UConn vs Maryland March Madness Odds — First Round 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 16, 2021

A first-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 10th-seeded Maryland Terrapins (16-13) hit the court as underdogs against the No. 7 seed UConn Huskies (15-7) on Saturday. The contest tips off at 7:10 PM ET on CBS. Here’s what you need to know when filling out your brackets for this 7-10 matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

UConn Betting Information

  • The Huskies have covered the spread more often than not this season, earning a record ATS of 14-5.
  • The Huskies are 9-3 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 2.5-point favorite.
  • The Huskies and their opponents have hit the over in 10 of 19 games this season (52.6%).
  • The Huskies lost to Creighton 59-56 and failed to cover the spread as 1.5-point underdogs, while going under the 143.5 point total in their last outing on Friday. James Bouknight racked up a team-high 14 points in the loss.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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UConn Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
James Bouknight 14 19.0 5.7 1.9 1.2 0.3 1.5
R.J. Cole 22 12.3 2.9 4.4 1.2 0.0 1.6
Tyrese Martin 21 10.7 7.3 1.1 1.0 0.4 0.8
Isaiah Whaley 22 8.1 6.1 1.4 0.9 2.6 0.4
Tyler Polley 21 7.6 2.0 0.4 0.2 0.3 1.7

Maryland Betting Information

  • With a 9-15 record ATS, Maryland has not routinely covered the spread this season.
  • For the 11th time this season, the Terrapins are at least a 2.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 4-6 against the spread.
  • The Terrapins and their opponents have typically not covered the over/under this season, only hitting the over in 41.7% (10) of their 24 games played.
  • The Terrapins fell 79-66 to Michigan in their last contest on Friday. Eric Ayala racked up a team-high 19 points in the loss. They failed to cover the spread as 9-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go over the 131.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Maryland Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Eric Ayala 27 14.9 4.2 2.2 1.1 0.1 1.9
Aaron Wiggins 29 14.0 5.9 2.6 1.1 0.5 1.7
Donta Scott 29 10.9 6.1 2.0 0.7 0.8 1.6
Darryl Morsell 28 9.0 4.0 2.8 0.9 0.6 0.5
Hakim Hart 29 7.2 3.6 1.8 0.8 0.2 1.0

Total Facts

  • UConn’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup point total (129.5 points) in 54.5% of opportunities (12 out of 22 matchups).
  • In 55.2% of Maryland’s games this season (16 of 29), the total points scored was more than Saturday’s 129.5-point over/under.
  • The Huskies average 72.5 points per game against the Terrapins’ 68.8, totaling 11.8 points over the game’s over/under of 129.5.
  • The 129.6 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 0.1 more than the 129.5 over/under in this contest.
  • The Huskies have seen a 137.2 average over/under in their games this season, 7.7 points more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The over/under for this game is 4.3 points fewer than the average over/under in Terrapins games this season (133.8 points).

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