Maryland Terrapins vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Prediction, 1/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Minnesota Golden Gophers
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland (-2)
The Maryland Terrapins (8-7) head to Williams Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-4). Maryland opens this contest as 2-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 123.5.
Maryland will take the court with a mark of 8-7 for the year. The Terrapins are connecting on 36.4% on shots from distance (123 of 338) and 67.8% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 73.0 pts per game (159th in the nation) while connecting on 47.1% from the field. They turn the ball over 11.1 times per game and as a team they are committing 14.9 personal fouls every game. As a team, Maryland is pulling down 34.2 boards per game and is sitting with 212 assists so far this year, which ranks 48th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Terrapins have forced 10.8 turnovers every game and they draw 17.4 fouls. The Terrapins defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 43.2% (380 of 879) and they surrender 33.4 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 288th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 194 surrendered on the campaign. They concede 36.0% from beyond the arc and they are 139th in the nation in points per game allowed (68.7).
The Maryland Terrapins stepped onto the hardwood against the Michigan Wolverines and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 87-63 in their last contest. Maryland walked away from the contest having earned a 41.2% FG percentage (21 out of 51) and converted 4 of their 19 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Terrapins converted 17 of their 30 attempts for a rate of 56.7%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 22 with 3 of them being offensive. They also dished out 9 assists for the game while having 4 steals and 2 rejections. Regarding the defense, Maryland allowed 41.2% from the field on 21 of 51 shooting. Michigan distributed 20 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. In addition, the Wolverines totaled 34 rebounds (5 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Michigan finished the contest at 77.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 17 of 22 attempts. They made 12 out of their 24 shots from distance.
Donta Scott is someone who was a factor in this matchup. He racked up 13 points on 4 of 10 shooting. He played 30 minutes and collected 2 boards. Scott went 40.0% from the field and also earned 2 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Terrapins was Eric Ayala. He grabbed 4 rebounds and had 2 dimes. He finished 50.0% from the field in the game via 5-of-10 (12 points). At the conclusion of this game, Ayala was on the court for 31 min.
Minnesota has a mark of 11-4 for the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Golden Gophers are hitting on 41.3% from the floor, which ranks 297th in college basketball. Minnesota has 1,182 pts this season (78.8 per contest) and they pull in 38.7 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.8 times per game (61st in the country) and they are giving up possession 10.9 times per contest. The Golden Gophers are committing 18.1 fouls per game while shooting 76.1% from the free throw line. The Golden Gophers defensively are ranked 244th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 73.0. They relinquish 14.9 assists and 40.5 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 288th and 330th in college hoops. The Minnesota defense concedes 32.1% from downtown (98 of 305) and opponents are converting on 70.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 13.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the floor (126th in D-1).
The last time they took the court, the Minnesota Golden Gophers went home victorious with a score of 75-57 when they faced the Michigan Wolverines. The Golden Gophers were able to pull down 28 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 34 for this game. They also rejected 2 shots while recording 12 steals for the game. The Wolverines had 15 personal fouls in this contest which got the Golden Gophers to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They were able to make 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 86.7%. When it comes to shooting from beyond the arc, Minnesota made 4 of their 18 attempts (22.2%). When the game finished, the Golden Gophers finished the game shooting 29 for 62 from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.8%. The Golden Gophers permitted the Wolverines to make 22 out of their 56 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 39.3% in the matchup. They finished 27.3% from beyond the arc by going 6 out of 22 and ended up shooting 7 out of 14 from the free throw line (50.0%). Regarding rebounding, Minnesota permitted Michigan to grab 36 overall (12 offensive).
Liam Robbins ended up having an impact for the Golden Gophers for the game. He buried 8 out of 13 for the game for a field goal percentage of 61.5%, which gave him 22 points. Robbins grabbed 8 rebounds in his 22 mins and had 2 assists in the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Minnesota was Marcus Carr. He totaled 17 points in his 35 minutes played by going 6 of 18 from the floor in this contest. Carr ended up shooting 33.3% from the field as well as collecting 6 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Maryland (-2)
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