Free CBB Hoops Pick: Fighting Illini vs Terrapins Odds
Looking for Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Maryland Terrapins free plays? CBB betting sees the Fighting Illini taking on the Terps on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the XFinity Center, in College Park, Maryland. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions.
(13-16) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Maryland Terrapins (23-6)
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: XFinity Center, College Park, Maryland
CBB Moneyline Odds: Off
CBB Betting Odds: (Open) Terps -14.5
CBB Betting Total: 143.5
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The Terps continue to disappoint so I feel like they should have more than six losses and not be able to go on a run and get a top seed.
Illinois will be doing nothing of the sort. The most they could hope for is a surge to .500 and post season invite.
Maryland needs to start getting on a roll if they want to follow through on some of their preseason promise.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois was just 8-5 in the non conference so it is no surprise that they are not competing all that well in the B10 this season.
The Illini have split their last three league games but a couple of wins over Rutgers and a home win over Minnesota is nothing to brag about. Though this team is 6-2 ATS on the road this season.
Illinois can put the ball in the basket. Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn are averaging 18ppg and 16ppg. The challenge has been on the defensive side of things. They are givnig up 75ppg on average.
As the season has gone on their ranks have gotten thinner and thinner too. They now have three players out for the season, all of whom were expected to contribute. There are no minor leagues to draw from either.
Illinois is not likely to be able to slow down a diverse offensive team like Maryland too much.
The Terps are not going to win the B10 regular season title. However, I could definitely see them winning the conference tournament and becoming a top seed.
Per the intro I feel like the way this team has been picked on they should have 10 or more losses already. It will be on the coach to get this group ready to perform at a high level.
I do still believe that if this team is performing at its best it is as good as any team in the country. Those lofty preseason rankings were justified.
The only way they get there is if Melo Trimble starts playing like one of the best guards in America. I am not sure what has been going on with him this season but it has been unnerving. He needs to step it up.
The same goes for Jake Layman. Instead of soaring as a senior he has been in shadows. He has scored in double figures the last four games so perhaps the light is finally going off.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-2 in ILL last 11 Thu. games.
- Under is 37-14 in ILL last 51 road games.
- Under is 8-2 in MD last 10 overall.
- Under is 20-8 in MD last 28 vs. Big Ten.
Free Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Maryland Terrapins CBB Prediction:
This is a perfect tune up spot for Maryland. There is really no reason they should not be up by 15 at halftime.
Also, they have no chance at catching the Hoosiers so there is no reason to be caught looking ahead to the finale.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: OVER 143.5.
Looking at the over once it is live is also a good idea. The Illini don’t play much defense.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Maryland 83 – Illinois 65
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