Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 3/12/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland (+7.5)
The Maryland Terrapins (15-12) head to Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the Michigan Wolverines (19-3). The spread on this game has Michigan as 7.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 133.
Maryland enters this one with a record of 15-12 so far this season. They are averaging 68.9 points per outing (241st in Division 1) while going 45.8% from the field. The Terrapins are connecting on 35.7% on 3-pointers (220 of 617) and 70.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Maryland is pulling in 33.5 boards per game and has racked up 359 dimes this year, which ranks 68th in the country in terms of passing the rock. They cough up possession 11.2 times per game and as a squad they commit 14.9 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Terrapins are able to force 11.0 turnovers per game and they draw 17.2 personal fouls. They surrender 33.8% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 44th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (64.7). The Terrapins are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.4% (620 of 1,533) and they surrender 33.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 228th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 318 surrendered this year.
The Maryland Terrapins took the court against the Penn State Nittany Lions and took a loss by a final of 66-61 in their last game. Maryland finished having earned a 47.9% field goal percentage (23 out of 48) and knocked down 8 of 21 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Terrapins made 7 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 53.8%. In reference to pulling down boards, they compiled 30 with 1 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to defending, Maryland allowed their opponent to shoot 33.9% from the field on 19 out of 56 shooting. Penn State dished out 10 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. In addition, Penn State grabbed 38 rebounds (10 offensive, 28 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Penn State finished 79.2% at the charity stripe by burying 19 of their 24 shots. They also converted 9 of 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Aaron Wiggins is one player who was a factor for this game. He recorded 15 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He played for 37 mins played and also collected 10 boards. Wiggins finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and totaled 3 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in this matchup for the Terrapins was Eric Ayala. He had 7 rebounds in his 33 min on the hardwood. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor in this matchup by going 4-of-8 (14 points). Overall, Ayala totaled 3 assists.
Michigan has a win-loss mark of 19-3 on the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Wolverines are shooting 48.8% from the field, which is ranked 28th in the country. Michigan has totaled 1,684 pts for the season (76.5 per game) and they average 37.8 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 15.3 times per contest (58th in college hoops) and they lose possession via turnover 11.6 times per contest. The Wolverines are committing 15.0 fouls every game and they shoot 76.5% from the free throw line. The Wolverines on defense are ranked 54th in college hoops in points given up per game with 65.2. They have relinquished 9.7 assists and 31.3 rebounds every game, which ranks them 13th and 34th in D-1. The Michigan defense concedes 32.6% on shots from distance (139 of 427) and their opponents are connecting on 75.7% of their free throw attempts. They have forced 10.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 39.0% from the field (10th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Michigan Wolverines went home defeated by a final of 70-64 when they played the Michigan State Spartans. The Wolverines pulled down 21 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 30 in the game. They turned it over 8 times, while earning 2 steals in this contest. The Spartans were called for 18 fouls in this matchup which took the Wolverines to the free throw line for 11 shots. They were able to make 7 of them for a rate of 63.6%. When discussing shots from beyond the perimeter, Michigan converted 7 out of their 22 attempts (31.8%). In all, the Wolverines finished the game shooting 25 for 60 from the field which had them shooting 41.7%. The Wolverines allowed the Spartans to bury 24 out of 54 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 44.4% in the game. They finished 36.4% from three-point range via 4 out of 11 and ended up shooting 18 out of 23 at the free throw line (78.3%). Concerning rebounding, Michigan allowed Michigan State to snag 36 overall (8 on the offensive glass).
Hunter Dickinson ended up having an impact for the Wolverines in this contest. He knocked down 4 out of 10 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 40.0%, and had 7 rebounds. Dickinson recorded 12 points in his 25 minutes on the court and tallied 1 assist for this game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Michigan was Mike Smith. He finished with 7 assists in 36 mins on the court, and he shot 5 out of 12 from the floor. Smith finished going 41.7% from the floor while totaling 11 points and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Maryland (+7.5)
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