Alabama vs. Maryland: March Madness Predictions and Picks

Alabama vs. Maryland: March Madness Predictions and Picks

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The second round of the NCAA Tournament is set to begin, and one of the most exciting matchups of the day will be between the No. 1 seed Alabama Crimson Tide and the Maryland Terrapins. This game promises to be a high-scoring affair, with both teams boasting talented players who can light up the scoreboard. In this article, we will provide an in-depth analysis of both teams and make our expert March Madness predictions and picks.

 

Alabama Crimson Tide

The Alabama Crimson Tide are one of the best teams in the country and have had a remarkable season so far. They went 16-2 against SEC opponents and have a 14-3 record in non-conference play. The Crimson Tide are a high-scoring team that averages 79.6 points per game, good for 14th in the nation. They are also a strong defensive team, allowing just 70.3 points per game, which ranks 164th in the country.

The Crimson Tide have a balanced scoring attack, with six players averaging double figures in points. They are led by Brandon Miller, who is shooting 39.6% from beyond the arc and averaging 19.1 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. Alabama is also a strong rebounding team, averaging 40.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 11th in the country.

 

Maryland Terrapins

The Maryland Terrapins are a talented team that has had an up-and-down season. They went 11-9 in Big Ten play and have a 70.3 points per game scoring average. The Terrapins are led by Julian Reese, who is averaging 11.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. They are also a solid defensive team, allowing just 63.2 points per game, which ranks 28th in the nation.

The Terrapins will need to be at their best if they hope to pull off an upset against the top-seeded Crimson Tide. They will need to shoot the ball well from beyond the arc and get strong performances from their top players.

 

Betting Trends

Maryland are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Maryland's last 5 games.

Maryland are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.

Maryland are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference.

Maryland are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games played in March.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Alabama's last 5 games.

Alabama are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.

Alabama are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.

Alabama are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games played in March.

 

Prediction

While the Maryland Terrapins are a talented team, we believe that the Alabama Crimson Tide are simply too strong for them. The Crimson Tide have a balanced scoring attack, strong rebounding, and solid defense, all of which will be key factors in this game. Additionally, they are battle-tested, having played against some of the best teams in the country throughout the season.

We believe that the Crimson Tide will win this game and cover the 9-point spread. Alabama is simply too talented and too strong for the Terrapins to keep up with. Brandon Miller will lead the way for the Crimson Tide, and we expect him to have a big game. Additionally, Alabama's depth and balanced scoring attack will make it difficult for the Terrapins to keep pace.

 

PICK: Alabama +9 (-110)

 

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