Maryland Terrapins vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 1/4/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Monday, January 4, 2021
Location: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland (+5)
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is the venue where and the Indiana Hoosiers (6-4) will play the Maryland Terrapins (6-4) on Monday. Indiana opens this game as 5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 137.5.
Maryland comes into this contest with a mark of 6-4 for the season. They are turning it over 10.4 times per contest and as a unit are committing 15.2 personal fouls per game. As a team, Maryland is grabbing 34.7 rebounds per game and has racked up 142 assists for the season, which ranks 59th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Terrapins are hitting 37.6% on three-point shots (80 of 213) and 69.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 74.4 pts per contest (147th in D-1) while hitting 48.3% from the floor. On defense, the Terrapins are forcing their opponents into 11.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.7 fouls. They are ranked 260th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 121 surrendered this season. The Terrapins defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.5% (249 of 573) and they surrender 31.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 36.1% on 3-point attempts and they rank 113th in D-1 in points per game allowed (67.0).
The Maryland Terrapins faced the Michigan Wolverines and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 84-73 in their last contest. Maryland ended the game with a 48.3% FG percentage (28 of 58) and made 13 of 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Terrapins knocked down 4 of their 6 shots for a rate of 66.7%. Regarding rebounding, they collected 21 with 6 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 14 dimes for the game while earning 4 steals and 2 blocked shots. In regard to defense, Maryland allowed the other team to shoot 48.3% from the floor on 28 out of 58 shooting. Michigan earned 15 dimes and had 5 steals in this contest. In addition, the Wolverines snagged 29 rebounds (5 offensive, 24 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Michigan finished the contest at 90.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 18 of 20 attempts. They knocked down 6 out of their 19 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Donta Scott is a player who was a major factor in this contest. He accounted for 19 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 mins and pulled down 6 rebounds. Scott finished the game at 70.0% from the field and also dished out 2 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in this contest for the Terrapins was Eric Ayala. He grabbed 2 rebounds and earned 3 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 46.2% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 6-of-13 (16 points). When all was said and done, Ayala played 36 min.
Indiana has a record of 6-4 this year. As an offense, the Hoosiers are hitting on 46.7% from the field, which is ranked 117th in the nation. Indiana has scored 727 points this season (72.7 per contest) and they collect 34.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 14.5 times per contest (124th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 12.9 times per contest. The Hoosiers are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game and they go 67.6% from the free throw line. The Hoosiers on defense are ranked 88th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 65.5. They allow 10.8 dimes and 35.2 rebounds per game, which is 57th and 172nd in D-1. The Indiana defense allows 31.0% on shots from distance (67 of 216) and their opposition makes 67.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 14.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.7% from the field (97th in Division 1).
In their last game, the Indiana Hoosiers got the victory with a final of 87-85 against the Penn State Nittany Lions. The Hoosiers corralled 21 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards totaling 25 for this game. They rejected 8 attempts while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Nittany Lions committed 20 fouls for this game which got the Hoosiers to the charity stripe for 21 shots. They were able to make 17 of the free throws for a rate of 81.0%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Indiana converted 6 of 19 tries (31.6%). When all was said and done, the Hoosiers ended up going 32 for 56 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 57.1%. The Hoosiers allowed the Nittany Lions to convert 31 of 65 attempts from the floor which had them at 47.7% in this game. They finished shooting 42.9% from beyond the arc by shooting 12 of 28 and finished the game at 11 of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). When it comes to rebounding, Indiana allowed Penn State to pull down 28 overall (8 on the offensive side).
Trayce Jackson-Davis ended up having an impact for the Hoosiers for this game. He knocked down 8 of 13 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 61.5%, which earned him 21 points. Jackson-Davis snagged 6 boards in his 37 mins and tallied 2 dimes in the game. Another guy who came through for Indiana was Aljami Durham. He left the arena with 18 points in 36 minutes on the hardwood via 6 of 12 shooting for the matchup. Durham wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor and also earning 4 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Maryland (+5)
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