Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Comcast Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 5 point favorites.
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The Golden Gophers come into this game with an overall record of 20-7 and a road record of 4-4. They are 15-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 14-11. The Terrapins have an overall record of 22-5 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 11-14 and they are 17-9 against the spread.
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Nate Mason comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Golden Gophers. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Amir Coffey averages 12.3 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Minnesota. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Melo Trimble averages 17.6 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Terrapins. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Justin Jackson averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Minnesota averages 75.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 110th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 236th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 178th in the country. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 15.4 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 56th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 65th with 11.9 per game. The Golden Gophers allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 74th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 316th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 159th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 157th in Division 1.
Maryland averages 74.2 points per game this year which ranks them 137th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 122nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 69th in the nation. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 150th and 140th respectively. In the turnover department the Terrapins rank 199th with 13.4 per game. The Terrapins allow 67.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 39th and 48th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 186th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the nation. The Terrapins force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 236th in college basketball.
The Golden Gophers average 65.9 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 0.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5 per contest. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 104.1 and they assist on 59.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Minnesota turns the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30%. The Golden Gophers give up 65.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Terrapins score 73.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 73.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 8.4 points per game. The Terrapins have a rating on offense of 108.4 and 56% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Maryland turns it over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.4%. The Terrapins give up 64.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 15-10 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 14-11 against the over/under
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 17-9 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 11-14 against the over/under
Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/16 F Davonte Fitzgerald Knee out for season
Maryland Terrapins Injuries
02/21/17 G Dion Wiley Back "?" Wednesday vs. Minnesota U
02/20/17 F Michal Cekovsky Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland -5
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