Belmont at Maryland College Basketball Picks and Tips 3/21/2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Vy Star Veterans Memorial Arena
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The Belmont Bruins travel to Vy Star Veterans Memorial Arena to play the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament. Belmont beat Temple 81-70 on Tuesday to advance. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 5.5 point favorites.
Belmont heads into this matchup with a mark of 25-4. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 87.2 points per contest while giving up 73.8 per game. Maryland has an overall record of 22-9. They are averaging 71.3 points per game and surrendering 65.1, good for a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Belmont Bruins Betting Trends
The Belmont Bruins are 19-10-2 against the spread
The Belmont Bruins are 16-12-0 against the over/under
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 17-14-1 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 13-16-2 against the over/under
Key Belmont Bruins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kevin McClain averages 16.3 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Dylan Windler comes into this contest averaging 21.4 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Bruno Fernando averages 13.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Anthony Cowan averages 16.0 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins allow 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 242nd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 95th and 186th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 200th, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 106th place in the NCAA. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 126th in the nation. Belmont averages 87.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 44th in D-1. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 31st and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 292nd with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins surrender 65.1 points per contest, which ranks them 34th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 53rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 94th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 30.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Terrapins are 1st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 9.5 per game. Maryland is 211th in the country with 71.3 points per game this year. They are 113th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 128th in the nation. They are 22nd in the country in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game and 192nd in assists per contest with 13.2. The Terrapins are 161st in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Bruins are 5th in the nation in offensive rating with 116.3. In terms of pace they are 18th in the country with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 3rd. As a team they are 3rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 50th in Division 1. Belmont is 329th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
Maryland is 100th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Terrapins are 87th in the country in offensive rating with 107.6. In terms of pace they are 311th in Division 1 with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 132nd. As a team they are 98th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 214th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Belmont/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Maryland -5.5
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