Michigan vs Maryland Predictions, Expert College Basketball Picks 3/8/2020
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Location: Xfinity Center in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland -4
The Michigan Wolverines head to Xfinity Center to take on the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The opening line for this game has Maryland as 4 point favorites.
Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 67.8 per contest. Maryland has an overall record of 23-7. They are averaging 71.4 points per game and surrendering 64.3, good for a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
The Michigan Wolverines are 17-13-0 against the spread this season
The Michigan Wolverines are 16-14-0 against the over/under this year
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 14-15-1 against the spread this season
The Maryland Terrapins are 15-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Michigan Wolverines Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/27/19 F Makhi Mitchell Left Team is out for season
Isaiah Livers comes into this game averaging 13.3 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 96%. Zavier Simpson averages 12.9 points per contest in 33.7 minutes per game. He averages 7.9 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 59%.
Anthony Cowan scores 16.2 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Jalen Smith averages 15.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.5 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan averages 75.2 points per contest, which is 72nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 52nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 145th in the nation. They average 36.6 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 114th and 45th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 336th with 10.8 per game. The Wolverines allow 67.8 points per contest, which is 134th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 114th and 117th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 209th, and they allow 10.1 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 162nd in the nation with 71.4 points per contest this season. They are 287th in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 294th in the NCAA. They are 47th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.5 boards per contest and 167th in assists per game with 13.2. The Terrapins are 313th in turnovers per contest with 11.4. The Terrapins give up 64.3 points per game, which ranks them 40th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 31st and 153rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 207th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 148th with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Terrapins are 64th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Wolverines have an offensive rating of 106.9, which is ranked 70th. They are 156th in college basketball in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 48th. As a unit they are 79th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 130th in D-1. Michigan is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
Maryland is 311th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Terrapins are 96th in the country in offensive rating with 105.3. In terms of pace they are 247th in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 263rd. As a team they are 199th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 48th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Michigan/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Michigan +4
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