Maryland at Michigan State NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 1/21/2019
Monday, January 21, 2019
Breslin Student Events Center
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to Breslin Student Events Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Monday, January 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 9.5 point favorites.
Maryland comes into this game with an overall record of 16-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.2 as they are averaging 76.7 points per game while giving up 65.5 per contest. Michigan State has an overall record of 16-2. They are averaging 84.7 points per game and surrendering 66.7, good for a point differential of 18.0.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 11-7-1 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 10-9-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 14-4-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
01/20/19 G Kyle Ahrens Back is questionable Monday vs Maryland
01/07/19 G Joshua Langford Ankle is out indefinitely
Anthony Cowan comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Bruno Fernando averages 14.5 points per game in 28.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 10.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 68% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Cassius Winston averages 18.2 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 7.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Nick Ward averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.0 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland averages 76.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 106th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 48th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 58th in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 162nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 206th with 13.1 per game. The Terrapins allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 41st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 57th and 142nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.9 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 73rd place in Division 1. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 15th in the country with 84.7 points per game this year. They are 10th in Division 1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 18.0. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the nation. They are 3rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 43.7 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 20.7. The Spartans are 177th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Spartans surrender 66.7 points per contest, which ranks them 61st in D-1. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 32nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 82nd with 11.8 assists allowed per contest and 57th with 32.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 6th in country in forcing turnovers with 10.3 per game.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 113.5, which is ranked 25th. They are 292nd in college basketball in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 62nd. As a unit they are 40th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 248th in D-1. Maryland is 157th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 210th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans are 5th in the country in offensive rating with 117.9. In terms of pace they are 124th in Division 1 with 71.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 7th. As a team they are 6th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 210th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State -9.5
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