College Basketball Picks: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Maryland Terrapins

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 6, 2013

College Basketball Picks: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Maryland Terrapins

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    The North Carolina Tar Heels have won and covered the spread in their last five games, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks on Wednesday night, when they take on the Maryland Terrapins at the Comcast Center on ESPN.

    Sports bettors will find that the Tar Heels are one-point road favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total is 145.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Atlantic Coast Conference affair from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction on the total along the way.

North Carolina Tar Heels

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    The North Carolina Tar Heels have won 11 of 14 games since starting ACC play 0-2 in early January. That stretch includes their 79-58 victory over the Florida State Seminoles as 12-point home favorites on Sunday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Tar Heels are 3-1 against the spread as road favorites of three points or less in their last four opportunities, with the OVER cashing in each of those contests.

Maryland Terrapins

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    The Maryland Terrapins have alternated wins and losses over their last seven games. They are coming off a 67-57 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons as two-point road favorites last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Terrapins are 5-15-2 against the spread off a win against a conference rival. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their sports betting picks on Wednesday night, as the OVER is 18-5 in the last 23 meetings in this series.

    College Basketball Pick: Over 145.5 

     

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