The NCAA Tournament is scheduled to begin on Thursday at 12:15 p.m. ET, featuring a match between the No. 9 seed, West Virginia, and No. 8 seed, Maryland, at Legacy Arena at BJCC in Birmingham. After missing the tournament last year, West Virginia made a comeback this year, performing well in the Big 12 conference and securing their place in the tournament with wins against Pitt, Purdue, Xavier, and Auburn in non-conference games. Despite it being unusual for an eighth-placed team in a 10-team conference to make the tournament, West Virginia has the opportunity to defy the odds and go far.
Meanwhile, Maryland finished the season with three losses in their last four games, but they played tough non-conference games against Miami, Tennessee, and UCLA. They finished with an 11-9 record in the Big Ten, with victories over Penn State, Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, and Northwestern. While they could make it to the Round of 32 and give Alabama a run for their money, they may also lose to an average WVU team on Thursday afternoon.
Let’s check the latest picks, NCAAB news, stats and NCAAB expert picks for West Virginia vs Maryland. We’ve plenty of NCAAB predictions for you to consider.
Erik Stevenson is one of four West Virginia players averaging double figures with 15.5 points per game and a 38.1 percent shooting rate. On the other hand, Maryland’s senior guard Jahmir Young leads the team with an average of 16.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game. Although Maryland has three other players scoring in double figures, their shooting accuracy is lacking, but they are proficient in rebounding.
West Virginia has a potent scoring offense, averaging 76.3 points per game, while Maryland has a solid defense, ranking 26th in the nation and allowing only 63.2 points per game. If Maryland can hold West Virginia to below 75 points, they have a good chance of winning.
West Virginia Mountaineers vs Maryland Terrapins Game Information
- Date: 03/15/2023
- Time: 12:15 PM ET
- Location: Legacy Arena, Birmingham, AL.
- How to Watch West Virginia vs Maryland : ESPN+
- Live Stream: CBS.com
West Virginia vs Maryland Betting Lines
West Virginia is -140 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $71.On the other side, Maryland is +120 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $120.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has West Virginia at a 58.33% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Maryland has 45.45% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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