Sunday, January 1, 2017
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Comcast Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday, January 1, 2017.
The Cornhuskers come into this game with an overall record of 7-6 and a road record of 1-2. They are 6-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7. The Terrapins have an overall record of 13-1 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 5-8 and they are 7-6 against the spread.
Tai Webster comes into this contest averaging 17.3 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cornhuskers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 13.6 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game for Nebraska. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Melo Trimble averages 18.1 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Terrapins. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Justin Jackson averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Nebraska averages 70.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 216th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them ranked 268th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 309th in the country. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game which ranks them 74th and 304th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 163rd with 13.4 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 149th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 187th and 289th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.6 rebounds a game which ranks 241st and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 154th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 94th in Division 1.
Maryland averages 75.5 points per game this year which ranks them 108th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 125th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 178th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 154th and 195th respectively. In the turnover department the Terrapins rank 221st with 14.2 per game. The Terrapins allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 65th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 59th and 65th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.7 rebounds a game which ranks 119th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the nation. The Terrapins force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in college basketball.
The Cornhuskers average 70.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.3 per contest. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 98.8 and they assist on 45.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Nebraska turns the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.6%. The Cornhuskers give up 76.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Terrapins score 73.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 88 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 22.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.7 points per game. The Terrapins have a rating on offense of 109.4 and 53.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Maryland turns it over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.9%. The Terrapins give up 62.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-5 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-7 against the over/under
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 7-6 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 5-8 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
12/28/16 G Anton Gill Knee out for season
11/12/16 G James Palmer Eligibility out for season
Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/09/16 F Damonte Dodd Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland
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