Maryland at North Carolina 2012 College Basketball Picks: The No. 6 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels (25-4) must beat Maryland Wednesday night if it has hopes of winning an outright men’s basketball championship in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tar Heels and Blue Devils are knotted atop the ACC standings, each with two conference losses. If North Carolina secures a victory over Maryland, they will play Duke for the regular season conference championship on Saturday (March 3). ESPN will televise the game with a 7 pm ET tip-off.
Oddsmakers at online sportsbook Bovada.com list the Tar Heels as 17 1/2 chalk favorites versus the Terps with a combined score total of 151 (over/under). Bovada oddsmakers have opted to stay away from posting monyline College Basketball Odds.
The Tar Heels and Blue Devils are knotted atop the ACC standings, each with two conference losses. If North Carolina secures a victory over Maryland, they will play Duke for the regular season conference championship on Saturday (March 3).
Carolina has gone on a five game SU winning streak since losing at home to Duke on Feb. 21 while the Terps have lost three of their last five games SU and ATS. The Tar Heels failed to cover the betting spread last time out at Virginia but had covered for backers their four previous games. In game-totals betting, the total has fallen UNDER the number in four of the last five games Carolina played. Maryland has come up short covering for backers in three of their last five games while the total went UNDER the number in the last three of five.
Game Pick: North Carolina will win this game SU but Maryland will cover the +17 1/2 chalk. My Pick – Maryland +17 1/2.
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