Northwestern vs Maryland Predictions, NCAA Basketball Picks 2/18/2020
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: Xfinity Center in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland -15
The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Xfinity Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 15 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 6-18. They currently have a point differential of -4.2 as they are averaging 64.8 points per game while giving up 69.0 per contest. Maryland has an overall record of 21-4. They are averaging 71.5 points per game and surrendering 62.2, good for a point differential of 9.4.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 9-13-1 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-12-1 against the over/under
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 14-11-0 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/06/20 G Anthony Gaines Shoulder is out for season
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/27/19 F Makhi Mitchell Left Team is out for season
Miller Kopp comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Pat Spencer averages 10.7 points per game in 29.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Anthony Cowan averages 16.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Jalen Smith averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 64.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 319th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -4.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 274th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 265th in the nation. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 275th and 123rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 334th with 10.8 per game. The Wildcats allow 69.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 169th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 143rd and 193rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.0 rebounds a game which ranks 276th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 327th place in Division 1. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 161st in the country with 71.5 points per game this year. They are 273rd in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 9.4. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 248th in the nation. They are 36th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game, and 176th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Terrapins are 277th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Terrapins surrender 62.2 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 79th in those defensive statistics. They rank 181st with 12.6 assists allowed per contest and 128th with 34.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Terrapins are 94th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Wildcats are 273rd in the nation in offensive rating with 97.1. In terms of pace they are 309th in the country with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 292nd. As a team they are 299th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 241st in Division 1. Northwestern is 314th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Maryland is 269th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Terrapins are 112th in the country in offensive rating with 104.6. In terms of pace they are 238th in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 248th. As a team they are 185th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 61st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Maryland -15
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