Maryland Terrapins vs Northwestern Wildcats Prediction, 1/12/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
The Maryland Terrapins (8-7) are en route to Welsh-Ryan Arena on Wednesday where they will meet the Northwestern Wildcats (8-5).
The Maryland Terrapins stepped onto the hardwood against Wisconsin and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 70-69 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Terrapins ended up finishing with 19 while Wisconsin racked up 19 fouls. They buried 5 out of their 20 shots from 3-point range. Wisconsin walked away from this one shooting 83.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 18 attempts. Additionally, Wisconsin pulled down 28 rebounds (4 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Wisconsin doled out 11 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. With respect to defending, Maryland allowed their opponent to shoot 44.6% from the floor on 25 of 56 shooting. They also dished out 10 assists in this matchup in addition to creating 7 turnovers and having 4 steals. With respect to getting rebounds, they compiled 29 with 2 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Terrapins buried 12 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Maryland ended with a 45.5% field goal percentage (25 of 55) and knocked down 7 out of their 17 three-point shots.
Fatts Russell is one player who was important in this matchup. He finished with 13 points on 5 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 25 mins played and collected 2 rebounds. He ended up going 50.0% from the field and also totaled 6 assists.
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Maryland comes into this one with a record of 8-7 for the season. They are turning it over 12.4 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 15.5 fouls per game. As a unit, Maryland is grabbing 38.0 rebounds per game and has accumulated 181 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 214th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Terrapins are shooting 31.7% on 3-pointers (92 of 290) and 74.3% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 70.1 pts per game (235th in college basketball) while shooting 43.0% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Terrapins are forcing 10.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.7 personal fouls. They surrender 32.9% from 3-point land while they are 160th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (67.7). The Terrapins defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 40.8% (370 of 906) and they concede 35.0 boards per game as a squad. They currently rank 202nd in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 182 relinquished on the season.
When they last played, the Northwestern Wildcats took a loss by a score of 95-87 against Ohio State. The Wildcats snagged 14 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 28 for this contest. They turned it over 12 times, while earning 7 steals for the matchup. Ohio State committed 15 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 17 tries. They were able to make 13 of the free throws for a rate of 76.5%. Regarding three-point attempts, Northwestern converted 10 of 24 tries (41.7%). In all, the Wildcats finished shooting 32 out of 68 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.1%. The Wildcats permitted Ohio State to convert 29 of 51 tries from the field which had them at 56.9% in the game. They shot 44.0% from 3-point land by going 11 out of 25 and finished the game at 26 of 27 at the free throw line (96.3%). Regarding how they rebounded, Northwestern allowed Ohio State to get 26 in total (4 on the offensive glass).
Ty Berry ended up having an impact for the Wildcats in this game. He tallied 23 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and added 1 assist in the game. He made 8 out of 12 for the game for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and tallied 6 rebounds.
Northwestern has a mark of 8-5 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Wildcats are hitting on 45.2% from the field, which ranks 140th in the country. Northwestern has tallied 1,014 pts for the year (78.0 per game) and they snag 37.6 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 18.5 times per contest (9th in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 8.9 times per game. The Wildcats have committed 17.3 fouls every game and they connect on 75.7% from the charity stripe.
The Wildcats on defense are ranked 103rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 65.4. They have forced 14.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 38.9% from the field (24th in D-1). The Northwestern defense allows 35.2% on 3-point attempts (107 of 304) and opponents are making 75.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 13.3 dimes and 35.1 boards every game, which has them ranked 235th and 203rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Maryland
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