Ron's Tuesday College Basketball Bank Shot Best Bet
Maryland Terrapins (0-0) vs Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers (0-0)
Tuesday, November 07, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Dan Engelstad’s team is at its best when it is playing solid defensively and cashing in from the perimeter. Last season, that is exactly what we saw from Mount Saint Mary’s as it was top-100 in three-point % and top-200 in adjusted defensive efficiency. I like dogs that play D and hit the three, and while The Mount only returns two of its five starters from last year, five of its top-8 scorers are back so this is still an experienced team with a lot of chemistry. Both of these teams were very methodical last year with some of the slowest paces in D1 and I think that sets up for a game with a limited amount of possessions. To me, that bodes well for the underdog catching a ton of points on the road here. The last time Engelstafd’s Mountaineers played in College Park vs. the Terrapins it was 2020-21 and Mount Saint Mary’s only trailed by three with 10 minutes to go in that game. I expect another hard-fought effort from Mount Saint Mary’s here, and while I don’t think it wins the game outright, I like it to cover this giant spread as the underdog.