NCAA Basketball Picks: Maryland vs. Miami Florida

PJ Laferla

Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:16 PM GMT

The ACC will be on full display tonight when the Maryland Terrapins take on the Miami Hurricanes at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida in a conference rivalry matchup

ACC Matchup: Maryland vs. Miami

Both teams will be gunning for the win, but who will beat the college basketball betting odds.

Tip off is slated for 8:00 PM EST and be seen live on television, with broadcast coverage provided by ESPNU.

The current line on the game has Miami listed as -6 point home favorites, while the over/under total has been set to 130 points.

Maryland Terrapins

The Maryland Terrapins enter play tonight against the Miami Hurricanes with 13 straight up wins and just 2 losses on the season. However, they are only 1-1 in conference play thus far. Maryland is an impressive 3-0 against the spread when playing on the road this season and 2-0 as an underdog.

Their offense shoots 49.5% from the field, which translates into an average of 76.7 points per game.

Defensively they are surrendering an average of 60.5 points to their opponents and they are only allowing 35.3% of the shoots to be made, which is 3rd best in the nation.

One interesting and staggering basketball betting stat about Maryland this season is: they have made more free throws (232) than their opponents have even attempted (216).

Miami Hurricanes

The Miami Hurricanes come into this contest having won their last three games in a row and as a result have now produced 11 straight up wins on the year, while dropping just three.

Miami is also 2-0 in their conference, which is the first time they have accomplished that feat since joining the ACC back in 2003-04.

Miami has been sensational against the spread this season, with a 9-2 record overall, including 4-2 at home and a sterling 7-1 as a favorite.

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Betting Trends

Maryland is a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last five games played on a Sunday and 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games following a straight up loss.

They have gone over the posted total in four straight games played on the road.

Miami is 19-7-1 against the spread in their last 27 games overall and 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven versus conference opponents.

Three of Miami’s last four games played at home have stayed under the posted total.

Head To Head

Maryland has covered the point spread in five of the last six games against Miami.

Free Pick

Miami is laying the chalk at home, but -6 is too much to take for your sports picks against a team like Maryland, who has a much more powerful offense. Take Maryland and the generous +6 points and don’t be surprised to see them win this one outright.

NCAAB Free Picks: Maryland +6 at Bookmaker

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