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Steve Merril

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Feb 21 ’16, 1:00 PM
NCAA-B | Michigan vs Maryland

Play on: Maryland -9 -106

Game Analysis
Michigan comes into today’s game at Maryland with a 19-8 record, but 12 of those wins have come on their home court. Michigan is just 4-4 in true road games with those four losses all coming by 10 points or more with their average loss coming by 15.5 points per game. The Wolverines have not been a competitive bunch in their away games, and we expect that to be the case once again this afternoon. Michigan’s defense has been atrocious on the road this season. The Wolverines are giving up 74.5 points per game on 48.3% shooting from the field and 36.2% shooting from the field. Michigan’s defense has been even worse lately as they’ve allowed 75 points per game on 50.5% shooting from the field and 40.2% shooting from three-point land over their last five games. The Wolverines will face a Maryland offense that is averaging 77.4 points per game on 49.2% shooting from the field and 36% shooting from three-point land at home this season.

Maryland returns home off a poor 68-63 road loss at Minnesota on Thursday night. The Terrapins also lost their previous game 70-57 at home to Wisconsin. Maryland played two of their worst offensive games of the season as they combined to shoot just 38.7% (41-106) from the field, 36.4% (12-33) from three-point land, and 63.4% (26-41) from the free throw line. Off those two poor performances and back at home where they recently lost, we expect a peak effort in this game. The Terrapins are 14-1 at home where they own an a terrific +15 point differential on the season. Maryland’s defense has been good at home while holding opponents to just 62.4 points per game on 40.2% shooting from the field and 27.4% shooting from three-point land. Maryland is in a terrific spot for a big bounce win, so we’ll lay the points with the Terrapins in this game on Sunday afternoon.
10* Play MARYLAND (-).