Michigan at Maryland College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/24/2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
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The Michigan Wolverines head to XFINITY Center to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 1 point favorites.
Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-7. They currently have a point differential of 10.4 as they are averaging 73.9 points per contest while giving up 63.5 per game. Maryland has an overall record of 19-11. They are averaging 74.1 points per game and surrendering 66.5, good for a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 18-10 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 15-10 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 11-15 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Moritz Wagner averages 14.6 points per contest while playing 27.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Charles Matthews averages 13 points per contest in 29.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.7 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Anthony Cowan scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 37 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 5.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Kevin Huerter averages 14.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan averages 73.9 points per contest this year, which is 178th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 57th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 100th in Division 1. They average 33.0 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 302nd and 95th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 350th with 9.3 per game. The Wolverines allow 63.5 points per contest, which is 11th in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 174th and 215th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 40th, and they allow 10.5 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 174th in the country with 74.1 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 47th in Division 1. They are 129th in the country in rebounding with 36.1 boards per contest and 124th in assists per game with 14.4. The Terrapins are 99th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Terrapins give up 66.5 points per game, which ranks them 46th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 99th in those defensive statistics. They rank 133rd with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 31.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Terrapins are 33rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per contest this year.
The Wolverines are 27th in the country in defensive rating with 96, and their offensive rating of 111.8 is ranked 47th. They are 328th in college basketball in pace with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 42nd. As a unit they are 87th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 54th in D-1. Michigan is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 97th in the country.
Maryland is 50th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 30th in Division 1. The Terrapins are 81st in the nation in defensive rating with 98.9, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 69th. They are 296th in D-1 in pace with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 33rd. As a unit they are 30th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 185th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Michigan/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan +1
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