Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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The Penn State Nittany Lions travel to Comcast Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 15.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 146.
The Nittany Lions come into this game with an overall record of 9-4 and a road record of 1-1. They are 6-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-6. The Terrapins have an overall record of 11-1 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 7-4 and they are 5-6 against the spread.
Brandon Taylor comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Nittany Lions. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Shep Garner averages 14.7 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Penn State. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Melo Trimble averages 14.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year for the Terrapins. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Robert Carter averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.6 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Penn State averages 67.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 261st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 253rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 282nd in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 9.5 assists per game which ranks them 179th and 342nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 33rd with 10.9 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 56th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 51st and 241st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 127th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 82nd place in the country. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 231st in the Division 1.
Maryland averages 80.2 points per game this year which ranks them 49th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 15th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest which ranks them 185th and 69th respectively. In the turnover department the Terrapins rank 270th with 14.2 per game. The Terrapins allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 108th and 111th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 11 assists per contest which puts them in 39th place in the nation. The Terrapins force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 194th in college basketball.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-5 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-6 against the over/under
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 5-6 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 7-4 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Maryland Terrapins Injuries
11/11/15 G Dion Wiley Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Penn State
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