Michigan vs Maryland Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Sunday, January 1, 2023

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The Maryland Terrapins’ (10-3, 1-1 Big Ten) Big Ten schedule includes Sunday’s matchup with the Michigan Wolverines (7-5, 1-0 Big Ten) at Crisler Center. It begins at 4:30 PM ET.

The Wolverines square off with the Terrapins in a game that Michigan is currently a slight favorite by 1.5 points. The matchup has an over/under of 144.5.

Michigan vs. Maryland Odds

Point Spread for Michigan vs. Maryland

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing Michigan as the favorite.

Michigan vs. Maryland Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Michigan has -112 odds to pick up the win, while Maryland is listed at -109 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 144.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 1, 2023
  • Game Time: 4:30 PM ET
  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Arena: Crisler Center

Michigan vs. Maryland Betting Trends

Michigan has played 12 games, with six wins against the spread. The Wolverines have been victorious in seven of the nine contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Michigan’s games this year have gone over the total in seven out of 13 opportunities (53.8%).

Against the spread, Maryland is 8-4-1 this season. The Terrapins have won 33.3% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (1-2). Maryland has eclipsed the over/under 30.8% of the time this season (four of 13 games with a set point total).

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Michigan vs. Maryland Key Players to Watch


Hunter Dickinson posts 17.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also putting up 1.1 assists, shooting 54.6% from the floor. Jett Howard averages 15.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 0.7 steals and 1.0 block. Kobe Bufkin is putting up 12.7 points, 2.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds per contest. Terrance Williams II posts 7.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest, shooting 34.9% from the floor.


Donta Scott is putting up 13.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest, making 43.4% of his shots from the field and 30.6% from beyond the arc, with 1.5 triples per game. Hakim Hart is averaging 12.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game, making 55.8% of his shots from the field and 38.3% from 3-point range, with 1.4 treys per contest. Julian Reese tops the Terrapins in rebounding (7.2 per game), and produces 10.8 points and 0.9 assists. He also posts 0.8 steals and 1.1 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Michigan Wolverines

Michigan and its opponents combined to go over the point total 15 out of 21 times last season in conference action. The Wolverines are scoring 75.9 points per game (106th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 71.3 points per contest (241st-ranked). Michigan, who ranks 116th in college basketball with 33.9 rebounds per game, is allowing 34.7 rebounds per contest, which is 24th-worst in college basketball.

This season, Michigan is sinking 8.1 threes per game (115th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 35.3% (116th-ranked) from downtown. The Wolverines rank 203rd in college basketball with 7.3 treys allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 172nd with a 32.7% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.

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What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins

In Maryland’s conference games last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 12 times. On offense the Terrapins are the 137th-ranked team in the country (74.8 points per game). Defensively they are 37th (61.8 points conceded per game). Maryland grabs 34.7 rebounds per game and give up 31.1 boards, ranking 88th and 179th, respectively, in college basketball.

At 7.3 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 31.7% from beyond the arc, Maryland is 205th and 286th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23 the Terrapins are 21st-best in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (5.3 per game) and 23rd-best in defensive 3-point percentage (28.3%).

Michigan vs. Maryland Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Maryland, and we predict that Maryland will cover the spread (Michigan -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 144.5 points.

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How to bet Michigan vs. Maryland

You can bet on Michigan vs. Maryland at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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