Terrapins vs. Pirates Prediction
The seventh-ranked Maryland Terrapins are on the road tonight as the favorites at the Seton Hall Pirates. Can Maryland get the job done and cover the spread?
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Prudential Center at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Terrapins are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 140.5 points. As of Thursday morning, 77 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Maryland. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Terrapins suffer first loss
Maryland lost by a score of 76-69 Tuesday night at Penn State to fall to 10-1 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten Conference. The Terrapins trailed 40-30 at halftime and were unable to recover. Anthony Cowan Jr. paced Maryland with 16 points on 5-of-17 shooting including 3-of-9 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-6 at the free throw line. He also notched six rebounds and three assists. Eric Ayala tallied 15 points, six boards and two dimes. Aaron Wiggins accounted for 13 points, eight caroms and two assists. Jalen Smith added 12 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.
Pirates fall flat at Scarlet Knights
Seton Hall fell 68-48 Saturday at Rutgers in the Garden State Hardwood Classic to drop to 6-4 overall and 1-2 on the road. Quincy McKnight was the lone Pirates player in double figures for scoring as he recorded 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point distance. He also pulled down three rebounds. Anthony Nelson added eight points, two boards and two assists off the bench. Seton Hall trailed 36-23 at halftime and was unable to recover.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Terrapins are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games following an ATS loss. Maryland is 1-4 ATS in its last five Thursday games.
The Pirates are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games as a home underdog. Seton Hall is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games overall.
This spread is tilted toward the Terrapins due to the Pirates being without one of their best players, which played a major role in their last two losses. But Seton Hall still has a top-notch scorer in Myles Powell along with a solid core around him. I think too many points are being given on the spread for a team that plays well at home and still has aspirations of being an NCAA Tournament team. I'm going to take advantage.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SETON HALL PIRATES +6.5