Maryland vs Wisconsin Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Wisconsin Badgers
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Kohl Center in Madison, WI
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin -1.5
The Maryland Terrapins travel to Kohl Center to play the Wisconsin Badgers on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Wisconsin as 1.5 point favorites.
Maryland heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 73.2 points per contest while giving up 61.7 per game. Wisconsin has an overall mark of 10-6. They are averaging 67.9 points per contest and giving up 60.2, which is a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 7-9-0 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Important Wisconsin Badgers Betting Trends
The Wisconsin Badgers are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Wisconsin Badgers are 7-9-0 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 Wisconsin Badgers Injuries
12/21/19 C Joe Hedstrom Knee is out for season
11/22/19 F Micah Potter Eligibility is out indefinitely
11/05/19 C Owen Hamilton Back is out indefinitely
Jalen Smith averages 13.3 points per game in 28.0 minutes per contest. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 9.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Anthony Cowan comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Kobe King averages 10.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Nate Reuvers averages 13.7 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in Division 1. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 113th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 130th, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 160th place in the NCAA. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 180th in the nation. Maryland averages 73.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 134th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 292nd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 292nd in D-1. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 17th and 235th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 238th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Badgers surrender 60.2 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 116th and 237th in those defensive statistics. They rank 35th with 10.2 assists allowed per contest, and 44th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Badgers are 38th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game. Wisconsin is 267th in the country with 67.9 points per game this year. They are 200th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 191st in the nation. They are 237th in the country in rebounding with 34.6 boards per game and 301st in assists per contest with 11.4. The Badgers are 340th in turnovers per game with 10.9.
The Terrapins have an offensive rating of 103.4, which is ranked 137th. They are 147th in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 291st. As a unit they are 232nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 133rd in D-1. Maryland is 264th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Wisconsin is 295th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Badgers have an offensive rating of 104.6, which is ranked 109th. They are 343rd in D-1 in pace with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 156th. As a unit they are 125th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 53rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Maryland/Wisconsin college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wisconsin -1.5
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