Free CBB Hoops Pick: Terrapins vs Jayhawks Odds
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27-8 (7-1 N) Maryland Terrapins vs. Kansas Jayhawks 32-4 (9-1 N)
2016 NCAA Tournament – March Madness – Sweet 16
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Kentucky
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: (OPEN) KU -7
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Maryland and Kansas face off in the Sweet 16 where the winner will advance to the Elite 8 and take on the winner of the Villanova vs. Miami game.
Kansas has not really been tested in the Big Dance and while Maryland did not have a great first round they won their 2nd round game by 13 points. The Terps have not faced a team higher than a 12 seed in their first 2 games.
In their last games Kansas beat UCONN 73-61 and Maryland beat Hawaii 73-60.
Maryland is the 5th seed in the South Region and Kansas is the top seed.
Kansas ended the season as the top-ranked team in the nation and on the season Maryland was 1-1 facing top 5 teams.
The Terrapins rank 103rd in the nation in scoring (76.1 ppg) and 49th in opponents’ points allowed (66.3 ppg).
In the Hawaii game the Terrapins only led by 1-point at halftime, but they dominated the 2nd half. For the game they were solid on both ends of the floor shooting a FG% of 45.8% and they held the Warriors to a FG% of only 32.9%.
Maryland is led by star G Melo Trimble, who was the high scorer in the Hawaii game going for 24 points. He and fellow G Rasheed Sulaimon combined for 38 points and their play will be key in this game.
They have to cut down on the turnovers and score, which will not be easy facing a Kansas team that has won both of their Big Dance games by double-digits.
The Terps’ defense was solid in the Hawaii game and they also forced 13 turnovers and they must play solid D facing Kansas, who rank 16th in the nation in points per game.
Maryland last faced Kansas in the 2002 season and that was in the Big Dance where the Terps pulled out the win.
Kansas not only blew out Austin Peay in their first round game, but then beat a solid UCONN team that was on fire and won their Big East conference tournament.
The Jayhawks came out firing in the win over UCONN outscoring the Huskies by 20 points in the first half. Kansas has a solid all-around team and in the UCONN win the G/FW duo of Wayne Selden Jr., Perry Ellis combined for 43 points.
The Terps have to keep these two from shooting a high FG%, as they will get their points.
In the win over UCONN Kansas shot a solid FG% of 49% and they held the Huskies to a FG% of 33.9%.
Even though they won their last game the Jayhawks did commit 13 turnovers and they cannot do that facing Maryland.
This season Kansas is 11-3 facing ranked teams.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Maryland is 3-1 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.
- Maryland is 4-2-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Maryland has an Under record of 4-2 in their last 6 games.
- Kansas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games
- Kansas is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Kansas has an Over record of 4-2 in their last 6 games.
Free Maryland Terrapins vs. Kansas Jayhawks CBB Prediction:
Kansas is simply on fire winners of 15 straight games and they will not be stopped in this game. They do not have one big star, but a solid all-around team and they will win this game and cover the spread advancing to the Elite 8.
4* Free Sweet 16 Betting Pick: KU ATS.
The Jayhawks will not let Melo Trimble have a big game and Kansas will play solid D for the 3rd straight game.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Kansas 80 Maryland 70
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