Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Crimson Tide vs. Terrapins CBB Odds
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2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(25-6) #2 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. #10 Maryland Terrapins (17-13)
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Time: 8:45 PM ET
Venue: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: Alabama -230, Maryland +191
CBB Betting Odds: Alabama -6
CBB Betting Total: 138.5
Maryland has been disregarded all season long. Not because they don’t have talent but because they are one of the most inconsistent teams in the country.
That makes them an interesting matchup for Alabama. The Crimson Tide are deep but rely a lot on outside shooting. If the shot aren’t falling that makes them very mortal.
This is not a huge line. I can see a scenario where Alabama gets hot and blows them out. Maryland keep it close though. I am just not sure they can push for a win.
Maryland plays defense. That is how they are going to compete with one of the top offenses in the league. They are especially good at playing defense on the perimeter.
Daryl Morsell did a good job locking up James Bouknight in their win over UConn. He only took five shots in 35 minutes and now he probably get the assignment of John Betty, the Crimson Tide’s best scorer.
Eric Ayala and Aaron Wiggins have to be able to good games against Alabama. There is not a lot of scoring on this Maryland team and if even one of them is off they are probably sunk.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Iona was able to keep the game at a reasonable pace and held the Crimson Tide to just 68 points in their first-round loss. That was less than in any of Alabama’s recent SEC Tournament games.
When this team is going well they can really compete. For a team that plays with pace, they are surprisingly committed on the defensive end. I do wonder how they are not able to speed teams up though.
They did not shoot the ball well against the Gaels. Maybe it was some nerves as Alabama is dealing with expectations much higher than normal right now. Not quite football team high but they are expected to win.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Terrapins are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 neutral site games as an underdog.
- Terrapins are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
- Terrapins are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 NCAA Tournament games.
- Crimson Tide are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
- Crimson Tide are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games as a favorite.
Free Maryland Terrapins vs. Alabama Crimson Tide NCAAB Prediction:
The question for this one is whether Maryland is ready to follow up a strong performance with another one. All throughout the season, it seemed that right after a quality win was the time to jump ship. They do not have a ton of depth but there is enough talent there.
I feel like Alabama games are often decided early. If they make a couple of early threes they get teams on their heels and then that helps their defense too. The Crimson Tide are a huge momentum team. If they are not hot early it can take them an entire half to even themselves out. I am not calling the upset but Maryland makes them work the whole game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Maryland +6
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