Saturday, January 28, 2017
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Minnesota as 5 point favorites.
The Terrapins come into this game with an overall record of 18-2 and a road record of 4-0. They are 12-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-12. The Golden Gophers have an overall record of 15-6 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 9-10 and they are 11-8 against the spread.
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Melo Trimble comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Terrapins. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Anthony Cowan averages 10.9 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.6 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Maryland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Nate Mason averages 14 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year for the Golden Gophers. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Amir Coffey averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Maryland averages 74.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 136th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 120th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 89th in the country. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game which ranks them 131st and 183rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 256th with 14.3 per game. The Terrapins allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 44th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 33rd and 50th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 154th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 176th in Division 1.
Minnesota averages 74.3 points per game this year which ranks them 138th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 203rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 179th in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest which ranks them 35th and 70th respectively. In the turnover department the Golden Gophers rank 81st with 12.3 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 54th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 10th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.4 rebounds a game which ranks 299th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 113th place in the nation. The Golden Gophers force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 113th in college basketball.
The Terrapins average 77.7 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 6.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.7 per contest. The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 108.1 and they assist on 53.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Maryland turns the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.7%. The Terrapins give up 71.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Golden Gophers score 79.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.3 points per game. The Golden Gophers have a rating on offense of 102.8 and 59.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Minnesota turns it over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.7%. The Golden Gophers give up 66.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 12-7 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 7-12 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 11-8 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 9-10 against the over/under
Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/16 F Davonte Fitzgerald Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -5
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