Nebraska at Maryland College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Xfinity Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Nebraska as 2 point favorites.
Nebraska heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-2. They currently have a point differential of 22.3 as they are averaging 80.2 points per contest while giving up 57.8 per game. Maryland has an overall mark of 10-3. They are averaging 77.5 points per contest and giving up 65.2, which is a point differential of 12.3.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-2-1 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 7-6-0 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 6-7-0 against the over/under
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/18 G Karrington Davis Achilles is out for season
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
01/01/19 F Jalen Smith Undisclosed is questionable Wednesday vs Nebraska
James Palmer comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. Isaac Copeland averages 14.5 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Anthony Cowan averages 16.5 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Bruno Fernando averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.6 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 70% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska averages 80.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 61st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 22.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 71st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 56th in the nation. They average 37.6 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 115th and 98th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 340th with 10.6 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 57.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 25% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 180th and they give up 8.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 4th place in Division 1. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 275th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 106th in the country with 77.5 points per game this year. They are 51st in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 12.3. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 206th in the nation. They are 32nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 120th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Terrapins are 173rd in turnovers per game with 13.5. The Terrapins surrender 65.2 points per contest, which ranks them 52nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 64th and 137th in those defensive statistics. They rank 73rd with 11.4 assists allowed per contest and 4th with 28.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Terrapins are 37th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per game.
The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 115.8, which is ranked 22nd. They are 244th in college basketball in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 51st. As a unit they are 37th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 121st in D-1. Nebraska is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Maryland is 151st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions. The Terrapins are 46th in the country in offensive rating with 113.1. In terms of pace they are 279th in Division 1 with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 75th. As a team they are 68th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 206th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Maryland +2
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