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The ​No. 24 Maryland Terrapins (19-6, 10-4 Big 10) take on the No. 6 Michigan Wolverines (23-3, 11-3 Big 10) kicking off an action-packed Saturday of college basketball.


The Wolverines are 7-point home favorites against the Terrapins, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. And if you're considering placing a bet on this top-25 matchup, you might want to take a look at what some industry experts are saying about the game.


Maryland vs Michigan Basketball Prediction

Sports Chat Place

The Wolverines may be sixth in the nation, but those over at Sports Chat Place believe this team is in need of a win. After losing two of their last four, a convincing Big 10 win should do the trick. The Wolverines are 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last six games at home and Sports Chat Place says Michigan will make it 6-1 by covering the spread on Saturday afternoon.

Martin Leave - Capper Picks

Another expert believes Michigan will avenge its embarrassing loss to Penn State, but not by covering on Saturday afternoon. The seven-point spread seems like too much to handle, according to Martin Leave of Capper Picks, who believes the Wolverines will squeak by in a tough conference matchup.

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

Maryland may be in the top 25, but Michigan is the heavy favorite here. Even though they are coming off a recent loss to an awful Penn State Nittany Lions team, ESPN's BPI gives Michigan a 79-percent chance of winning.


Overall, the experts like the Michigan Wolverines – it's just a question of if they cover the spread or not.


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