Maryland vs UCLA Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, December 14, 2022

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The UCLA Bruins (8-2) will try to continue a five-game winning run when visiting the Maryland Terrapins (8-2) on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at Xfinity Center. This contest is at 9:00 PM ET.

The Terrapins are currently slim 2-point favorites against the Bruins. The game’s over/under is 141.5.

Maryland vs. UCLA Odds

Point Spread for Maryland vs. UCLA

The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with bookmakers listing Maryland as the favorite.

Maryland vs. UCLA Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Maryland has -137 odds to pick up the win, while UCLA is listed at +116 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 141.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Location: College Park, Maryland
  • Arena: Xfinity Center

Maryland vs. UCLA Betting Trends

Maryland has seven wins against the spread in 10 games this year. The Terrapins have been named as the favorite seven times this year and have yet to lose any of those games. Maryland’s games this year have gone over the point total 30% of the time (three out of 10 games with a set point total).

UCLA has five wins against the spread in 10 games this year. The Bruins have been listed as the moneyline underdog just one other time so far this season, a game they lost. UCLA’s games this season have gone over the total in seven of 10 opportunities (70%).

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Maryland vs. UCLA Key Players to Watch

Maryland

Donta Scott puts up 14.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 0.6 steals and 1.2 blocked shots. Julian Reese paces his team in rebounds per contest (7.6), and also posts 11.9 points and 1 assists. Defensively, he puts up 0.9 steals and 1.2 blocked shots. Hakim Hart averages 12.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 0.9 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

UCLA

Jaime Jaquez Jr. paces the Bruins in scoring (17.4 points per game), and averages 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He also delivers 1.6 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Jaylen Clark is the Bruins’ top rebounder (6.1 per game), and he puts up 15.1 points and 1.8 assists. Tyger Campbell tops the Bruins in assists (4.8 per game), and posts 13.2 points and 2.4 rebounds. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0 blocked shots. The Bruins get 10.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game from Amari Bailey.

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What you need to know about the Maryland Terrapins

On offense, the Terrapins are scoring 75.8 points per game (125th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing 60.8 points per contest at the other end of the court (28th-ranked). With 35.4 boards per game, Maryland is 76th in college basketball. It surrenders 30.6 rebounds per contest, which ranks 164th in college basketball.

This year, Maryland is draining 7.1 threes per game (224th-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 31.1% (290th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Terrapins rank top-25 this season in three-pointers allowed, currently 24th-best in college basketball with 5.3 threes allowed per game. Meanwhile, they rank 26th with a 27.6% shooting percentage allowed from beyond the arc.

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What you need to know about the UCLA Bruins

With 81.3 points scored per game and 63.3 points conceded, the Bruins are 36th in the nation offensively and 58th defensively. UCLA grabs 31.3 rebounds per game and give up 27.6 boards, ranking 246th and 33rd, respectively, in college basketball.

UCLA is 246th in the country in 3-pointers made (6.8 per game) and 83rd in 3-point percentage (36.6%). The Bruins are 140th in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (6.8 per game) and 76th in 3-point percentage defensively (30.2%).

Maryland vs. UCLA Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Maryland, and we predict that UCLA will cover the spread (Maryland -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 141.5 points.

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How to bet Maryland vs. UCLA

You can bet on Maryland vs. UCLA 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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WRITTEN BY

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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