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NCAAB Pick West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Maryland Terrapins Betting Odds

In a Midwest Region 3rd round game the 5th seed West Virginia Mountaineers face the 4th seed Maryland Terrapins on Sunday march 22nd. Tip off for the game at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio is set for 8:40 PM.

Betting Odds

Point Spread: PICK
Over/Under Total Line: 137.5

In their opening NCAA Tournament game West Virginia beat Buffalo 68-62 getting the point spread cover for the Mountaineers in a closely contested game.
The win was only their second in their last five games and third ATS in the last four games. The combined score by the two teams of 130 points went UNDER the posted line of 149 to break off a string of four consecutive OVERS.

On the season West Virginia is 24-9 straight up and a profitable 18-13-1 versus the betting line. On the total front the OVER held a small edge with them going 14-11-1 against the O/U line. In neutral site games they’ve been outstanding going 7-1 SU and 5-3 versus the spread number and 4-2 on the over/under line.

Valparaiso gave Maryland all they could handle in their tournament opening game with Maryland prevailing in the end 65-62 but failing to cover the 5 point spread. The win for the Terrapins was their ninth in their last 10 games with a 4-point loss to Michigan State the only blemish stopping them from going into this match on a 10-game winning streak. The point spread loss was their first after a solid run of six ATS wins. The 127 points put on the scoreboard by Valparaiso and Maryland went OVER the total of 123 for their third such result in their last four games.

Over this campaign Maryland is 24-9 SU overall with a juice losing spread record of 15-15-1 and an UNDER favoring total record of 12-15-1. When playing on a neutral court they’ve been a successful 4-1 straight up and against the spread. Versus the total in those games OVER bettors have had an edge with 3-2 mark.

West Virginia is 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 NCAA Tournament games and Maryland is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games.

Both of these teams ended the season ranked in the top 25 and on the season West Virginia is 4-8 facing ranked teams and Maryland is 2-2.

SU and ATS Pick

West Virginia Mountaineers: 24-9 SU / 18-13 ATS
Maryland Terrapins: 28-6 SU / 15-15-1 ATS

Betting Trends

• WVU is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
• WVU is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
• WVU has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
• MARY is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• MARY is 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games.
• MARY has an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.

Sagarin Rankings

West Virginia Mountaineers: 86.46
Maryland Terrapins: 85.46

Player Injuries


[F] 11/20/2014 – Kevin Noreen out indefinitely ( Undisclosed )
(!)[G] 03/16/2015 – Juwan Staten is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Buffalo ( Knee )
[G] 03/16/2015 – Gary Browne is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Buffalo ( Ankle )




West Virginia is a dangerous team so you can never be fully comfortable going against them. However, the Big Ten teams have looked very strong in this tournament and the Big Twelve teams not so much. Maryland may have been the best team in the conference since February 1st. They beat the top seeded Big Ten team Wisconsin 59-53 in late February and had a big lead on the Michigan State before losing late on some questionable calls in the semi-final of the conference tournament. They didn’t play that well in the tournament opener, but should be fully focused here.

Take Maryland -1‏

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