NCAAB FREE PICK: Maryland +17.5
Maryland vs. North Carolina,
02/29/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 64 - 88
Point Spread: +17½/-105 Maryland
North Carolina needs to win this game to have a chance at winning the ACC title and possible earning a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, as they have a huge game at Duke on Saturday. With that said, I think North Carolina will this game, just not by 18 points. The Tar Heels had their trouble against Maryland on the road, holding on for a 83-74 win.
The Terrapins have nothing but pride and a chance to shock one of the best teams in the country. Look for them to come out with their best effort tonight, while the Tar Heels struggle to keep their focus on this game and not look ahead to the big game against the Blue Devils.
Duke faltered in a similar role last night, as they failed to cover a large line at Wake Forest, winning 79-71 as a 12.5-point favorite. North Carolina also failed to cover the game against Maryland, which just so happened to be before their earlier game against Duke. BET THE TERRAPINS!