Michigan vs. Maryland Prediction
In their final regular-season game of the year, Michigan will visit Maryland at 12:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Is today a letdown spot for the Wolverines?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Michigan. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Wolverines are 1-point road favorites versus the Terrapins after the game opened as a pick'em. As for the total, the number hit the board at 132 but was bet down to 131.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Michigan. No surprise here: 61% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Wolverines to cover the number. Meanwhile, 64% of the betting tickets wagered online are also on the over.
Who We Like: The narrative surrounding this game is that the Wolverines will come in content and possibly overconfident after winning four straight games. But I'm not buying it. Michigan has won six of its last seven games and is coming off an impressive 72-63 victory against Penn State on Wednesday. This team isn't fat and happy, it's playing great ball heading into the Big Ten Tournament and I like laying only a single point against a Maryland team that is on the bubble for the NCAA tournament.
The Wolverines are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine road games and are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. They've been great in conference play as well, posting a 20-8-1 ATS record against Big Ten foes.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: MICHIGAN WOLVERINES -1