The George Washington Colonials travel to the Xfinity Center to take on the No. 21 Maryland Terrapins on Thursday night. Both squads won their season openers and head into this matchup 1-0. Neither side, however, covered the spread in their opener. George Washington was -6.5 and won 75-72 against St. Francis (Pa.), while Maryland was -23 and it won 83-69 against Quinnipiac

Tipoff for this one is at 6:30 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Terrapins as 17.5-point favorites in the latest Maryland vs. George Washington odds. The over-under for total points is up to 142 after opening at 137.5. Before making any George Washington vs. Maryland picks, make sure you check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Maryland vs. George Washington and just locked in its coveted CBB picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for George Washington vs. Maryland:

  • Maryland vs. George Washington spread: Maryland -17.5
  • Maryland vs. George Washington over-under: 142 points
  • Maryland vs. George Washington money line: George Washington +850, Maryland -1600
  • MD: Home team is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings
  • GW: Under is 5-1 in Colonials last six Thursday games  
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Why Maryland can cover

Senior guard Eric Ayala was the team's leading scorer last season, when he averaged 15.1 points per game with 4.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists. He has been put on the 2022 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Watch List. Ayala finished with 13 points, eight boards, and two assists in the opener. The Delaware native also shot a team-high 3 of 7 from beyond the arc and he passed the 1,000-point mark for his career. 

The Terrapins had a well-balanced scoring attack in the season opener with five players scoring in double figures. Junior forward Donta Scott had 13 points and five boards in 29 minutes. Freshman forward Julian Reese had 11 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks in his debut. 

Why George Washington can cover 

George Washington opened its season with a 75-72 win against St. Francis (Pa.). The Colonials had three players in double-digits, including two who scored over 20. Guard Brendan Adams had a team-high 22 points while grabbing five boards, and three assists. Adams went 4-6 from three and 6-7 from the free-throw line. 

Sophomore Joe Bamisile had an impressive all-around performance. He scored 20 points, grabbed five rebounds with three blocks and two steals. Senior forward Ricky Lindo Jr. had a near double-double. He had 17 points and nine rebounds. Lindo Jr. also had six blocks with three steals. 

How to make George Washington vs. Maryland picks

SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 137 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time. You can only get the model's picks at SportsLine

So who wins Maryland vs. George Washington? And which side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up $2,200 on its college basketball picks the last five years, and find out.