Maryland vs Ohio State Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/23/2020
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State -2.5
The Maryland Terrapins head to Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 2.5 point favorites.
Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-4. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 71.7 points per contest while giving up 62.3 per game. Ohio State has an overall record of 17-9. They are averaging 71.7 points per game and surrendering 62.3, good for a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 14-12-0 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 11-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 14-11-1 against the spread this season
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 10-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/27/19 F Makhi Mitchell Left Team is out for season
Key Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
11/05/19 G Musa Jallow Ankle is out for season
01/31/20 G D.J. Carton Personal is out indefinitely
01/15/20 F Justice Sueing Foot is out for season
Jalen Smith averages 15.4 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.7 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%. Anthony Cowan comes into this game averaging 16.7 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Duane Washington Jr. averages 10.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 23.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Kaleb Wesson scores 13.9 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins allow 62.3 points per contest which is 26th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 86th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 126th, and they allow 12.5 assists per game which puts them in 176th place in D-1. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 64th in Division 1. Maryland averages 71.7 points per contest, which is 153rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 275th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 258th in the nation. They average 39.1 boards per contest and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 33rd and 160th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 296th with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Buckeyes give up 62.3 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 216th in those defensive statistics. They rank 33rd with 10.5 dimes allowed per game and 36th with 31.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Buckeyes are 100th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest. Ohio State is 154th in the country with 71.7 points per contest this season. They are 112th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the country. They are 112th in the nation in rebounding with 36.8 boards per contest and 106th in assists per game with 14.1. The Buckeyes are 171st in turnovers per contest with 13.3.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 105.1, which is ranked 103rd. They are 242nd in college basketball in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 249th. As a unit they are 181st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 57th in D-1. Maryland is 293rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Ohio State is 109th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Buckeyes are 63rd in the country in offensive rating with 107.1. In terms of pace they are 294th in Division 1 with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 56th. As a team they are 42nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 59th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Maryland +2.5 and over 130.5 total points
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