Maryland vs Iowa Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/10/2020
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa +1
The Maryland Terrapins head to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday, January 10, 2020. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 1 point favorites.
Maryland comes into this game with an overall record of 13-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.5 as they are averaging 74.8 points per game while giving up 61.3 per contest. Iowa has an overall record of 10-5. They are averaging 80.4 points per game and surrendering 70.7, good for a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 7-8-0 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 6-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 9-6-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-10-1 against the over/under this year
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/27/19 F Makhel Mitchell Left Team is out for season
12/27/19 F Makhi Mitchell Left Team is out for season
12/09/19 C Chol Marial Leg is out indefinitely
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
01/08/20 G CJ Fredrick Ankle is questionable
Anthony Cowan comes into this game averaging 16.7 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Jalen Smith averages 13.3 points per contest in 27.9 minutes per game. He averages 0.9 assists per game and 9.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Luka Garza scores 22.1 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Joe Wieskamp averages 14.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland averages 74.8 points per contest, which is 107th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 13.5 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 272nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 262nd in the nation. They average 42.1 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 227th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 257th with 12.7 per game. The Terrapins allow 61.3 points per contest, which is 31st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 96th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 125th, and they allow 12.0 assists per game which puts them in 142nd place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 157th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 20th in the nation with 80.4 points per contest this season. They are 94th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 125th in the NCAA. They are 67th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.9 boards per contest and 8th in assists per game with 17.9. The Hawkeyes are 305th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Hawkeyes give up 70.7 points per game, which ranks them 220th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 194th and 113th in those defensive statistics. They rank 260th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 163rd with 34.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawkeyes are 139th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 105.6, which is ranked 97th. They are 145th in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 269th. As a unit they are 197th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 138th in D-1. Maryland is 284th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 326th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 14th in the country in offensive rating with 112.1. In terms of pace they are 103rd in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 96th. As a team they are 89th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 183rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Maryland -1
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