No. 20 Florida @ Maryland
Current Records: Florida 7-2; Maryland 5-4
What to Know
The Maryland Terrapins will take on the #20 Florida Gators at 4:30 p.m. ET Sunday at Barclays Center. Florida will be strutting in after a victory while the Terrapins will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Maryland was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap last week as they fell 67-61 to the Northwestern Wildcats. One thing holding Maryland back was the mediocre play of guard Eric Ayala, who did not have his best game: he finished with ten points on 2-for-12 shooting and turned the ball over six times in his 37 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, Florida made easy work of the North Florida Ospreys this past Wednesday and carried off an 85-55 win. It was another big night for Florida's forward Colin Castleton, who had 26 points along with eight boards.
The Terrapins are expected to lose this next one by 5.5. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let down bettors in their past three games.
Maryland is now 5-4 while the Gators sit at 7-2. Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Maryland is 45th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11.6 on average. To make matters even worse for the Terrapins, Florida ranks 17th in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 18.2 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked in Florida's favor.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Barclays Center -- Brooklyn, New York
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Gators are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Terrapins, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Gators as a 5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Maryland
- Ian Martinez: Out (Head)
Injury Report for Florida
- Keyontae Johnson: Out (Chest)