Maryland at Rutgers College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Louis Brown Athletic Center
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The Maryland Terrapins head to Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 3 point favorites.
Maryland comes into this game with an overall record of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.6 as they are averaging 77.2 points per game while giving up 65.6 per contest. Rutgers has an overall mark of 7-5. They are averaging 69.1 points per contest and giving up 63.0, which is a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 7-6-1 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 7-7-0 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-6-0 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-5-1 against the over/under this year
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Anthony Cowan comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 33.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Bruno Fernando averages 14.8 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 10.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 69% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Eugene Omoruyi scores 16.0 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Geo Baker averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.0 rebounds per game and has 5.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland averages 77.2 points per contest, which is 109th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 47th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 169th in the nation. They average 40.4 boards per contest and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 36th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 174th with 13.4 per game. The Terrapins allow 65.6 points per contest, which is 57th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 71st and 162nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 28.6 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 11.4 assists per game which puts them in 73rd place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 33rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers is 292nd in the nation with 69.1 points per contest this season. They are 309th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 289th in the NCAA. They are 20th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.0 boards per contest and 220th in assists per game with 13.2. The Scarlet Knights are 180th in turnovers per contest with 13.3. The Scarlet Knights give up 63.0 points per game, which ranks them 28th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 87th and 178th in those defensive statistics. They rank 71st with 11.3 dimes allowed per game and 159th with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Scarlet Knights are 168th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 113.2, which is ranked 40th. They are 285th in college basketball in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 74th. As a unit they are 69th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 228th in D-1. Maryland is 163rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 209th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights are 239th in the country in offensive rating with 101.1. In terms of pace they are 300th in Division 1 with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 315th. As a team they are 331st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 193rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Rutgers college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland -3
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