South Dakota St. vs. Maryland Pick
Can. No. 5 Maryland find some chemistry today in the NCAA Tournament when it faces No. 12 South Dakota State at 4:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Maryland is favored in today’s game, as the Terrapins are getting odds of -9.5 points against South Dakota State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 143 points. These two meet in the second round of the South Region today from Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington.
Maryland is 25-8 on the season, 5-1 on a neutral floor and 15-16-1 against the spread. South Dakota State is 26-7 overall, 5-0 on a neutral floor and 15-14 against the spread. Maryland is an at-large bid out of the Big Ten while South Dakota State was the Summit League Tournament champion.
On paper, Maryland looks to be a team that should be able to compete with anyone. However, the Terps just haven’t been able to put together a real run. They are 3-5 in their last eight straight up and 3-4-1 against the spread in those eight games. Maryland is also just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games. They face a South Dakota State team that has won six straight and is making its third tournament appearance since 2012. The Jackrabbits shouldn’t be intimidated in this game.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE +9.5