Minnesota at Maryland Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers travel to Xfinity Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 7.5 point favorites.
Minnesota heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 71.5 points per contest while giving up 68.7 per game. Maryland has an overall record of 21-9. They are averaging 71.8 points per game and surrendering 65.1, good for a point differential of 6.7.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 15-15-0 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 13-16-1 against the over/under
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 16-13-1 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 13-15-2 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/08/18 G Marcus Carr Eligibility is out indefinitely
03/07/19 F Michael Hurt Groin is questionable Friday vs Maryland
03/05/19 F Eric Curry Foot is out for season
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Murphy averages 14.5 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 11.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%. Amir Coffey comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Bruno Fernando averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Anthony Cowan averages 15.7 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 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Gophers allow 68.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 107th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 143rd and 181st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 127th, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 107th place in the NCAA. They force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 59th in the nation. Minnesota averages 71.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 208th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 213th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 286th in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 58th and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 255th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins surrender 65.1 points per contest, which ranks them 35th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 53rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 91st with 12.1 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 30.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Terrapins are 1st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 9.4 per game. Maryland is 202nd in the country with 71.8 points per game this year. They are 102nd in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 120th in the nation. They are 23rd in the country in rebounding with 39.3 boards per game and 199th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Terrapins are 148th in turnovers per game with 13.3.
The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 104.4, which is ranked 160th. They are 222nd in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 288th. As a unit they are 277th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 343rd in D-1. Minnesota is 261st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Maryland is 91st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions. The Terrapins are 80th in the country in offensive rating with 108.1. In terms of pace they are 309th in Division 1 with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 117th. As a team they are 97th 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 Minnesota/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland -7.5
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