Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Tuesday, February 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 2 point favorites.
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The Terrapins come into this game with an overall record of 20-3 and a road record of 6-0. They are 15-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-13. The Nittany Lions have an overall record of 12-12 and a home record of 8-5. They have an over/under record of 9-12 and they are 12-9 against the spread.
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Melo Trimble comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Terrapins. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Justin Jackson averages 11.3 points per game in 27 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Maryland. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Shep Garner averages 13 points per game while playing 33 minutes per contest this year for the Nittany Lions. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Tony Carr averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Maryland averages 74.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 122nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 116th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 72nd in the country. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 137th and 151st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 209th with 13.7 per game. The Terrapins allow 67.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 56th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 36th and 98th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 177th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 37th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in Division 1.
Penn State averages 72.1 points per game this year which ranks them 191st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 0.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 291st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 131st in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per contest which ranks them 173rd and 104th respectively. In the turnover department the Nittany Lions rank 212th with 13.7 per game. The Nittany Lions allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 153rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 108th and 186th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39 rebounds a game which ranks 318th and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 107th place in the nation. The Nittany Lions force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in college basketball.
The Terrapins average 78.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78 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 4 per contest. The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 109 and they assist on 54.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Maryland turns the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32%. The Terrapins give up 72 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Nittany Lions score 74.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 80.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.1 points per game. The Nittany Lions have a rating on offense of 98.3 and 57.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Penn State turns it over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 26.9%. The Nittany Lions give up 69.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 15-7 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-13 against the over/under
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 12-9 against the spread
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-12 against the over/under
Maryland Terrapins Injuries
02/06/17 F Michal Cekovsky Foot injured last game, probable Tuesday vs. Penn State
Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Maryland -2
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