Can Maryland get by Hawaii?
Is No. 5 Maryland going to be able to cruise into the Sweet 16, or will No. 13 Hawaii provide a big test tonight at 7:10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Maryland is favored in today’s game, as the Terrapins are getting odds of -7 points against Hawaii. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 144 points. These two meet today as part of the South Region from the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington.
Hawaii is 28-5 overall, 5-0 on a neutral floor and 15-12 against the spread. Maryland is 26-8 overall, 6-1 on a neutral court and 15-17-1 against the spread. Hawaii had a 77-66 win over Cal on Friday to get to this game while Maryland defeated South Dakota State, 79-74.
There have been plenty of questions about Maryland coming into the NCAA Tournament and Friday’s 5-point win didn’t help much. The Terps failed to cover the spread in the win and face an even-tougher team today in Hawaii. The Warriors were able to take advantage of a beat-up Cal team, but the Warriors still know how to win and expect to win at this point. Hawaii has covered in four straight against Big Ten opponents and 7 of their last 10 against winning teams. Look for the Warriors to potentially pull off the upset.
NCAA TOURNAMENT FREE PICK: HAWAII +7