Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs Terrapins CBB Odds
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(22-10) Northwestern Wildcats vs. Maryland Terrapins (24-7)
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big Ten
Date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 8:55 PM ET
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: PK
CBB Betting Total: 133.5
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Have the Wildcats done enough to earn their first NCAA bid. You would think so but beating a ranked team, essentially on their home floor would seal the deal. High motivation for Northwestern.
Maryland gets a chance to build some confidence in a very young team the more they win. This is a good matchup for them but the Wildcats do not make it easy for anyone.
Northwestern is unlikely to become a basketball power but led by coach Chris Collins they have grown and this looks like a breakthrough season for them. They took care of business in dispatching Rutgers in their opener.
Bryant McIntosh is not an elite talent but he is the best the Wildcats have. He has not had a great season shooting the ball but he is not afraid to take the big shots and is critical to their success. He did not play well in a home loss to the Terps in February.
Backcourt mate Scottie Lindsey also sees his numbers up and shooting down this season. One of those two is going to have to keep Melo Trimble in check or out score him. Both tough tasks.
Derek Pardon does not have great length but he knows how to operate inside. He leads the team with 8 boards per game and he is going to have to do a lot of dirty work while not getting into foul trouble.
All season long there has been strong debate about Maryland. How good is this team really? Are they going to wilt when the chips are down or can a great experience player lead them somewhere special?
I am in the camp of liking this group. It is probably better to have an experienced hand lead a group of young promising players and that is what they have with Trimble, who is still capable of being the best player on the court in any game.
Athletic forward Justin Jackson is a big time player as a frosh. He is not as hyped as Josh Jackson at Kansas but there might not be a ton of difference if you look closely and this Jackson is a better shooter.
The Terps can throw some weight around inside with Damonte Dodd and Michal Cekovsky. I am not saying future play with Maryland but there is a lot of reason to like them from this point forward.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
- Wildcats are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 games following a ATS win.
- Wildcats are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Friday games.
- Terrapins are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up win.
- Terrapins are 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Terrapins are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 neutral site games.
Free Northwestern Wildcats vs. Maryland Terrapins NCAAB Prediction:
I love the story of Northwestern but I am not expecting a lot from here on out. The number in this one make Maryland a big time buy for me. I thought you would have to give a couple of points.
Look for Maryland to show little rust even though this is their first game of the B10 tourney. That is where familiarity with the building will come into play.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Maryland PK & STRONG lean OVER.
I would recommend getting on this number really quickly because I can’t see the money coming in on Northwestern.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Maryland 78 – Northwestern 69
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