Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 2/14/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+1.5)
The Maryland Terrapins (10-10) play the Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-7) at XFINITY Center on Sunday. Minnesota opens this matchup as 1.5-point dogs. The total opens at 138.5.
Minnesota comes into this contest with a mark of 13-7 on the campaign. They are turning it over 11.1 times per game and as a team are committing 18.6 fouls per contest. As a unit, Minnesota is grabbing 37.6 rebounds per contest and has racked up 302 assists on the year, which is 32nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Golden Gophers are hitting 29.4% from downtown (151 of 513) and 75.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 75.8 points per game (83rd in D-1) while going 40.7% from the field. Defensively, the Golden Gophers are forcing their opponents into 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.4 personal fouls. The Golden Gophers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.5% (516 of 1,214) and they concede 40.3 rebounds per contest as a squad. They currently rank 318th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 286 surrendered this year. They give up 32.1% on shots from downtown and they are 231st in college hoops in PPG allowed (72.2).
The Minnesota Golden Gophers stepped onto the hardwood against the Purdue Boilermakers and walked away with a win by a score of 71-68 in their last contest. Minnesota ended having earned a 45.0% FG percentage (27 of 60) and knocked down 7 out of their 24 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Golden Gophers buried 10 of 14 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. When discussing grabbing boards, they collected a total of 31 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 13 assists in this game while having 4 steals and 5 rejections. In the matter of defense, Minnesota allowed the other team to go 45.0% from the field on 27 out of 60 shooting. Purdue earned 15 dimes and had 6 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Boilermakers snagged 35 rebounds (12 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 5 blocks. Purdue went 75.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 16 tries. They also buried 2 of their 17 tries from beyond the arc.
Marcus Carr is one guy who was important for this contest. He ended up finishing with 19 points on 7 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 35 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. Carr ended up going 38.9% from the field and also earned 5 assists. Someone else that had an impact in the game for the Golden Gophers was Gabe Kalscheur. He snagged 8 rebounds and accumulated 2 dimes. He went 50.0% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 5-of-10 (16 points). When this game wrapped up, Kalscheur was on the hardwood for 38 min.
Maryland has a win-loss mark of 10-10 for the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Terrapins are connecting on 45.4% from the field, which is 119th in the country. Maryland has earned 1,389 pts this year (69.5 per game) and they pull in 33.5 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.3 times per game (170th in the nation) and they cough up possession 11.2 times per game. The Terrapins have committed 15.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 69.1% from the charity stripe. The Terrapins are ranked 75th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 66.4. They are able to force 11.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.1% from the field (124th in Division 1). The Maryland defense gives up 34.4% on shots from distance (158 of 459) and opponents are making 71.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 12.4 assists and 33.7 rebounds every game, ranking them 132nd and 115th in Division 1.
When they last stepped on the court, the Maryland Terrapins walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 73-65 against the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Terrapins collected 26 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for the matchup. They stuffed 2 shots while recording 5 steals in this game. The Buckeyes committed 20 fouls in the game which took the Terrapins to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to bury 16 of them for a rate of 88.9%. With respect to shots from distance, Maryland made 5 of their 19 attempts (26.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Terrapins went 22 out of 55 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.0%. The Terrapins permitted the Buckeyes to convert 25 of their 56 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.6% for this game. They went 38.5% from three-point range by connecting on 10 of 26 and ended up shooting 13 of 15 from the charity stripe (86.7%). In regard to rebounding, Maryland allowed Ohio State to snag 27 overall (4 on the offensive glass).
Aaron Wiggins was important for the Terrapins for the contest. He knocked down 6 of 15 for the game for a field goal rate of 40.0%, which had him sitting at 17 points. Wiggins pulled down 5 rebounds in his 34 mins and had 6 assists for the matchup. Someone else that played a role for Maryland was Eric Ayala. He was able to score 13 points in 30 minutes played by going 3 out of 12 shooting in the game. Ayala wrapped this one up going 25.0% from the field while also totaling 2 assists and 7 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Minnesota (+1.5) and under 138.5 points
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