Maryland vs Alabama NCAA Tournament Second Round odds, tips and betting trends

Maryland vs Alabama NCAA Tournament Second Round odds, tips and betting trends

Watch the No. 1 seed Alabama Crimson Tide (30-5) take on the No. 8 seed Maryland Terrapins (22-12) with a Sweet 16 spot in the South Region of the bracket up for grabs on Saturday at Legacy Arena at BJCC.

No line has been set yet for the Crimson Tide vs. Terrapins matchup.

Alabama has compiled a 20-15-0 record against the spread this season, while Maryland is 21-12-1. The Crimson Tide have a 16-19-0 record going over the point total, while games involving the Terrapins have a record of 11-22-1 when it comes to hitting the over. Over the last 10 games, Alabama is 4-6 against the spread and 8-2 overall while Maryland has gone 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall.

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Alabama vs. Maryland prediction

Alabama 75, Maryland 67

Against the spread

  • Alabama has covered 20 times in 35 games with a spread this season.
  • Maryland has put together a 21-12-1 record against the spread this season.
  • The Crimson Tide record 19.4 more points per game (82.6) than the Terrapins give up (63.2).
  • Alabama is 17-12 against the spread and 26-3 overall when scoring more than 63.2 points.
  • Maryland is 19-10-1 against the spread and 20-10 overall when giving up fewer than 82.6 points.
  • The Terrapins put up an average of 70.3 points per game, just 1.6 more points than the 68.7 the Crimson Tide allow.
  • Maryland is 13-3-1 against the spread and 17-0 overall when it scores more than 68.7 points.
  • Alabama’s record is 16-7 against the spread and 21-2 overall when it gives up fewer than 70.3 points.

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Players to watch

Alabama

  • Brandon Miller paces the Crimson Tide with 19.1 points per contest and 8.2 rebounds, while also averaging 2.1 assists.
  • Noah Clowney puts up 10.1 points, 7.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 0.5 steals and 1.0 block.
  • Mark Sears averages 12.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

Maryland

  • Julian Reese is No. 1 on the Terrapins in rebounding (7.3 per game), and posts 11.4 points and 1.0 assists. He also averages 0.8 steals and 1.2 blocked shots.
  • Donta Scott gets the Terrapins 11.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. He also posts 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.

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