Thursday, January 28, 2016
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Comcast Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 16-3 and a road record of 4-1. They are 10-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-6. The Terrapins have an overall record of 17-3 and a home record of 11-0. They have an over/under record of 9-10 and they are 8-10 against the spread.
Jarrod Uthoff comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawkeyes. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Peter Jok averages 14.7 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Iowa. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Melo Trimble averages 14.5 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Terrapins. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Robert Carter averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Iowa averages 81.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 41st. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 9th in the country. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game which ranks them 83rd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 9.8 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 67.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 84th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 64th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 233rd and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 191st place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in the Division 1.
Maryland averages 77.5 points per game this year which ranks them 68th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 62nd in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest which ranks them 137th and 106th respectively. In the turnover department the Terrapins rank 238th with 13.5 per game. The Terrapins allow 64.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 42nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 28th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the nation. The Terrapins force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 271st in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes average 77.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.3 per contest. The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 116.3 and they assist on 60.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Iowa turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31%.
The Terrapins score 80 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.7 points per game. The Terrapins have a rating on offense of 114.7 and 52.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 58%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 61% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Maryland turns it over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.7%.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 10-6 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 9-6 against the over/under
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 8-10 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-10 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/06/15 F Dale Jones Knee out for season
Maryland Terrapins Injuries
11/11/15 G Dion Wiley Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa
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