Maryland vs Minnesota Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 2/26/2020
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota -1.5
The Maryland Terrapins travel to Williams Arena to play the Minnesota Golden Gophers on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 1.5 point favorites.
Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.7 as they are averaging 71.7 points per contest while giving up 63.0 per game. Minnesota has an overall record of 13-13. They are averaging 69.8 points per game and surrendering 65.6, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 14-13-0 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 12-15-0 against the over/under
Important Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 14-10-2 against the spread
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 10-16-0 against the over/under
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/27/19 F Makhi Mitchell Left Team is out for season
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
11/05/19 F Eric Curry Knee is out for season
02/25/20 F Isaiah Ihnen Wrist is questionable Wednesday vs Maryland
Anthony Cowan comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Jalen Smith averages 15.1 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Daniel Oturu averages 19.7 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.4 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Marcus Carr averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland averages 71.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 158th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 270th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 251st in the nation. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 46th and 166th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 297th with 11.7 per game. The Terrapins allow 63.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 95th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 129th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 171st place in Division 1. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 63rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Minnesota is 215th in the country with 69.8 points per game this year. They are 271st in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 245th in the nation. They are 34th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.2 boards per game, and 39th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Golden Gophers are 305th in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Golden Gophers surrender 65.6 points per contest, which ranks them 75th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 68th and 112th in those defensive statistics. They rank 209th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 254th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Golden Gophers are 17th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per game.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 105.3, which is ranked 99th. They are 248th in college basketball in pace with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 239th. As a unit they are 175th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 50th in D-1. Maryland is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Minnesota is 307th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Golden Gophers have an offensive rating of 102.9, which is ranked 146th. They are 289th in D-1 in pace with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 252nd. As a unit they are 265th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 85th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Minnesota college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -1.5
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