Maryland vs. Michigan Odds & Sharp Betting Picks: Smart Money Moving Friday’s (March 12) Big Ten Spread
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- The Big Ten Conference Tournament quarterfinals get underway with Friday's Maryland vs. Michigan matchup at 11:30 a.m. ET (Big Ten Network).
- According to live college basketball odds, the Michigan Wolverines are 8.5-point favorites against the Maryland Terrapins, but the spread hasn't always been at that number.
- Continue reading to learn where the Maryland vs. Michigan line opened, and how smart money from sharp bettors has shifted the odds.
Maryland vs. Michigan Odds
|Time||11:30 a.m. ET|
|TV||Big Ten Network|
When it comes to tracking market activity, we refer to "sharp bettors" (also called wiseguys or professionals) as those who are profitable over the long haul and command the respect from oddsmakers to move lines based on their action.
On the other hand, "public bettors" (also called squares) wager for fun or action, but do not win over the long term.
Because public bettors don't typically affect sportsbooks' bottom line, they have little influence on odds movement across the market.
So, when public bettors are loading up on one side of a game, yet the line is moving the other way, it's typically a sign that sharps are betting the other side.
And according to our College Basketball PRO Report, Friday morning's Maryland vs. Michigan Big Ten Conference Tournament matchup is setting up as a classic sharps vs. squares showdown.
Let's take a look.