Maryland vs Tennessee Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 11 (Defenses Shine at Hall of Fame Invitational)

Larry Rupp
Maryland vs Tennessee prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Maryland vs Tennessee prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/John Amis

Maryland vs Tennessee Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
No. 13 Maryland Terrapins (8-1) vs. No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers (8-1)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Barclays Center — Brooklyn, NY
Coverage: FS1

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Sunday with an exciting matchup between the No. 13 Maryland Terrapins and No. 7 Tennessee Volunteers. The Terrapins are coming off a 64-59 loss to Wisconsin on Tuesday. Jahmir Young logged 17 points, but Maryland shot just 38.2% overall.

Meanwhile, Tennessee took care of business in a 84-49 win over Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday. The Volunteers were led by freshman Julian Phillips, who notched a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. They held their opponent to a 22.1% shooting mark (17.1% from three-point range).

Maryland vs Tennessee Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: MARY: (+188) | TENN: (-230)
Spread: MARY: +5.5 (-110) | TENN: -5.5 (-110)
Total: 134.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Tennessee enters this contest as notable favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 134.5 points, which is about average compared to Sunday's projected totals.

Maryland vs Tennessee Prediction & Pick

Maryland entered the year unranked before ripping off eight straight wins to begin the season. The Terrapins have relied on their rebounding abilities to pull away in the second half of games. They have posted a total rebounding percentage of 54.6% (No. 28 in NCAA) and crash the boards with tenacity.

This Tennessee squad is as hot as it gets, though. The Volunteers have looked unstoppable since dropping an early game to Colorado, beating up on Kansas and earning five wins by more than 25 points. They also rank second in the nation when it comes to opponent shooting percentage (32.7%).

Tennessee have more experience playing in neutral site games this season (3-1 record), so I'll back the Volunteers.

Final Score Prediction: Maryland: 60 | Tennessee: 70

Maryland vs Tennessee Betting Trends

- Maryland is 4-1 straight up in its last five games in December.
- The total has hit the under in six of Maryland's last nine games.
- Tennessee is 6-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Tennessee's last seven games.

Maryland vs Tennessee Best Bet

Tennessee's defense has played ridiculously well this season. Not only do the Volunteers hold their opponents to a low shooting percentage, but they also allow only 51.2 points per game (No. 3 in NCAA). Maryland has also fared well on that end of the court, giving up 61.3 points per game (No. 29).

When two outstanding defenses meet head-to-head, it's tends to be hard to score easy buckets. The total has hit the under in five of Tennessee's last seven games as well as in six of Maryland's last nine games. The players may need some time to adjust to playing at a venue they likely never have before.

Bet: Under 134.5 Points (-110)

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