Iowa vs Maryland Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 1/30/2020
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Location: Xfinity Center in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland -5.5
The Iowa Hawkeyes head to Xfinity Center to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Thursday, January 30, 2020. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 5.5 point favorites.
Iowa heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.7 as they are averaging 79.6 points per contest while giving up 69.9 per game. Maryland has an overall mark of 16-4. They are averaging 71.8 points per contest and giving up 61.8, which is a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-8-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-13-1 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 11-9-0 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 8-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/16/19 G Jordan Bohannon Hip is out for season
12/06/19 F Patrick McCaffery Illness is out indefinitely
11/25/19 F Jack Nunge ACL is out for season
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/27/19 F Makhi Mitchell Left Team is out for season
Luka Garza comes into this game averaging 23.1 points per contest while playing 31.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is 65%. Joe Wieskamp averages 14.9 points per contest in 32.0 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Anthony Cowan scores 15.5 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Jalen Smith averages 15.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.6 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 79.6 points per contest, which is 21st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 99th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 95th in the nation. They average 39.1 boards per contest and 18.0 assists per game, which ranks them 47th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 283rd with 12.2 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 69.9 points per contest, which is 200th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 163rd and 76th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 135th, and they allow 14.2 assists per game which puts them in 274th place in the country. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 110th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 163rd in the nation with 71.8 points per contest this season. They are 287th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 255th in the NCAA. They are 38th in D-1 in rebounding with 39.5 boards per contest and 227th in assists per game with 12.7. The Terrapins are 278th in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Terrapins give up 61.8 points per game, which ranks them 25th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 135th in those defensive statistics. They rank 184th with 12.6 dimes allowed per game and 87th with 33.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Terrapins are 125th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 111.6, which is ranked 11th. They are 103rd in college basketball in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 93rd. As a unit they are 75th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 177th in D-1. Iowa is 320th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Maryland is 281st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Terrapins are 108th in the country in offensive rating with 105. In terms of pace they are 252nd in Division 1 with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 270th. As a team they are 213th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 81st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa +5.5
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