Iowa at Maryland College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/7/2018
Sunday, January 7, 2018
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The Iowa Hawkeyes head to XFINITY Center to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 9.5 point favorites.
Iowa heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.1 as they are averaging 81.2 points per contest while giving up 74.1 per game. Maryland has an overall mark of 13-4. They are averaging 76.9 points per contest and giving up 64.6, which is a point differential of 12.2.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 8-5 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 7-6 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/28/17 G Connor McCaffery Throat is out indefinitely
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/31/17 F Ivan Bender Knee is out for season
12/28/17 F Justin Jackson Shoulder is out for season
Tyler Cook averages 15.2 points per contest while playing 25.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Jordan Bohannon averages 11.8 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 5 assists per game and 2.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Anthony Cowan scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 35.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.9 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%. Kevin Huerter averages 14.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 81.2 points per contest this year, which is 58th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 51st. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 80th in Division 1. They average 40.7 boards per contest and 19.4 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 161st with 13.6 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 74.1 points per contest, which is 220th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 149th and 143rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 141st, and they allow 14.4 assists per game which puts them in 252nd place in college basketball. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 60th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 130th in the country with 76.9 points per contest this season. They are 48th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.2. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 41st in Division 1. They are 50th in the country in rebounding with 39.5 boards per contest and 132nd in assists per game with 14.7. The Terrapins are 41st in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Terrapins give up 64.6 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 106th with 12.2 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 30.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Terrapins are 41st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Hawkeyes are 60th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 206th. In terms of pace they are 84th in the country with 72.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 63rd. As a team they are 80th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 228th in Division 1. Iowa is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 129th in the nation.
Maryland is 22nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 17th in Division 1. The Terrapins are 47th in the nation in defensive rating with 93.5, and their offensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 65th. They are 271st in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 45th. As a unit they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 151st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa +9.5
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