Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 1/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Sunday, January 1, 2023
Location: Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI
TV: Youtube TV
The Michigan Wolverines (7-5) will try to defeat the Maryland Terrapins (10-3) at Crisler Center on Sunday.
The Maryland Terrapins faced UMBC and walked away with a win by a score of 80-64 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the Terrapins ended up walking away with 18 and UMBC recorded 23 personal fouls. They also made 7 of their 24 shots from beyond the arc. UMBC finished 68.8% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of 16 attempts. In addition, UMBC snagged 34 rebounds (11 offensive, 23 defensive), but didn't have a block. UMBC earned 10 dimes and had 5 steals for this contest. Pertaining to defense, Maryland allowed the other team to shoot 35.9% from the field on 23 out of 64 shooting. They also doled out 7 dimes in this contest while forcing 15 turnovers and having 6 steals. With respect to grabbing boards, they collected 37 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Terrapins made 22 of their 32 attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. Maryland finished the contest having earned a 48.1% FG percentage (26 out of 54) and converted 6 of their 24 three-point attempts.
Donald Carey is someone who came through in this contest. He accounted for 19 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 26 mins but did not grab any boards. He ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist.
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Maryland heads into this contest with a mark of 10-3 for the campaign. They turn it over 11.8 times per contest and as a team they are committing 16.1 fouls every game. As a unit, Maryland is grabbing 37.1 boards per contest and has tallied 148 assists on the season, which is 318th in the nation in terms of passing. The Terrapins are shooting 31.7% on shots from downtown (95 of 300) and 71.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 74.8 pts per contest (140th in college hoops) on 46.8% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Terrapins are able to force 12.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.3 personal fouls. They are 26th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 125 surrendered on the campaign. The Terrapins are allowing a field goal percentage of 38.9% (297 of 763) and they surrender 33.5 boards per contest as a squad. They are giving up 28.3% on 3-point attempts while they are 41st in the nation in PPG from their opponents (61.8).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Michigan Wolverines went home defeated by a final of 63-61 when they faced Central Michigan. In the matter of rebounding, Michigan permitted Central Michigan to snag 40 in total (14 offensive). They finished 20.7% from downtown by hitting 6 out of 29 and ended up going 5 out of 6 at the free throw line (83.3%). The Wolverines permitted Central Michigan to bury 26 of 64 tries from the floor which had them shooting 40.6% for the game. At the conclusion of this game, the Wolverines finished the game shooting 20 for 57 from the field which had them sitting at 35.1%. In relation to shots from distance, Michigan buried 6 of their 22 tries (27.3%). They were able to make 15 of those for a percentage of 71.4%. Central Michigan committed 20 personal fouls in this contest which got the Wolverines to the charity stripe for 21 tries. They also turned it over 9 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Wolverines snagged 18 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 for this game.
Kobe Bufkin was important for the Wolverines in this matchup. He knocked down 6 of 14 for the matchup for a rate of 42.9%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. He tallied 16 points in his 26 mins on the hardwood and had 2 dimes for the matchup.
Michigan has a record of 7-5 on the campaign. When it comes to offense, the Wolverines are hitting on 44.8% from the field, which ranks them 173rd in the nation. Michigan has earned 911 points for the year (75.9 per game) and they pull in 36.1 boards per game. They are earning an assist 12.9 times per game (237th in the country) and they are giving up possession 9.3 times per game. The Wolverines are responsible for committing 15.2 fouls per contest while shooting 67.2% from the free throw line.
The Wolverines are ranked 244th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 71.3. They are able to force 12.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (216th in D-1). The Michigan defense gives up 32.7% from downtown (87 of 266) and opponents are connecting on 65.8% of their foul shots. They surrender 12.6 dimes and 38.8 total boards per game, which is 190th and 347th in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan
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