Ohio at Maryland College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/7/2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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The Ohio Bobcats head to XFINITY Center to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 15.5 point favorites.
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Ohio heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-3. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 80.3 points per contest while giving up 73.4 per game. Maryland has an overall mark of 7-3. They are averaging 78.5 points per contest and giving up 66.3, which is a point differential of 12.2.
Valuable Ohio Bobcats Betting Trends
The Ohio Bobcats are 1-2 against the spread this season
The Ohio Bobcats are 4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Key Ohio Bobcats Injuries
12/06/17 F Kevin Mickle Knee is "?" Thursday vs Maryland
11/27/17 F Ben Vander Plas Foot is out indefinitely
11/13/17 F A.J. Gareri Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/13/17 F Jason Carter Leg is out indefinitely
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mike Laster averages 16.1 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Jordan Dartis averages 14.7 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.9 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Anthony Cowan scores 16.5 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kevin Huerter averages 13.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Ohio averages 80.3 points per contest this year, which is 89th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 153rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 111th in Division 1. They average 39.1 boards per contest and 15.6 assists per game, which ranks them 74th and 95th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 288th with 12.0 per game. The Bobcats allow 73.4 points per contest, which is 209th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 68th and 83rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 323rd, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 123rd place in college basketball. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 117th in the country with 78.5 points per contest this season. They are 36th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 12.2. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 67th in Division 1. They are 80th in the country in rebounding with 39.1 boards per contest and 157th in assists per game with 14.4. The Terrapins are 19th in turnovers per contest with 17.0. The Terrapins give up 66.3 points per game, which ranks them 68th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 67th and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 66th with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 28.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Terrapins are 46th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year.
The Bobcats are 192nd in the nation in offensive rating with 104.1, and their defensive rating of 95.2 is ranked 97th. In terms of pace they are 145th in the country with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 160th. As a team they are 190th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 205th in Division 1. Ohio is 310th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 69th in the nation.
Maryland is 18th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 52nd in Division 1. The Terrapins are 102nd in the nation in defensive rating with 95.3, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 58th. They are 277th in D-1 in pace with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 33rd. As a unit they are 21st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 161st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Ohio/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Ohio +15.5
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