Fighting Irish vs. Terrapins Prediction
The third-ranked Maryland Terrapins will look to remain undefeated tonight as they host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Is Maryland going to cover the spread on its home floor?
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
XFINITY Center at 7:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Terrapins are a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 144.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 53 percent of public bets are being placed on host Maryland. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Fighting Irish win sixth straight
Notre Dame cruised to a 91-66 home win eight days ago over Fairleigh Dickinson to improve to 6-1 overall and 6-0 at home. The Fighting Irish led 42-30 at halftime en route to the victory. Nate Laszewski paced Notre Dame with 16 points off the bench on 6-of-12 shooting including 2-of-7 from 3-point range plus 2-of-4 at the free throw line. He also recorded three rebounds and three blocked shots. Dane Goodwin contributed 15 points in 21 minutes as a reserve. John Mooney tallied 13 points, 13 boards and three assists. Juwan Durham registered 12 points, 11 caroms and four blocks. T.J. Gibbs had 11 points, five dimes and four rebounds. Rex Pflueger added 10 points, seven boards, five assists and two steals.
Terrapins win Orlando Invitational
Maryland rolled to an 84-63 victory against Marquette in the title game of the Orlando Invitational Sunday to improve to 8-0 on the season. The Terrapins led 42-21 at halftime on their way to the convincing win. Anthony Cowan Jr. led Maryland with 22 points on 7-of-14 shooting including 2-of-7 from 3-point range plus 6-of-7 at the charity stripe. He also racked up six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Darryl Morsell tallied 17 points, 10 boards and three assists. Aaron Wiggins added 15 points and six caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Fighting Irish are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Notre Dame is 1-4 ATS in its last five games as an underdog.
The Terrapins are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following an ATS win. Maryland is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games versus a team with a winning straight up record.
The Terrapins have won all five of their home games by at least 18 points. Although that has included only one top 100 opponent in Rhode Island, it’s clear Maryland possesses a potent offense that will take advantage of any deficiencies. Coupled with the fact that the Terrapins are coming off a dominant win over their toughest opponent yet in Marquette on a neutral court and it shows this is a team to take for real. The Fighting Irish have beaten up on some weak opponents and narrowly got by a solid Toledo squad at home. I don’t see them hanging all the way through with Maryland tonight. Take the hosts by double digits.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MARYLAND TERRAPINS -9.5