Maryland at Penn State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/7/2018
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Bryce Jordan Center
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to Bryce Jordan Center to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 3.5 point favorites.
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Maryland comes into this game with an overall record of 16-9. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 75.3 points per game while giving up 67.2 per contest. Penn State has an overall record of 16-9. They are averaging 76.2 points per game and surrendering 66.8, good for a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 12-8 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-12 against the over/under this year
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 11-9 against the spread this season
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 9-12 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
02/06/18 C Michal Cekovsky Leg is "?" Wednesday vs Penn State
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
No key injuries to report
Anthony Cowan averages 16.2 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kevin Huerter averages 14.6 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Tony Carr averages 19.5 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Lamar Stevens averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland averages 75.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 136th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 48th in the country. They average 37.4 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 92nd and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 87th with 14.2 per game. The Terrapins allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 93rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 148th place in college basketball. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Penn State is 116th in the country with 76.2 points per game this year. They are 72nd in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 69th in college basketball. They are 128th in the nation in rebounding with 36.5 boards per game, and 153rd in assists per contest with 14.0. The Nittany Lions are 210th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Nittany Lions surrender 66.8 points per contest, which ranks them 50th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 65th and 162nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 49th with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 88th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Nittany Lions are 256th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Terrapins are 70th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.3, and their defensive rating of 98.5 is ranked 88th. In terms of pace they are 272nd in the country with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 50th. As a team they are 34th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 182nd in Division 1. Maryland is 53rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 30th in the nation.
Penn State is 220th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 44th in Division 1. The Nittany Lions are 25th in the nation in defensive rating with 94.5, and their offensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 114th. They are 183rd in D-1 in pace with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 115th. As a unit they are 133rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 307th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Penn State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Penn State -3.5
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