College Basketball Picks: Wake Forest Demon Deacons vs. Maryland Terrapins
The Maryland Terrapins won both regular-season meetings against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons by a combined 36 points, which can't be ignored when making your college basketball picks on Thursday night, when the two teams meet again at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Sports bettors will find that the Terrapins are 5.5-point neutral-site favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 134 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this Atlantic Coast Conference tournament matchup from a betting perspective, while offering an against-the-spread pick along the way.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons haven't won back-to-back games since early January. They enter Thursday's matchup coming off Sunday's 90-79 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies as six-point home favorites.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Demon Deacons are 1-7 against the spread in March, with the OVER going 4-1 in that situation.
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The Maryland Terrapins have dropped three of their last four games, including a 61-58 overtime defeat to the Virginia Cavaliers as nine-point underdogs last time out.
Sports bettors will find that the Terrapins are 6-0 against the spread in their last six games following a straight-up loss.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Maryland Terrapins as one of their college basketball picks on Thursday, as they've won all four meetings with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons by an average of 16.0 points under coach Mark Turgeon.
College Basketball Pick: Maryland Terrapins -5.5