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Maryland vs. West Virginia Odds, Opening Spread, Predictions for 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images. Pictured: Maryland guard Jahmir Young.

Maryland vs. West Virginia Odds

Maryland Odds+120
West Virginia Odds-140
Opening Spread/Current SpreadWest Virginia -2/West Virginia -2.5
March Madness odds for Maryland-West Virginia via bet365.

With the men's 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket finally set, March Madness is officially underway.

Find out how 8-seeded Maryland and 9-seeded West Virginia matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

Maryland vs West Virginia will tip off at 12:15 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 16 on CBS.

Statistical Matchup

MarylandWest Virginia
153TO %212
All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.

Instant Analysis

Bob Huggins is one of the better coaching chameleons in college basketball. His documented stylistic switches on a year-to-year basis over the last decade underpin his consistent success.

This year, the Mountaineers defense is “statistically sound.” Per ShotQuality, the ‘Eers excel at both keeping drivers and cutters away from the rim, and defending the 3-point line, as measured by the quality of threes they allow.

Of note: Huggins is 13-10 against the number in the NCAA Tournament, but four of those victories came during the 2010 Final Four run.

– Matt Cox

For more coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament and Selection Sunday, make sure to check out our experts' live reactions to the bracket reveal and the Selection Sunday live show, where you can get their instant analysis on every matchup as well as some early insights to help you make your bets.

Don't forget to print out your 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, as well — and while you're there, enter the bet 365 Bracket Challenge content for your chance to win up to $10,000,000. Enter for free at

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