Maryland vs. Michigan Pick
Can Michigan continue its recent hot streak when it plays host to Maryland tonight at 6:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan is favored at home in this game, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -7 points against Maryland. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 136 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and will air live on FS1.
Michigan has won eight of its last nine, including a big 72-62 win at Michigan State on Saturday. The Wolverines are 15-4 overall, 4-2 in the Big Ten and 11-6-1 against the spread. Michigan is 7-1-1 ATS in its last nine games. The Wolverines are averaging 75.3 points per game this season while holding opponents to 62.5 per game. Charles Matthews is leading U-M with 15.3 points and 5 rebounds per game while Moritz Wagner is adding 14.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest.
Maryland is coming off a 91-69 loss at Ohio State last week for its second loss in three games. The Terrapins are now 14-5 overall, 3-3 in the Big Ten and 9-6 against the spread. The Terps have covered in five of their last seven games. Maryland is averaging 77.3 points per game on offense while allowing 66.9 per contest. Anthony Cowan is leading the team with 15.9 points and 4.6 assists per game while Kevin Huerter is adding 13.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
Maryland has won five of the last six meetings with Michigan, but each team is 2-2-1 against the spread over their last five encounters. Michigan has looked good in recent games, just getting edged by Purdue and then taking it to MSU. The Wolverines are a tough defensive team at home, allowing just 58.1 points per game. Maryland has struggled to stop teams on the road, allowing 86.2 per game. I think Michigan should be able to cover with some ease against this Maryland team. The public betting is strongly behind Michigan as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN -7