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College Park NCAA Regional Odds & Picks: How to Bet Wake Forest in College Baseball

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College Park Regional Odds

Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Maryland Terrapins
UConn Huskies
Long Island University Sharks

The best Big Ten team from an RPI perspective will not be favored despite being the host of a Regional. No. 2 seed Maryland enters with +140 odds, alongside Wake Forest and two other non-contenders.

The Terrapins finished 1-3 against the RPI top 25, but crushed teams outside of the top 50 with a record of 42-8. Maryland will be heavy favorites over Long Island, potentially saving ace Jason Savacool for Saturday.

Wake Forest enters College Park with an RPI of sixth in the country thanks to a beefy non-conference schedule that included regional teams in VCU, UNC Greensboro, Central Michigan, Coastal Carolina and Liberty.

Maryland and Wake Forest both own top-10 ranks nationally in hitting categories, such as home runs per nine, on-base and slugging percentage, with the difference being the Demon Deacons’ rise in level of competition.

Both Seth Keener and Rhett Lowder would be a pick’em against Savacool, who posted a 2.89 ERA and 117 strikeouts on the season. After Maryland throws its ace, there’s a big drop-off in strikeout-to-walk ratio with the remainder of the bullpen.

Look for Wake Forest to out-hit UConn on Friday, setting up a showdown against a Maryland team that finished outside the top 75 in staff ERA.

Pick: Wake Forest to Win College Park Regional (+110)

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