Duke Blue Devils vs Maryland Terrapins: Betting Odds, Preview

OddsShark.com@@OddsSharkFeatured ColumnistJanuary 25, 2013

Duke has dominated the Maryland Terrapins over the years, and the point spread for their matchup on Saturday reflects this fact, even with the Blue Devils coming off a blowout loss to Miami on Wednesday night.

Duke is 11-1 SU and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games against their ACC rivals, according to OddsShark.com, and will look to add to those totals with another win at home over Maryland this Saturday.

Maryland is the nation's second-best rebounding team and also ranks No. 2 in defensive field goal percentage, so this will not be an easy task for Duke.

Seldom does Duke get blown out in basketball, but that is exactly what happened on Wednesday, when the Miami Hurricanes pounded Coach K's crew 90-63. The Blue Devils have lost two-of-three since starting the season off 15-0 SU (9-6 ATS).

They’ll look to bounce back with a strong performance at home against a Maryland team that is 15-4 SU. But against the spread, the Terps are a bankroll-draining 5-7 in lined games so far this season.

The Terrapins are just 2-3 SU and 0-5 ATS in their last five games, including two losses in ACC road games. The total has gone UNDER in each of Maryland’s last five games and in three of their 10 games with posted totals this season.

But they have struggled in the underdog role, losing seven-of-eight in this situation dating back to last February. They have lost 18-of-22 games away from home dating back to last season.

Duke has held a clear edge over Maryland in recent years and the total has gone UNDER in nine of those 12 games.

All odds, stats and trends mentioned courtesy of OddsShark.com. Mike Pickett is an analyst at Bleacher Report and contributes to the Twitter feed.

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