Maryland at Minnesota College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/8/2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 2 point favorites.
Maryland comes into this game with an overall record of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 77.2 points per game while giving up 65.5 per contest. Minnesota has an overall mark of 12-2. They are averaging 75.0 points per contest and giving up 67.2, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 8-6-1 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 6-7-1 against the over/under
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
Bruno Fernando averages 14.5 points per game in 28.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 68% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Anthony Cowan comes into this contest averaging 16.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Jordan Murphy averages 14.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.5 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Amir Coffey averages 15.5 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins allow 65.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 53rd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 63rd and 143rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.1 rebounds a game which ranks 8th, and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 76th place in the NCAA. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 37th in the nation. Maryland averages 77.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 103rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 43rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 164th in D-1. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 34th and 125th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 189th with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers surrender 67.2 points per contest, which ranks them 83rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 115th and 214th in those defensive statistics. They rank 50th with 11.0 assists allowed per contest, and 85th with 33.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 104th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game. Minnesota is 158th in the country with 75.0 points per game this year. They are 212th in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 288th in the nation. They are 30th in the country in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game and 97th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Golden Gophers are 170th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 112.6, which is ranked 44th. They are 280th in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 63rd. As a unit they are 61st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 236th in D-1. Maryland is 166th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 204th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers are 124th in the country in offensive rating with 106.8. In terms of pace they are 193rd in Division 1 with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 272nd. As a team they are 247th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 336th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -2
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