Maryland +5.5 vs Tennessee        1.5 unit


Maryland won vs Illinois last week and then lost a 5 point game at Wisconsin after and are coming into this game off that loss and 4 days prep. Maryland’s been way better than expected under Kevin Willard and are really good on both sides of the ball – holding teams to 27% from three and mixing between press, zone and man a lot and giving teams a tough time to get in rhythm. This is a neutral site game and Tennessee’s really good but with Maryland beating Illinois they likely feel like they can hang with anybody. Tennessee’s also had a few guys banged up the last week and after their win vs Kansas hasn’t played good competition the last two and a half weeks so that could open the door for a good first half from Maryland and this should be a really good game.