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    Maryland Terrapins versus Duke Blue Devils Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Odds Preview 2-16-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 22-2 Duke Blue Devils will travel in ACC conference action when they face the 17-7 Maryland Terrapins in an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Maryland is scheduled for 6PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

    The college basketball odds from this game has the road team Duke Blue Devils favored by -5 ½ points. Early money has landed on Duke as the odds opened up a few hours ago with the Blue Devils favored by -5 points.

    The teams met on January 26th with Duke posting the 84-64 home win against the Terrapins as a -12 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 139 points.

    Duke has a true road record of 3-2 on the year. The team is 9-2 against the ACC conference. On the road in conference play the team has wins at Boston College, Florida St and Wake Forest with losses at NC State and Miami. They win their sixth straight game in a 73-68 home win against the North Carolina Tar Heels as a -10 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 151 ½ points. Duke overcomes a four point deficit at the half by outscoring North Carolina 44-35 in the second half. Duke hits on 44.6% from the field and 6 of 16 from three. They survived 17 turnovers by limiting North Carolina to 37.9% shooting and the Tar Heels missing 10 of 23 free throws. Quinn Cook had 18 points and 6 rebounds on 6 of 12 shooting. Duke is a solid offensive team ranking in the top eleven in points per game and three point shooting. The Blue Devils average 78 points a game and 40.8% from beyond the arc.

    The Terrapins are 14-2 on their home court. Maryland is 5-6 against conference foes. At home in ACC play the team has wins against Virginia Tech, Boston College and Wake Forest with losses to Florida St and on Sunday an 80-69 home defeat to the Virginia Cavaliers as a -2 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at over 115 ½ points. Maryland shot 46.6% from the floor along with 5 of 17 from three. They miss 8 of 18 free throws and lose the game on defense by giving up 54.2% shooting to the Cavaliers. Dezmine Wells had 13 points and 5 rebounds on 5 of 9 shooting in the loss. The Terrapins are very good on both end of the courts. They rank 29th in college basketball hitting on 47.2% from the floor. Maryland is fifth in major college basketball in defensive field goal percentage giving up 36.7% shooting to opponents on the year.