Dec 30, 2020
Michigan vs. Maryland Predictions, Odds
- December 31, 2020
- By David Schwab
The final Big Ten college basketball matchup of 2020 pits the No. 16 Michigan Wolverines on the road against the Maryland Terrapins. Game time on New Year’s Eve from XFINITY Center is 7 p.m. with ESPN2 carrying the broadcast nationally.
- Expert Picks: Vegas Insiders
- Conference: Big Ten
- Venue: XFINITY Center
- Location: College Park, Maryland
- Date: Thursday, December 31, 2020
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
- TV: ESPN2
- Bet: BetMGM | BetRivers | FanDuel | PointsBet | Best Sportsbooks
WHERE TO BET MICHIGAN-MARYLAND
- West Virginia
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
Michigan-Maryland Betting Odds
- Spread: Pick em
- Money-Line: TBD
- Total: 142.5
Odds Subject to Change
This game has been opened as a PICK on the early betting lines with the total set at 142.5 points. Michigan has made its move in the national rankings behind a straight-up seven-game winning streak.
It has covered against the spread in four of its last five games with the total staying UNDER in three of the last four contests. The Wolverines are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games with a 6-1 record ATS in their last seven December games.
The total has gone OVER in five of their last six road games against Maryland. The Terrapins are 1-2 SU (2-1 ATS) in Big Ten play as part of a 6-3 SU (5-4 ATS) record overall.
The total went OVER in Monday’s stunning road upset against Wisconsin and it has gone OVER in six of the first nine games. Maryland has lost two of its last three games against Michigan. The total went OVER in two of those meetings.
The series is tied 5-5 SU over the past 10 meetings. The Terrapins have a SU record of 18-2 in their last 20 games at home.
Betting Analysis – Michigan Wolverines
Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)
- SU: 7-0
- ATS: 5-2
- SU - Home: 6-0
- SU - Away: 1-0
- O/U: 4-3
During this perfect seven-game run, forward Isaiah Livers and center Hunter Dickinson have been instrumental in Michigan’s early success. They have combined to score an average of 30.7 points with 14 rebounds a game. Livers has connected on 42.1% of his attempts beyond the three-point line.
Three other players are averaging at least nine points per game as part of the Wolverines’ 82-point scoring average. They are shooting 51.5% from the field and 35.3% from three-point range.