Maryland vs Rutgers Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 3/3/2020
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers -1.5
The Maryland Terrapins head to Louis Brown Athletic Center to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The opening line for this game has Rutgers as 1.5 point favorites.
Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 71.6 points per contest while giving up 63.8 per game. Rutgers has an overall record of 18-11. They are averaging 69.6 points per game and surrendering 62.3, good for a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 14-14-1 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 14-15-0 against the over/under this year
Important Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 17-9-2 against the spread this season
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 14-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/27/19 F Makhi Mitchell Left Team is out for season
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jalen Smith averages 15.3 points per contest in 31.0 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 10.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%. Anthony Cowan comes into this game averaging 16.1 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Geo Baker averages 10.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Ron Harper Jr. scores 12.1 points per contest while playing 28.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 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 63.8 points per contest which is 35th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 138th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 201st place in D-1. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 69th in Division 1. Maryland averages 71.6 points per contest, which is 161st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 280th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 278th in the nation. They average 38.6 boards per contest and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 45th and 170th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 310th with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Scarlet Knights give up 62.3 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 11th and 115th in those defensive statistics. They rank 127th with 12.0 dimes allowed per game and 127th with 34.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Scarlet Knights are 164th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per contest. Rutgers is 221st in the country with 69.6 points per contest this season. They are 133rd in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 317th in the country. They are 17th in the nation in rebounding with 40.0 boards per contest and 212th in assists per game with 12.7. The Scarlet Knights are 258th in turnovers per contest with 12.3.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 105.5, which is ranked 90th. They are 248th in college basketball in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 253rd. As a unit they are 189th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 48th in D-1. Maryland is 309th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Rutgers is 260th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Scarlet Knights have an offensive rating of 102.3, which is ranked 160th. They are 255th in D-1 in pace with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 224th. As a unit they are 266th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 315th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Maryland +1.5 and over 131.5 total points
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