Brown at Maryland: 12/30/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Brown at Maryland: 12/30/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland Terrapins (7-4) vs Brown Bears (8-6)

Game Info: Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Xfinity Center)

Betting Odds: Maryland Terrapins -13 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Brown Bears and Maryland Terrapins face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at the Xfinity Center in College Park. This is the first meeting between the two teams in recent seasons. 

Brown comes into this game with an 8-6 record and they have gone 8-4 against the spread. Brown’s last game came against Syracuse and the defense really struggled in that game giving up 93 points. Brown is averaging 72.1 points while their defense is giving up 66.1 points per game. Kino Lilly Jr has been the top player for Brown averaging 12.4 points while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from behind the three point line. There are five different players that are averaging at least eight points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Maryland Terrapins who sit with a 7-4 record and they have gone 3-8 against the spread. Maryland’s last game was against Lehigh, and the defense was strong in that game giving up only 55 points, and that led to the 19 point victory. Maryland is averaging 69.4 points while their defense is giving up 65.7 points per game. Maryland is only averaging 57.4 shots per game which is 238th in college basketball. Guard Eric Ayala has been the best player for Maryland averaging 14.3 points while shooting 37.5 percent from the field and 32.9 percent from behind the three-point line. 

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Brown is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Maryland is 0-5 against the spread in their last five games as a favorite. Maryland is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven home games. The over is 5-0 in Brown’s last five games. The under is 6-1 in Terrapins last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

Maryland is winning games, but they aren’t covering spreads, and they are going to struggle again in this game to cover the spread. Look for Brown to find more offensive success, and that will be enough to keep this game close against Maryland. Back Brown to cover the spread. 

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