Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 2/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska (+9)
The Maryland Terrapins (11-10) play the Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-12) at XFINITY Center on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have Maryland as 9-point favorites. The total opens at 135.5.
Nebraska steps onto the court with a record of 5-12 on the year. They currently have an average of 70.5 pts per contest (203rd in the country) while shooting 41.0% from the floor. The Cornhuskers are hitting 31.4% from downtown (129 of 411) and 63.2% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Nebraska is pulling down 38.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 224 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 206th in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a group they commit 17.9 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Cornhuskers are able to force 13.9 turnovers every game and they draw 18.8 fouls. They currently rank 209th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 239 surrendered for the season. The Cornhuskers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 41.1% (434 of 1,056) and they relinquish 40.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 30.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 239th in the nation in PPG allowed (72.7).
The Nebraska Cornhuskers took the court against the Illinois Fighting Illini and took a loss by a score of 77-72 in their last game. Nebraska finished the contest having earned a 36.9% field goal percentage (24 of 65) and converted 7 of their 20 shots from downtown. At the free throw line, the Cornhuskers converted 17 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 68.0%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they collected 36 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 12 dimes in this game as well as earning 7 steals and 5 blocks. When it comes to the defense, Nebraska allowed 36.9% from the field on 24 out of 65 shooting. Illinois totaled 15 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. In addition, the Fighting Illini snagged 35 rebounds (8 offensive, 27 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Illinois finished the contest at 63.6% from the free throw line by burying 14 of 22 shots. They also converted 7 of their 21 tries from distance.
Teddy Allen is one player who was a factor for this game. He walked away with 14 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He saw the court for 34 minutes played and also totaled 6 rebounds. Allen ended up shooting 54.5% from the field and also dished out 3 assists. Someone else that was a factor in this matchup for the Cornhuskers was Trey McGowens. He grabbed 2 rebounds and also accounted for 4 assists. He ended up going 44.4% from the field for this game by connecting on 4-of-9 (10 points). At the conclusion of this game, McGowens played for 23 min.
Maryland has a mark of 11-10 on the campaign. The Terrapins are responsible for committing 15.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 69.3% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 13.4 times per contest (164th in college hoops) and they turn it over 11.2 times per contest. Maryland has totaled 1,461 points for the campaign (69.6 per contest) and they average 33.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Terrapins are connecting on 45.7% from the field, which has them ranked 100th in the country. The Terrapins on the defensive end are ranked 68th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 66.0. They are forcing their opponents into 11.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.6% from the floor (95th in college basketball). The Maryland defense gives up 34.1% on shots from distance (166 of 487) and opponents are converting on 71.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 12.1 assists and 33.7 boards per game, which is ranked 113th and 118th in those defensive categories.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Maryland Terrapins got the victory with a final of 72-59 against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Terrapins were able to collect 28 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in this matchup. They rejected 3 tries while recording 2 steals in this matchup. The Golden Gophers earned 15 fouls in this contest which got the Terrapins to the free throw line for a total of 11 shots. They were able to make 8 of them for a percentage of 72.7%. When it comes to 3-pointers, Maryland buried 10 out of 20 attempts (50.0%). When this game wrapped up, the Terrapins finished 27 out of 51 from the floor which had them shooting 52.9%. The Terrapins permitted the Golden Gophers to convert 19 out of 59 attempts from the field which had them shooting 32.2% in the matchup. They shot 28.6% from 3-point land by shooting 8 of 28 and finished the contest at 13 of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). Regarding how they rebounded, Maryland allowed Minnesota to pull down 31 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Aaron Wiggins pitched in for the Terrapins for this game. He converted 6 out of 13 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 46.2%, which gave him 17 points. Wiggins collected 5 rebounds in his 39 mins and had 2 assists in the game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Maryland was Darryl Morsell. He notched 13 points in 35 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 12 shooting in the matchup. Morsell wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor while also contributing 3 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Maryland (-9)
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