Michigan State at Maryland College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/28/2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
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The Michigan State Spartans travel to XFINITY Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday, January 28, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 7 point favorites.
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Michigan State comes into this game with an overall record of 19-3. They currently have a point differential of 20.9 as they are averaging 84.9 points per game while giving up 64.0 per contest. Maryland has an overall mark of 15-7. They are averaging 76.3 points per contest and giving up 66.7, which is a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 13-9 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 13-8 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 11-7 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-9 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot 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
01/27/18 F Bruno Fernando Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Michigan State
Miles Bridges averages 18 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 90%. Nick Ward averages 14 points per game in 19.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 70% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Anthony Cowan averages 16.4 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Kevin Huerter averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State averages 84.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 18th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 20.9 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 42%, which is good for 7th in the country. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 87th with 14.4 per game. The Spartans allow 64.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in Division 1. They also allow a 35% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 89th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.9 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 62nd place in college basketball. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 117th in the country with 76.3 points per game this year. They are 42nd in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 36th in college basketball. They are 60th in the nation in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game, and 127th in assists per contest with 14.6. The Terrapins are 61st in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Terrapins surrender 66.7 points per contest, which ranks them 56th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 124th in those defensive statistics. They rank 149th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 30.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Terrapins are 38th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game this season.
The Spartans are 6th in the nation in offensive rating with 120.4, and their defensive rating of 90.8 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 192nd in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 219th in Division 1. Michigan State is 96th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 41%, which is 1st in the nation.
Maryland is 40th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 31st in Division 1. The Terrapins are 68th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.8, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 66th. They are 255th in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 43rd. As a unit they are 28th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 172nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland +7
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