Penn State Nittany Lions vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 2/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Monday, February 21, 2022
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
The Penn State Nittany Lions (11-12) are on their way to XFINITY Center on Monday where they will try to beat the Maryland Terrapins (12-14).
The Penn State Nittany Lions played Minnesota and notched a win by a score of 67-46 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Nittany Lions left the arena with 11 while Minnesota recorded 9 personal fouls. They also buried 7 of 19 attempts from downtown. Minnesota ended up going 45.5% from the free throw line by making 5 of their 11 tries. Moreover, Minnesota pulled down 24 boards (3 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Minnesota totaled 9 assists and had 5 steals for the game. Regarding defending, Penn State allowed their opponent to shoot 32.1% from the floor on 17 of 53 shooting. They also distributed 16 dimes in this game while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and having 7 steals. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 34 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Nittany Lions knocked down 4 of their 6 attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Penn State finished the contest having earned a 53.8% FG percentage (28 out of 52) and converted 7 of their 14 three-point shots.
Jalen Pickett is someone who came through in the game. He ended up with 20 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 31 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. He finished 64.3% from the field and totaled 3 assists.
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Penn State steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 11-12 for the season. They turn it over 12.2 times per game and as a team they commit 15.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Penn State is pulling down 35.9 boards per contest and has accumulated 285 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 301st in the nation in terms of passing. The Nittany Lions are hitting 34.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (183 of 535) and 73.3% from the free throw line. They average 65.2 points per contest (312th in college basketball) on 43.5% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Nittany Lions are forcing their opponents into 8.9 turnovers per game while drawing 14.6 personal fouls. They are 100th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 300 conceded for the year. The Nittany Lions defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 40.9% (539 of 1,318) and they relinquish 32.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They concede 34.7% on three-point shots and they rank 53rd in D-1 in PPG allowed (64.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Maryland Terrapins got the victory with a final of 90-74 when they faced Nebraska. The Terrapins recorded 25 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for the game. They also turned the ball over 4 times, while getting 9 steals for this contest. Nebraska was called for 22 personal fouls for this game which took the Terrapins to the free throw line for a total of 33 tries. They were able to bury 24 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.7%. In relation to 3-point shots, Maryland buried 4 out of their 19 attempts (21.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Terrapins finished 31 for 59 from the floor which had them shooting 52.5%. The Terrapins allowed Nebraska to make 22 of 55 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.0% for the contest. They wrapped up this game 29.4% from behind the 3-point line by going 5 out of 17 and finished the contest at 25 out of 31 at the free throw line (80.6%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Maryland allowed Nebraska to collect 30 in all (9 on the offensive glass).
Fatts Russell pitched in for the Terrapins for the matchup. He recorded 23 points in his 31 mins on the court and had 2 dimes for the contest. He buried 8 out of 18 in this contest giving him a rate of 44.4%, and tallied 5 rebounds.
Maryland has a record of 12-14 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Terrapins are connecting on 43.1% from the field, which ranks 233rd in the nation. Maryland has 1,841 pts for the campaign (70.8 per game) and they collect 36.0 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 11.8 times per game (276th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.8 times per contest. The Terrapins are committing 15.3 fouls every game and they go 75.2% from the charity stripe.
The Maryland defense gives up 35.0% from downtown (216 of 618) and opponents are connecting on 72.9% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 13.8 dimes and 35.3 rebounds per game, which is 272nd and 223rd in the nation. The Terrapins defensively are ranked 235th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 70.8. They have forced 10.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the floor (162nd in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Maryland
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