Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan State Spartans Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/15/2020
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State -6
The Maryland Terrapins travel to Breslin Center to play the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 6 point favorites.
Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.5 as they are averaging 71.7 points per contest while giving up 62.3 per game. Michigan State has an overall record of 17-8. They are averaging 75.7 points per game and surrendering 64.0, good for a point differential of 11.7.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 13-11-0 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 10-14-0 against the over/under
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-14-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 11-13-1 against the over/under
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/27/19 F Makhi Mitchell Left Team is out for season
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/19/19 G Joshua Langford Foot is out for season
11/13/19 F Joey Hauser Eligibility is out for season
01/24/20 G Brock Washington Suspension is out indefinitely
Jalen Smith averages 15.1 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 10.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Anthony Cowan comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Xavier Tillman averages 13.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Cassius Winston averages 18.3 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 24th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 125th, and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 184th place in the NCAA. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 105th in the nation. Maryland averages 71.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 161st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 264th in D-1. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 37th and 187th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 270th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans surrender 64.0 points per contest, which ranks them 45th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 190th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest, and 89th with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 24th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game. Michigan State is 69th in the country with 75.7 points per game this year. They are 90th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 11.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 106th in the nation. They are 7th in the country in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game and 3rd in assists per contest with 17.8. The Spartans are 231st in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 104.6, which is ranked 113th. They are 231st in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 250th. As a unit they are 184th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 62nd in D-1. Maryland is 270th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Michigan State is 244th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Spartans have an offensive rating of 108.4, which is ranked 42nd. They are 158th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 87th. As a unit they are 78th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 188th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Michigan State -6
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