Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
The Maryland Terrapins (9-7) host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (9-6) at XFINITY Center on Saturday.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights took the court against Penn State and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 66-49 in their last contest. Rutgers walked away from the contest with a 33.9% FG percentage (19 out of 56) and buried 5 of their 19 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Scarlet Knights converted 6 of 12 attempts for a percentage of 50.0%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned 31 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 10 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When it comes to defending, Rutgers allowed 43.3% from the floor on 26 out of 60 shooting. Penn State dished out 10 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Penn State pulled down 39 rebounds (12 offensive, 27 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Penn State finished the game shooting 80.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 8 of their 10 shots. They converted 6 out of their 18 attempts from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Scarlet Knights ended up finishing with 15 while Penn State accounted for 14 personal fouls.
Clifford Omoruyi is one player who had an impact for the contest. He notched 12 points on 6 out of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 33 minutes and pulled down 12 rebounds. He went 66.7% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out.
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Rutgers enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 9-6 so far this year. They are turning it over 11.6 times per game and as a group are committing 14.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Rutgers is grabbing 37.5 boards per game and has racked up 245 assists on the year, which has them ranked 53rd in the nation in terms of passing. The Scarlet Knights are shooting 33.3% on 3-pointers (92 of 276) and 67.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 68.9 pts per contest (259th in the nation) while connecting on 43.2% from the field.
When they are on the defensive end, the Scarlet Knights are forcing 12.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.1 personal fouls. They currently rank 168th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 180 surrendered on the campaign. The Scarlet Knights are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.2% (353 of 856) and they relinquish 35.0 boards per game as a team. They give up 33.2% from beyond the arc and they are 102nd in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (65.5).
In their last game, the Maryland Terrapins got the victory with a final of 94-87 against Northwestern. When it comes to how they cleaned up the glass, Maryland allowed Northwestern to pull down 47 in total (19 on the offensive glass). They finished 25.0% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 28 and ended up going 14 out of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). The Terrapins allowed Northwestern to make 33 of their 84 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.3% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Terrapins finished shooting 30 for 71 from the field which had them at 42.3%. In reference to 3-point attempts, Maryland converted 10 of their 31 tries (32.3%). They were able to convert 24 of the free throws for a percentage of 63.2%. Northwestern was called for 31 personal fouls for this contest which got the Terrapins to the free throw line for a total of 38 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while recording 4 steals in this matchup. The Terrapins were able to pull down 33 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for this game.
Eric Ayala was important for the Terrapins in this matchup. He racked up 26 points in his 48 minutes of playing time and had 1 assist for this game. He made 7 of 18 in the matchup for a rate of 38.9%, and totaled 11 rebounds.
Maryland has a win-loss mark of 9-7 for the campaign. As an offense, the Terrapins are connecting on 42.9% from the field, which ranks them 246th in Division 1. Maryland has scored 1,146 pts for the campaign (71.6 per game) and they grab 38.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 12.2 times per contest (265th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.2 times per game. The Terrapins commit 15.7 personal fouls per contest and they hit 73.1% from the free throw line.
The Maryland defense surrenders 32.3% from downtown (123 of 381) and their opponents are connecting on 71.6% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 12.5 dimes and 35.9 boards per contest, which has them ranked 171st and 249th in the country. The Terrapins on defense are ranked 190th in D-1 in PPG given up with 68.9. They are able to force 10.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.7% from the floor (83rd in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Maryland
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