Maryland at Navy College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/9/2018
Friday, November 9, 2018
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The Maryland Terrapins head to Alumni Hall to take on the Navy Midshipmen on Friday, November 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 15 point favorites.
Maryland heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 19-12. They had a point differential of 6.2 as they averaged 73.1 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Navy had an overall mark of 20-11 last year. They averaged 68.7 points per contest and gave up 66.4, which was a point differential of 2.3.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins were 15-12-1 against the spread last season
The Maryland Terrapins were 12-15-0 against the over/under last year
Important Navy Midshipmen Betting Trends
The Navy Midshipmen were 3-7-0 against the spread last season
The Navy Midshipmen were 2-7-0 against the over/under last year
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Navy Midshipmen Injuries
No key injuries to report
Anthony Cowan comes into this game after averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 37.0 minutes per night last year. He grabbed 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributed 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage was 40% while his free throw percentage was 85%. Bruno Fernando averaged 10.3 points per contest in 22.4 minutes per game last year. He averaged 0.7 assists per game and 6.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage was 58% for the season while his free throw percentage was 74%.
Hasan Abdullah scored 9.9 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per game last season. He hauled in 3.0 rebounds per contest and had 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage was 40% and his free throw percentage finished at 63%. George Kiernan averaged 9.8 points per game last year and he saw the court an average of 20.0 minutes per game. He also brought in 4.7 rebounds per game and had 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage was 40% and his free throw percentage was 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland averaged 73.1 points per contest last year, which was 194th in the country. Their average scoring margin was 6.2 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a unit, which had them ranked 32nd. From 3-point territory they shot 37%, which was good for 77th in Division 1. They averaged 35.9 boards per contest and 14.1 assists per game, which ranked them 139th and 136th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they were 98th with 13.7 per game. The Terrapins allowed 66.9 points per contest, which was 45th in the nation. They also surrendered a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 111th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents averaged 31.1 rebounds a game which ranked 19th, and they allowed 12.8 assists per game which put them in 123rd place in the NCAA. They forced 11.0 turnovers per game which ranked them 28th in the country.
Useful Team Statistics
Navy was 289th in the nation with 68.7 points per contest last season. They were 189th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was 2.3. They shot 33% from beyond the arc, which was good for 268th in the country. They were 205th in the nation in rebounding with 34.8 boards per contest and 138th in assists per game with 14.1. The Midshipmen were 62nd in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Midshipmen gave up 66.4 points per game, which ranked them 36th in the country. Their defense surrendered a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 248th and 268th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 102nd with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 29.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Midshipmen were 288th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest last year.
The Terrapins were 78th in the nation last year in offensive rating with 109.4. In terms of pace they were 307th in the country with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% was 42nd. As a team they were 29th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 185th in Division 1. Maryland was 49th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions.
Navy was 32nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions. The Midshipmen were 238th in the country in offensive rating with 102.3. In terms of pace they were 302nd in Division 1 with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 221st. As a team they were 186th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 218th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Navy college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland -15
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