Northwestern at Maryland College Basketball Game Picks 1/29/2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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The Northwestern Wildcats head to Xfinity Center to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 8.5 point favorites.
Northwestern heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.0 as they are averaging 69.3 points per contest while giving up 64.3 per game. Maryland has an overall mark of 16-5. They are averaging 75.2 points per contest and giving up 66.3, which is a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 11-9-0 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-12-1 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 11-9-1 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 10-10-1 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/22/19 F Pete Nance Illness is out indefinitely
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Vic Law comes into this game averaging 15.8 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Dererk Pardon averages 13.9 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 7.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Anthony Cowan scores 17.4 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Bruno Fernando averages 14.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.3 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 69.3 points per contest, which is 274th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 285th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 199th in the nation. They average 33.7 boards per contest and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 281st and 81st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 307th with 11.5 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.3 points per contest, which is 27th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 121st and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 144th, and they allow 13.2 assists per game which puts them in 185th place in the country. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 143rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 138th in the nation with 75.2 points per contest this season. They are 67th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 75th in the NCAA. They are 36th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.2 boards per contest and 156th in assists per game with 13.9. The Terrapins are 164th in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Terrapins give up 66.3 points per game, which ranks them 50th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 66th and 109th in those defensive statistics. They rank 124th with 12.4 dimes allowed per game and 5th with 29.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Terrapins are 12th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.5 per contest this year.
The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 102.1, which is ranked 218th. They are 293rd in college basketball in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 278th. As a unit they are 244th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 138th in D-1. Northwestern is 288th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Maryland is 117th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions. The Terrapins are 43rd in the country in offensive rating with 111.4. In terms of pace they are 292nd in Division 1 with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 85th. As a team they are 54th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 232nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Northwestern +8.5
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