Rutgers vs Maryland Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Xfinity Center in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland -7.5
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights travel to Xfinity Center to play the Maryland Terrapins on Tuesday, February 4, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 7.5 point favorites.
Rutgers comes into this game with an overall record of 16-6. They currently have a point differential of 10.0 as they are averaging 71.2 points per game while giving up 61.1 per contest. Maryland has an overall record of 17-4. They are averaging 72.3 points per game and surrendering 62.2, good for a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Rutgers Scarlet Knights Betting Trends
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 14-6-1 against the spread
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 10-11-0 against the over/under
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 12-9-0 against the spread
The Maryland Terrapins are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Key Rutgers Scarlet Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
12/27/19 F Makhi Mitchell Left Team is out for season
Ron Harper Jr. comes into this contest averaging 11.6 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Akwasi Yeboah averages 10.0 points per game in 22.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Anthony Cowan averages 16.2 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Jalen Smith averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.8 rebounds per contest and 0.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rutgers averages 71.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 184th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 104th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 304th in the nation. They average 40.9 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 154th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 211th with 13.0 per game. The Scarlet Knights allow 61.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 73rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 116th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 134th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 217th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Maryland is 145th in the country with 72.3 points per game this year. They are 280th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 263rd in the nation. They are 33rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game, and 221st in assists per contest with 12.7. The Terrapins are 284th in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Terrapins surrender 62.2 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 127th in those defensive statistics. They rank 188th with 12.7 assists allowed per contest and 98th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Terrapins are 120th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Scarlet Knights are 143rd in the nation in offensive rating with 103.3. In terms of pace they are 222nd in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 196th. As a team they are 241st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 310th in Division 1. Rutgers is 230th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Maryland is 286th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions. The Terrapins are 90th in the country in offensive rating with 105.6. In terms of pace they are 247th in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 261st. As a team they are 199th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 80th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Rutgers/Maryland college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Maryland -7.5
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