Rutgers at Maryland College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights head to XFINITY Center to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 12.5 point favorites.
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Rutgers heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-15. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 65.5 points per contest while giving up 63.7 per game. Maryland has an overall mark of 17-11. They are averaging 74.7 points per contest and giving up 67.2, which is a point differential of 7.5.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 9-9 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 8-11 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 14-9 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 10-14 against the over/under this year
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights 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
Corey Sanders averages 14.5 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 75%. DeShawn Freeman averages 11.4 points per contest in 26 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Anthony Cowan scores 15.9 points per contest while playing 36.9 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 41% 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 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 65.5 points per contest this year, which is 329th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 344th. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 347th in Division 1. They average 39.8 boards per contest and 10.0 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 344th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 299th with 11.6 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 63.7 points per contest, which is 13th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 36th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 281st, and they allow 12.4 assists per game which puts them in 100th place in college basketball. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 270th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 157th in the country with 74.7 points per contest this season. They are 34th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.5. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 35th in Division 1. They are 115th in the country in rebounding with 36.5 boards per contest and 127th in assists per game with 14.5. The Terrapins are 98th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Terrapins give up 67.2 points per game, which ranks them 55th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 33rd and 118th in those defensive statistics. They rank 137th with 12.9 dimes allowed per game and 23rd with 31.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Terrapins are 25th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.1 per contest this year.
The Scarlet Knights are 11th in the country in defensive rating with 93.1, and their offensive rating of 95.8 is ranked 329th. They are 285th in college basketball in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 44% is 350th. As a unit they are 350th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 47% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 350th in D-1. Rutgers is 310th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 19th in the country.
Maryland is 54th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 34th in Division 1. The Terrapins are 95th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.4, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 64th. They are 291st in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 35th. As a unit they are 29th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 186th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Rutgers +12.5
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