Maryland at LSU NCAA Basketball Tips 3/23/2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Vy Star Veterans Memorial Arena
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to Vy Star Veterans Memorial Arena to play the LSU Tigers on Saturday in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament. LSU beat Yale 79-74 while Maryland defeated Belmont by a score of 79-77. The opening line for this matchup has LSU as 1 point favorites.
Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 71.6 points per contest while giving up 65.4 per game. LSU has an overall record of 26-5. They are averaging 81.3 points per game and surrendering 73.1, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 17-15-1 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 13-16-2 against the over/under
Important LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The LSU Tigers are 19-13-1 against the spread
The LSU Tigers are 18-12-1 against the over/under
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key LSU Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bruno Fernando averages 13.7 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 10.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Anthony Cowan comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Naz Reid averages 13.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Tremont Waters averages 15.1 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins allow 65.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 50th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 97th place in the NCAA. They force 9.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the nation. Maryland averages 71.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 205th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 121st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 134th in D-1. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 198th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 182nd with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 73.1 points per contest, which ranks them 224th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 156th and 130th in those defensive statistics. They rank 39th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 113th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 299th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game. LSU is 23rd in the country with 81.3 points per game this year. They are 73rd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 293rd in the nation. They are 25th in the country in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game and 203rd in assists per contest with 13.1. The Tigers are 159th in turnovers per game with 13.1.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 82nd. They are 309th in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 134th. As a unit they are 108th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 220th in D-1. Maryland is 132nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
LSU is 244th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 112, which is ranked 31st. They are 103rd in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 141st. As a unit they are 93rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 291st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/LSU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take LSU -1
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