Wisconsin Badgers vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 1/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Wisconsin (-3)
The Maryland Terrapins (9-7) host the Wisconsin Badgers (12-4) at XFINITY Center on Wednesday. Wisconsin opens this game as 3-point favorites. The total opens at 131.
Wisconsin will take the court with a record of 12-4 on the season. The Badgers are shooting 37.9% from downtown (136 of 359) and 75.3% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 72.6 points per contest (164th in the country) while hitting 44.0% from the field. They are turning it over 8.4 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 15.7 fouls every game. As a unit, Wisconsin is grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game and has accounted for 220 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 64th in college basketball in terms of passing. On defense, the Badgers are forcing 11.9 turnovers per game and they draw 17.9 fouls. The Badgers defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 40.5% (364 of 899) and they surrender 34.1 boards per contest as a group. They rank 198th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 172 conceded so far this year. They give up 32.6% on 3-pointers and they rank 24th in the country in PPG from their opponents (62.2).
The Wisconsin Badgers played the Ohio State Buckeyes and went home with a loss by a final score of 74-62 in their last game. Wisconsin walked away from the contest with a 40.4% field goal percentage (23 out of 57) and made 7 of their 28 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Badgers buried 9 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 60.0%. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled 27 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 14 dimes in this contest in addition to earning 7 steals and 4 blocks. With respect to defending, Wisconsin allowed the other team to shoot 40.4% from the floor on 23 of 57 shooting. Ohio State distributed 9 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Buckeyes grabbed 31 rebounds (3 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Ohio State ended up going 83.3% at the charity stripe by burying 15 of 18 tries. They buried 5 out of their 16 tries from beyond the arc.
Aleem Ford is a player who was a major contributor for the contest. He racked up 13 points on 4 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 28 mins played and totaled 7 rebounds. Ford finished the game at 40.0% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes. One more player that was a factor in the game for the Badgers was D'Mitrik Trice. He had 4 rebounds and collected 8 assists. He finished 50.0% from the field for this game by shooting 4-of-8 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Trice was on the court for 38 minutes.
Maryland has a win-loss mark of 9-7 for the campaign. The Terrapins are responsible for committing 15.3 personal fouls every game and they hit 67.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.0 times per contest (133rd in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.1 times per contest. Maryland has totaled 1,158 points on the season (72.4 per contest) and they collect 34.4 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Terrapins are hitting on 46.8% from the floor, which is ranked 72nd in the nation. The Terrapins defensively are ranked 106th in the nation in PPG allowed with 67.4. The Maryland defense allows 35.1% on 3-pointers (129 of 367) and their opponents are connecting on 67.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 12.6 dimes and 33.2 rebounds per game, which is 157th and 96th in the nation. They have forced 10.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (156th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Maryland Terrapins walked away with a victory by a final of 63-49 when they faced the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Terrapins collected 29 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in the game. They rejected 5 tries while getting 5 steals in this game. The Golden Gophers were called for 21 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Terrapins to the charity stripe for 29 attempts. They were able to convert 17 of those for a clip of 58.6%. In the matter of shots from beyond the perimeter, Maryland converted 8 of 23 tries (34.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Terrapins went 19 for 45 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.2%. The Terrapins permitted the Golden Gophers to convert 14 of their 46 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 30.4% for the contest. They finished 21.7% from downtown by shooting 5 of 23 and finished the contest at 16 out of 25 from the free throw line (64.0%). When talking about rebounding, Maryland permitted Minnesota to pull down 28 in total (6 offensive).
Eric Ayala ended up being a factor for the Terrapins in the game. He made 8 of 14 in this contest giving him a rate of 57.1%, which gave him 21 points. Ayala collected 4 rebounds in his 39 mins played and had 2 dimes in this contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Maryland was Donta Scott. He was able to score 15 points in 36 minutes played by going 3 out of 7 shooting in this game. Scott ended the game having shot 42.9% from the floor as well as earning 2 assists and 11 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Wisconsin (-3)
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