Old Dominion Monarchs vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 11/25/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Old Dominion Monarchs vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Old Dominion (+7)
XFINITY Center is the venue where and the Maryland Terrapins (24-7 last year) will take on the Old Dominion Monarchs (13-19 last season) on Wednesday. The spread on this contest has Maryland as 7-point favorites. The over/under is set at 134.5.
The Old Dominion Monarchs played the Florida Atlantic Owls and went home with a loss by a final score of 66-56 in their last game of the season. Old Dominion finished the game with a 42.9% FG percentage (21 out of 49) and converted 4 of their 10 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Monarchs knocked down 10 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. In terms of pulling down boards, they compiled 34 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also dished out 9 dimes in the game while getting 6 steals and 2 blocked shots. In relation to defending, Old Dominion let their opponent shoot 42.9% from the field by going 21 of 49. Florida Atlantic distributed 14 dimes and 10 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Owls snagged 27 rebounds (8 offensive, 19 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Florida Atlantic ended up going 72.7% from the free throw line by converting 8 of their 11 attempts. They converted 12 out of their 25 attempts from beyond the arc. Xavier Green is one player who was important for this game. He left the arena with 15 points on 5 out of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins and snagged 3 rebounds. Green finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. Another guy that was a contributor in this matchup for the Monarchs was A.J. Oliver. He collected 4 rebounds and earned 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 0.0% from the field in the game by shooting 0-of-4 (2 points). Overall, Oliver was on the hardwood for 35 min.
Old Dominion heads into this matchup after finishing with a record of 13-19 last year. They had an average of 65.6 points per game (314th in the country) while hitting 40.5% from the field. The Monarchs shot 29.3% on three-point shots (184 of 629) and 69.2% from the free throw line. As a team Old Dominion pulled in 39.2 boards per game and earned 340 dimes last season, which ranked 316th in the nation in terms of passing. They turned it over 12.3 times per game and as a squad committed 17.0 fouls every game. Defensively the Monarchs forced their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.1 personal fouls. They gave up 33.8% on three-point shots while they were 68th in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.6). The Monarchs gave up a field goal percentage of 40.5% (704 of 1,739) and they surrendered 33.9 rebounds per game as a group. They were ranked 150th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 384 surrendered last year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Maryland Terrapins got the victory with a final of 83-70 against the Michigan Wolverines. The Terrapins were able to pull down 22 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 28 for this contest. They stuffed 4 shots while getting 5 steals in this game. The Wolverines earned 19 personal fouls in this contest which took the Terrapins to the charity stripe for a total of 25 tries. They were able to make 19 of them for a rate of 76.0%. In the matter of shooting from beyond the arc, Maryland converted 8 of 20 attempts (40.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Terrapins shot 28 for 50 from the floor which had them shooting 56.0%. The Terrapins allowed the Wolverines to convert 24 out of 50 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.0% for this game. They went 30.0% from three-point range via 6 out of 20 and finished the contest at 16 out of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). Regarding attacking the glass, Maryland allowed Michigan to collect 20 overall (3 on the offensive side). Anthony Cowan ended up being a major contributor for the Terrapins for this contest. He knocked down 7 out of 11 in the game for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, which had him finishing with 20 points. Cowan snagged 4 boards in his 40 mins played and tallied 8 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy that ended up being a major factor for Maryland was Jalen Smith. He left the arena with 18 points in 35 minutes on the hardwood via 6 out of 12 from the floor for the matchup. Smith wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor in addition to totaling 2 assists and 11 boards.
Maryland had a mark of 24-7 last year. As an offensive team the Terrapins hit 41.9% from the floor, which ranked 274th in the nation. Maryland had 2,226 points throughout last season (71.8 per game) and they averaged 38.2 boards per contest. They earned an assist 13.2 times per game (170th in Division 1) and they turned the ball over 11.3 times per contest. The Terrapins were responsible for committing 14.9 fouls per game and they went 74.7% from the charity stripe. The Terrapins on the defensive side of the court were 45th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 64.5. The Maryland defense from outside the perimeter allowed 32.5% on shots from 3-point land (227 of 698) and opponents knocked down 69.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They forced their opponents into 11.7 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 39.9% from the field (31st in Division 1). They surrendered 12.9 assists and 34.0 boards on a nightly basis, which had them ranked 208th and 132nd in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Maryland (-7) and under 134.5 points
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