Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 3/10/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
Location: Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
The Maryland Terrapins (15-16) are en route to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Thursday where they will attempt to beat the Michigan State Spartans (20-11).
The Maryland Terrapins faced off with Michigan State and went home with a loss by a final score of 77-67 in their last game. Maryland ended the contest having earned a 39.3% field goal percentage (24 out of 61) and made 8 of their 29 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Terrapins buried 11 of their 12 shots for a percentage of 91.7%. In regard to pulling down boards, they earned 29 with 9 of them being offensive. They also recorded 13 dimes for the matchup while creating 12 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In the matter of the defense, Maryland allowed their opponent to shoot 47.4% from the floor on 27 of 57 shooting. Michigan State dished out 21 dimes and had 8 steals in this contest. On top of that, Michigan State pulled down 36 boards (10 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Michigan State shot 76.2% at the charity stripe by burying 16 of 21 shots. They converted 7 out of their 18 tries from long range. With respect to personal fouls, the Terrapins walked away with 16 while Michigan State finished the game with 15 personal fouls.
Eric Ayala is one player who was a contributor for this contest. He finished the game at 38.9% from the field and totaled 2 assists. He was on the court for 37 mins and collected 6 boards. He ended up with 19 points on 7 out of 18 shooting.
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Maryland will take the court with a win-loss mark of 15-16 for the year. They currently have an average of 70.9 pts per contest (181st in the nation) on 43.5% from the field. The Terrapins are hitting 32.7% on 3-pointers (212 of 649) and 76.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Maryland is grabbing 35.4 rebounds per contest and has totaled 355 assists this year, which is 266th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 11.6 times per game and as a unit are committing 15.2 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Terrapins are able to force 10.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.1 fouls. They are conceding 35.2% on 3-pointers and they are 218th in D-1 in points per game allowed (70.5). The Terrapins defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.1% (799 of 1,855) and they concede 34.9 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 256th in D-1 in giving up assists with 416 relinquished this year.
The last time they took the court, the Michigan State Spartans went home victorious with a score of 77-67 when they played Maryland. The Spartans were able to corral 26 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this game. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 8 steals in the game. Maryland was called for 16 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Spartans to the charity stripe for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to convert 16 of the free throws for a rate of 76.2%. Regarding 3-point attempts, Michigan State converted 7 of their 18 attempts (38.9%). When all was said and done, the Spartans shot 27 for 57 from the field which had them at 47.4%. The Spartans permitted Maryland to convert 24 of 61 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.3% in the matchup. They finished 27.6% from behind the 3-point line by going 8 out of 29 and finished the contest at 11 of 12 from the free throw line (91.7%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Michigan State allowed Maryland to grab 29 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Malik Hall ended up being a factor for the Spartans for the game. He scored 17 points in his 22 minutes on the hardwood and added 1 assist for this contest. He made 7 of 11 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and had 3 rebounds.
Michigan State has a mark of 20-11 for the campaign. The Spartans are committing 16.7 fouls every game and they go 74.7% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 16.0 times per contest (28th in the country) and they cough up possession 13.5 times per contest. Michigan State has 2,236 points on the season (72.1 per game) and they pull down 37.1 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Spartans are hitting on 45.6% from the field, which ranks 93rd in college hoops.
The Michigan State defense gives up 31.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (215 of 688) and opponents are connecting on 71.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 12.7 assists and 32.4 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 186th and 71st in college hoops. The Spartans defensively are ranked 157th in D-1 in points given up per game with 68.3. They are forcing 10.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.7% from the field (95th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan State
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