a 7.5-point underdog versus North Carolina, but since that defeat they have won 4 in a row, with each of those victories coming by a margin of 20-plus points. Maryland are 5-6-0 ATS this season, but in fairness they have been asked to overcome some very large spreads. That’s not ever easy to do, especially when you start to ease up a little in games that are out of control. Points have been scored in the games that Maryland have played so far, as the OVER/UNDER sits at 7-3-1. The Terrapins are averaging 79.5 PPG, and are giving up 64.0 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The question that has to be asked here is just how out of control this game will get. The Terrapins seem to be a team on a mission after the loss to North Carolina, which is not very good news for the Thundering Herd.

Marshall Thundering Herd 64 Maryland Terrapins 87