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Alabama vs Maryland Predictions & Tips - Alabama To Avoid Upset

  • Alabama vs Maryland predictions for March Madness Second Round
  • Alabama vs Maryland is set to tip off at 00:45 GMT on Tuesday
  • Alabama saw off Iona in Round 1 while Maryland upset #7 Connecticut
  • Crimson Tide tipped to cover and book Sweet 16 spot
  • Preview, predictions, stats & team news
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Leigh Copson 22 Mar 2021
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Alabama vs Maryland Predictions & Tips


Alabama can avoid an upset to book their Sweet 16 spot on Monday night.

The Crimson Tide’s strong frontcourt, dominant rebounding and excellent perimeter defense should lead them to victory.

They can dominate inside the paint at both ends and limit Maryland’s three-point opportunities as they chase.

  • Alabama have won seven straight games
  • Maryland upset #7 Connecticut in round one but have lost three of their last five
  • Maryland are 1-4 against national top 10 teams this season
  • Alabama leads the nation in total rebounds (1,257)
  • They rank in the top 10 for average rebounds per game (40.55)
  • Maryland have produced 994 rebounds for an average of 33.13 per game

Alabama Form & Team News


Alabama took their win streak to seven-in-a-row with the first round win over Iona.

Herb Jones was the star of the show, scoring 20 points and contributing six rebounds.

Alabama have four players averaging double digits in points scorer per game – Jordan Shackelford, Jahvon Quinerly, John Petty and Herb Jones.

Jones and Petty set the standard in rebounding, averaging a combined 11.6 boards per game.

Maryland Form & Team News


Maryland upset Connecticut in the first round but their recent form has not been great.

The Terrapins have lost three of the last five and are 1-4 against top-10 ranked teams this season.

Eric Ayala put up 20 points and five rebounds in an impressive showing against Connecticut, with Darryl Morsell adding seven offensive boards.

Ayala leads the team in scoring, averaging 15.2 points per game.

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Verdict

Alabama should avoid becoming the latest high-profile exit from March Madness.

They can dominate in the paint at both ends of the court and shut down Maryland’s three-point opportunities.

Best Bet: Alabama -5.5 Point Spread @-111.11 at BetMGM - 2 Units

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