Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Maryland Terrapins head to Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 6 point favorites.
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The Terrapins come into this game with an overall record of 22-7 and a road record of 7-2. They are 17-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-15. The Scarlet Knights have an overall record of 13-16 and a home record of 9-5. They have an over/under record of 9-14 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
Melo Trimble comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Terrapins. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Justin Jackson averages 10.7 points per game in 27.6 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 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
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Corey Sanders averages 13.1 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Scarlet Knights. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 62%. Nigel Johnson averages 11 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Maryland averages 74.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 144th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 137th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 98th in the country. They average 36 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 144th and 116th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 193rd with 13.3 per game. The Terrapins allow 69.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 82nd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 54th and 114th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 193rd and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 33rd place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 250th in Division 1.
Rutgers averages 65.3 points per game this year which ranks them 318th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.8 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 313th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 340th in the nation. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 11 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 315th respectively. In the turnover department the Scarlet Knights rank 222nd with 13.6 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 47th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 189th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 186th place in the nation. The Scarlet Knights force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 176th in college basketball.
The Terrapins average 75.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 4.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -13 per contest. The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 108.1 and they assist on 57.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.8 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 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.5%. The Terrapins give up 71.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 81 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Scarlet Knights score 69.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 61.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.9 points per game. The Scarlet Knights have a rating on offense of 96.6 and 45.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 45%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 48% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. Rutgers turns it over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.7%. The Scarlet Knights give up 64.5 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 17-11 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 12-15 against the over/under
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 11-11 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 9-14 against the over/under
Maryland Terrapins Injuries
02/27/17 G Dion Wiley Back "?" Tuesday vs. Rutgers
02/20/17 F Michal Cekovsky Ankle out for season
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Maryland -6
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