Maryland vs Northwestern Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/21/2020
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Northwestern +7.5
The Maryland Terrapins travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 7.5 point favorites.
Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.5 as they are averaging 71.2 points per contest while giving up 60.7 per game. Northwestern has an overall mark of 6-11. They are averaging 66.8 points per contest and giving up 66.8, which is a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-9-0 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 6-12-0 against the over/under
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-8-1 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 8-7-1 against the over/under
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
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/06/20 G Boo Buie Ankle is out indefinitely
01/06/20 G Anthony Gaines Shoulder is out for season
Jalen Smith averages 13.8 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Anthony Cowan comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Pat Spencer averages 10.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Miller Kopp averages 13.1 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins allow 60.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 85th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 99th, and they give up 11.9 assists per contest which puts them in 124th place in the NCAA. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in the nation. Maryland averages 71.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 186th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 10.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 289th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 292nd in D-1. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 251st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 227th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 66.8 points per contest, which ranks them 122nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 154th and 143rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 323rd with 15.5 assists allowed per contest, and 222nd with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 17th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per game. Northwestern is 292nd in the country with 66.8 points per game this year. They are 259th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 253rd in the nation. They are 237th in the country in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game and 127th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Wildcats are 338th in turnovers per game with 10.8.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 103.1, which is ranked 141st. They are 221st in college basketball in pace with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 285th. As a unit they are 237th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 114th in D-1. Maryland is 236th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Northwestern is 324th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 99.4, which is ranked 227th. They are 299th in D-1 in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 279th. As a unit they are 260th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 242nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Northwestern +7.5
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