Michigan State vs Maryland Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/29/2020
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Xfinity Center in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland -2.5
The Michigan State Spartans travel to Xfinity Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 2.5 point favorites.
Michigan State heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-9. They currently have a point differential of 11.3 as they are averaging 75.6 points per contest while giving up 64.3 per game. Maryland has an overall record of 23-5. They are averaging 71.8 points per game and surrendering 63.3, good for a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 12-16-0 against the spread
The Michigan State Spartans are 12-15-1 against the over/under
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 14-13-1 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 13-15-0 against the over/under
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
12/19/19 G Joshua Langford Foot is out for season
11/13/19 F Joey Hauser Eligibility is out for season
01/24/20 G Brock Washington Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/27/19 F Makhi Mitchell Left Team is out for season
Xavier Tillman averages 13.3 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%. Cassius Winston comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Jalen Smith averages 15.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.5 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Anthony Cowan averages 16.2 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 47th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 99th, and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 203rd place in the NCAA. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the nation. Michigan State averages 75.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 61st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 70th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 88th in D-1. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 7th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 213th with 12.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Terrapins surrender 63.3 points per contest, which ranks them 32nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 115th in those defensive statistics. They rank 181st with 12.6 assists allowed per contest, and 130th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Terrapins are 72nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per game. Maryland is 158th in the country with 71.8 points per game this year. They are 277th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 272nd in the nation. They are 41st in the country in rebounding with 38.9 boards per game and 164th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Terrapins are 308th in turnovers per game with 11.6.
The Spartans are 44th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.3. In terms of pace they are 145th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 71st. As a team they are 67th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 186th in Division 1. Michigan State is 223rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Maryland is 308th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Terrapins are 90th in the country in offensive rating with 105.6. In terms of pace they are 251st in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 254th. As a team they are 182nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 47th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan State/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Maryland -2.5
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