Wisconsin Badgers vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 1/9/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Wisconsin Badgers vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
The Wisconsin Badgers (12-2) are traveling to XFINITY Center on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Maryland Terrapins (8-6).
The Wisconsin Badgers faced Iowa and notched a win by a score of 87-78 in their last contest. In reference to fouls, the Badgers ended up finishing with 20 while Iowa finished the game with 22 fouls. They also buried 7 of their 20 attempts from distance. Iowa finished 57.9% at the free throw line by making 11 of their 19 shots. In addition, Iowa pulled down 25 rebounds (6 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Iowa dished out 19 assists and had 4 steals for the contest. In relation to the defense, Wisconsin allowed the other team to shoot 49.2% from the floor on 30 out of 61 shooting. They also doled out 15 assists for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Pertaining to rebounding, they compiled 38 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Badgers buried 16 of their 23 tries for a percentage of 69.6%. Wisconsin wrapped up the game having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (33 of 66) and made 5 of their 17 shots from 3-point land.
Johnny Davis is someone who was a major contributor in this matchup. He finished 55.6% from the floor and totaled 5 assists. He was on the court for 35 minutes and also snagged 9 boards. He accounted for 26 points on 10 out of 18 shooting.
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Wisconsin comes into this game with a mark of 12-2 for the year. They average 71.8 pts per game (199th in the nation) while shooting 41.5% from the field. The Badgers are shooting 29.9% on shots from distance (93 of 311) and 76.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Wisconsin is pulling in 36.8 boards per contest and has accounted for 149 assists on the year, which ranks 293rd in the country in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 8.1 times per game and as a unit they are committing 17.1 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Badgers are able to force 12.2 turnovers per game while drawing 19.6 fouls. They are currently ranked 154th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 158 relinquished on the season. The Badgers are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.4% (337 of 794) and they concede 35.9 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are relinquishing 33.8% from beyond the arc and they are 90th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (64.6).
The last time they took the court, the Maryland Terrapins walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 76-64 when they faced Illinois. The Terrapins pulled down 22 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 26 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 5 steals in the game. Illinois was called for 13 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Terrapins to the charity stripe for 20 tries. They were able to bury 12 of those for a rate of 60.0%. When it comes to shooting from downtown, Maryland buried 6 of their 16 attempts (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Terrapins shot 23 out of 50 from the floor which had them sitting at 46.0%. The Terrapins permitted Illinois to make 28 of their 68 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 41.2% for the matchup. They shot 26.7% from downtown by shooting 8 out of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 18 at the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Maryland permitted Illinois to pull down 41 overall (17 offensive).
Donta Scott was important for the Terrapins for the game. He converted 7 of 12 for the contest giving him a rate of 58.3%, and accumulated 7 rebounds. He totaled 17 points in his 37 minutes on the court, but went home with no dimes.
Maryland has a win-loss record of 8-6 this season. The Terrapins have committed 15.2 personal fouls every game and they connect on 74.0% from the charity stripe. They are getting an assist 12.2 times per game (268th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.4 times per contest. Maryland has earned 983 points so far this season (70.2 per contest) and they average 38.4 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Terrapins are connecting on 42.8% from the floor, which is ranked 254th in college basketball.
The Terrapins on the defensive side of the court are 160th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 67.6. They are forcing 10.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 40.6% from the field (91st in college basketball). The Maryland defense allows 33.3% on three-point shots (111 of 333) and their opponents are connecting on 70.0% of their free throw attempts. They concede 12.2 assists and 35.4 boards per contest, which is 160th and 224th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Wisconsin
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