Thursday, March 24, 2016
KFC Yum! Center
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Maryland Terrapins travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Kansas Jayhawks on Thursday, March 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Kansas as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 147.
The Terrapins come into this game with an overall record of 24-7 and a road record of 4-6. They are 15-16 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-18. The Jayhawks have an overall record of 27-4 and a home record of 16-0. They have an over/under record of 11-17 and they are 23-11 against the spread.
Melo Trimble comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Terrapins. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Diamond Stone averages 12.7 points per game in 23.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.4 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 77%.
Perry Ellis averages 16.9 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Jayhawks. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Wayne Selden averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 60%.
Maryland averages 75.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 104th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 68th in the country. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 162nd and 138th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 214th with 13 per game. The Terrapins allow 66.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 47th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33 rebounds a game which ranks 53rd and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 54th place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 299th in the Division 1.
Kansas averages 80.8 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 4th in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest which ranks them 79th and 37th respectively. In the turnover department the Jayhawks rank 151st with 12.4 per game. The Jayhawks allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 61st in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 94th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 48th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 34th place in the nation. The Jayhawks force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in college basketball.
The Terrapins average 73.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5 per contest. The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 112.5 and they assist on 52% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.4 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 17.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.9%. The Terrapins give up 69.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Jayhawks score 86.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 86.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 16 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.8 points per game. The Jayhawks have a rating on offense of 115.7 and 55.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 57%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 60% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Kansas turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.3%. The Jayhawks give up 67.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 15-16 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 11-18 against the over/under
Kansas Jayhawks Betting Trends
The Kansas Jayhawks are 23-11 against the spread
The Kansas Jayhawks are 11-17 against the over/under
Maryland Terrapins Injuries
11/11/15 G Dion Wiley Knee out for season
Kansas Jayhawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Maryland
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks