Maryland at Northwestern College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/19/2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
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The Maryland Terrapins head to Allstate Arena to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Monday, February 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Northwestern as 1.5 point favorites.
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Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 18-11. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 74.7 points per contest while giving up 67.2 per game. Northwestern has an overall mark of 15-13. They are averaging 69.9 points per contest and giving up 65.9, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 14-10 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 10-15 against the over/under this year
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 11-14 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 8-16 against the over/under this year
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
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/11/17 F Rapolas Ivanauskas Shoulder is out for season
02/18/18 G Bryant McIntosh Shoulder is "?" Monday vs Maryland
02/17/18 G Jordan Ash Lower Body is out for season
Anthony Cowan averages 15.9 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kevin Huerter averages 14.7 points per contest in 34 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Scottie Lindsey scores 14.6 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Bryant McIntosh averages 12.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland averages 74.7 points per contest this year, which is 159th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 34th. From 3-point territory they shoot 39%, which is good for 34th in Division 1. They average 36.5 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 115th and 127th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 99th with 13.9 per game. The Terrapins allow 67.2 points per contest, which is 55th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 119th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 137th place in college basketball. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern is 273rd in the country with 69.9 points per contest this season. They are 287th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 190th in Division 1. They are 262nd in the country in rebounding with 33.9 boards per contest and 150th in assists per game with 14.1. The Wildcats are 286th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Wildcats give up 65.9 points per game, which ranks them 34th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 169th and 192nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 191st with 13.6 dimes allowed per game and 58th with 32.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 163rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Terrapins are 64th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 94th. In terms of pace they are 291st in the country with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 35th. As a team they are 29th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 186th in Division 1. Maryland is 53rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 34th in the nation.
Northwestern is 250th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 159th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 86th in the nation in defensive rating with 98.6, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 171st. They are 324th in D-1 in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 257th. As a unit they are 244th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 116th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Maryland +1.5
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