Penn State at Maryland College Basketball Picks & Parlay 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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The Penn State Nittany Lions head to XFINITY Center to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
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Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-4 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 2-9 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 7-4 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/29/17 G Dion Wiley Ankle is "?"
12/29/17 C Michal Cekovsky Ankle is "?"
12/28/17 F Justin Jackson Shoulder is out for season
Lamar Stevens averages 14.1 points per contest in 30 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Tony Carr averages 18.9 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kevin Huerter averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes 3.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 64%. Anthony Cowan scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Nittany Lions allow 64.2 points per contest which is 32nd in Division 1. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 70th and 174th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 81st, and they allow 10.7 assists per game which puts them in 34th place in the country. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 320th in the nation. Penn State averages 78.4 points per contest this year, which is 101st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 101st. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 62nd in college basketball. They average 37.8 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 113th and 129th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 150th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins give up 62.6 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the country. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 29.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Terrapins are 82nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per contest this year. Maryland is 107th in Division 1 with 78.1 points per contest this season. They are 32nd in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.5. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 39th in D-1. They are 33rd in college basketball in rebounding with 40.4 boards per contest and 114th in assists per game with 15.0. The Terrapins are 13th in turnovers per contest with 16.5.
The Nittany Lions are 107th in the nation in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 89.2 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 120th in the country with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 135th. As a team they are 133rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 303rd in Division 1. Penn State is 170th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 50th in the nation.
Maryland is 13th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 4th in Division 1. The Terrapins are 19th in the nation in defensive rating with 89.6, and their offensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 59th. They are 250th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 31st. As a unit they are 21st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 127th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Penn State and under the total points
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