Valparaiso vs. Maryland Odds
COLUMBUS, OH (TheSpread) – No. 4 Maryland looks to pick up its first NCAA Tournament win as a member of the Big Ten today at 4:40PM ET when it faces No. 13 Valparaiso in Midwest Region action on TNT.
Valparaiso is 28-5 on the season, 6-0 on a neutral floor and 17-10-1 against the spread. Maryland is 27-6 on the season, 3-1 on a neutral floor and 15-14-1 against the spread. Valpo is making its ninth NCAA Tournament appearance due to it winning the Horizon League. Maryland is an at-large bid out of the Big Ten this season and the Terrapins are playing in March Madness for the 25th time.
According to the latest oddsmakers, Maryland is the slight favorite in this game, as the Terrapins are getting odds of -4.5 points against Valpo. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 123.5 points. This game is being played from Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
Valpo has won three straight and nine of its last 10 coming into today’s game. The Crusaders have also covered the spread in their last three games while hitting the under in seven straight. Maryland is coming off a loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament, but the Terrapins had won eight straight prior to that and they have covered the spread in six straight. Maryland has hit the under in four of its last six games.