Thursday, February 18, 2016
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 12.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 139.
The Terrapins come into this game with an overall record of 22-4 and a road record of 4-3. They are 11-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-15. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 6-19 and a home record of 5-9. They have an over/under record of 14-9 and they are 8-15 against the spread.
Melo Trimble comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Terrapins. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Diamond Stone averages 12.8 points per game in 22.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.3 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Maryland. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Nate Mason averages 13.7 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Gophers. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Joey King averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Maryland averages 75.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 111th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 116th in the country. They average 37 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 125th and 121st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 216th with 13.2 per game. The Terrapins allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 21st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 44th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 303rd in the Division 1.
Minnesota averages 69.3 points per game this year which ranks them 249th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -5.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 286th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 308th in the nation. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest which ranks them 264th and 217th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Gophers rank 24th with 10.7 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 74.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 233rd in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 226th and 271st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.2 rebounds a game which ranks 290th and they give up 15.6 assists per contest which puts them in 314th place in the nation. The Golden Gophers force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 248th in college basketball.
The Terrapins average 73.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 66.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1 per contest. The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 112.7 and they assist on 53% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Maryland turns the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.4%. The Terrapins give up 66.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 65.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Gophers score 71.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -12 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of -2 points per game. The Golden Gophers have a rating on offense of 100.2 and 53.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Minnesota turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 25.3%. The Golden Gophers give up 73.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 11-12 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-15 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 8-15 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 14-9 against the over/under
Maryland Terrapins Injuries
11/11/15 G Dion Wiley Knee out for season
02/15/16 C Diamond Stone Suspension expected to miss Thursday vs. Minnesota
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
12/23/15 G Jarvis Johnson Heart out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland
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