College Basketball Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Maryland Terrapins

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IJanuary 15, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Maryland Terrapins

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    Notre Dame Fighting Irish point guard Eric Atkins is averaging 18.5 points over his last five games, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks on Wednesday as he prepares to face the Maryland Terrapins at the Comcast Center.

    Sports bettors will find that the Fighting Irish are four-point road underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total released in the market.

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


    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have dropped back-to-back games, including a 74-69 setback to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets as one-point road favorites last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Fighting Irish are 1-3 straight up and against the spread as road underdogs of 3.5 to six points. 

Maryland Terrapins

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    The Maryland Terrapins have dropped two consecutive games by a combined total of 44 points, including an 85-61 defeat to the Florida State Seminoles as 6.5-point road underdogs on Sunday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that five Terrapins are averaging double-figure scoring totals at home, with Jake Layman leading the way at 15.4 points per contest. 


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, as the Maryland Terrapins are knocking down just 65.9 percent of their attempts from the charity stripe.

    College Basketball Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +4


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