Virginia Cavaliers vs. Maryland Terrapins
The Maryland Terps travel to Virginia to play the Cavaliers on Monday night. The Cavaliers are -10.5 point favorites over the Terrapins with an over/under point total set at 132.
The Maryland Terps improved to 14-10, 6-5 ACC after beating Florida State at home 83-71 on Saturday. On the season, Dez Wells averages a team-high 15.2 points per game. Jake Layman is averaging 12.3 points per game, while Charles Mitchell is averaging a team-high 6.6 rebounds per contest. Seth Allen is chipping in with 10.5 points per game while averaging a team-high 3.5 assists per game. The Terps are shooting a mediocre 43.8% from the field while averaging 72.3 points per game as a team this season. Maryland is one of the best rebounding teams in the ACC, averaging 37.9 boards per game. The Terps have won three out of their last four games with two of those wins coming at home. Maryland will be on the road for this one; the Terps are 2-5 on the road this season.
The Virginia Cavaliers improved to 19-5, 10-1 ACC after beating Virginia 64-45 on Saturday. On the season, Malcolm Brogdon averages a team-high 12 points per game while averaging 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Brogdon has been playing great basketball in the last few weeks and has stepped up to be the go-to player in clutch situations. Joe Harris is averaging a second-best 11.3 points per game, while Akil Mitchell averages a team-high 6.7 rebounds per game. Virginia only averages 66.6 points per game while shooting 44.8% from the field as a team this season. The Cavaliers are a decent rebounding team, averaging 36.5 boards per game. Virginia is one of the hottest teams in the country right now, winners of seven straight games.
Virginia is on fire right now and I don’t there are too many teams that can beat this Cavaliers squad right now. Maryland has been playing well over the past week or two but I think they will find it hard to score in this one. Virginia wins comfortably at home.
Virginia Cavaliers -10.5 Maryland Terrapins