Northwestern at Maryland College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/10/2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to XFINITY Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 6 point favorites.
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Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 15-10. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 70.9 points per game while giving up 65.6 per contest. Maryland has an overall mark of 16-10. They are averaging 75.1 points per contest and giving up 67.5, which is a point differential of 7.6.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-12 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-14 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 13-8 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 10-12 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/11/17 F Rapolas Ivanauskas Shoulder is out for season
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
02/09/18 C Michal Cekovsky Leg is "?" Saturday vs Northwestern
Scottie Lindsey averages 14.2 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. Bryant McIntosh averages 13 points per game in 32.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Anthony Cowan averages 16.2 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Kevin Huerter averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 70.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 254th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 257th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 181st in the country. They average 33.8 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 268th and 128th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 295th with 11.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 65.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 34th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 160th and 188th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 57th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 194th place in college basketball. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 181st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 147th in the country with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 40th in D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.6. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 34th in college basketball. They are 110th in the nation in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game, and 131st in assists per contest with 14.4. The Terrapins are 82nd in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Terrapins surrender 67.5 points per contest, which ranks them 62nd in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 115th in those defensive statistics. They rank 147th with 13.1 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 31.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Terrapins are 22nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game this season.
The Wildcats are 146th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 97.7 is ranked 70th. In terms of pace they are 312th in the country with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 226th. As a team they are 207th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 116th in Division 1. Northwestern is 262nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 149th in the nation.
Maryland is 47th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 41st in Division 1. The Terrapins are 102nd in the nation in defensive rating with 99.2, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 69th. They are 281st in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 39th. As a unit they are 31st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 179th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Maryland -6
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