Maryland Terrapins vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 3/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: Legacy Arena at BJCC in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland (+7)
Legacy Arena at BJCC is the site where the Alabama Crimson Tide (29-5) will take on the Maryland Terrapins (22-12) on Saturday. Alabama opens as 7-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total has been set at 143.
The Maryland Terrapins stepped onto the hardwood against West Virginia and took home the win by a score of 67-65 in their last contest. Maryland finished having earned a 51.1% field goal percentage (23 of 45) and knocked down 6 out of their 18 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Terrapins buried 15 of their 22 shots for a percentage of 68.2%. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they earned 25 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 12 dimes in this game while forcing 10 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In terms of defense, Maryland allowed the other team to go 39.3% from the field on 22 of 56 shooting. West Virginia doled out 7 assists and had 6 steals in this contest. Furthermore, West Virginia grabbed 26 boards (9 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. West Virginia finished the game shooting 81.3% when shooting free throws by making 13 of their 16 attempts. They made 8 out of their 19 shots from long range. Concerning personal fouls, the Terrapins ended up with 19 and West Virginia totaled 24 personal fouls.
Julian Reese is a guy who had an impact for the matchup. He racked up 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He played for 37 mins and snagged 9 rebounds. He ended up going 66.7% from the floor and earned 3 assists.
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Maryland heads into this one with a win-loss record of 22-12 for the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 10.6 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 15.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Maryland is pulling in 33.6 rebounds per game and has accounted for 392 assists on the year, which is 252nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Terrapins are shooting 33.0% on shots from distance (232 of 702) and 73.7% from the free throw line. They have an average of 70.3 pts per game (206th in D-1) on 45.1% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Terrapins are forcing their opponents into 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.4 fouls. They give up 32.4% on shots from distance and they rank 26th in the nation in PPG allowed (63.2). The Terrapins defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.7% (791 of 1,854) and they concede 31.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They rank 92nd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 377 relinquished for the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Alabama Crimson Tide got the victory with a final of 82-63 against Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide earned 28 defensive rebounds and 20 offensive boards for a total of 48 in this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. Texas A&M was called for 21 fouls in this matchup which got the Crimson Tide to the free throw line for a total of 22 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of those for a rate of 72.7%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Alabama made 12 of their 36 attempts (33.3%). When all was said and done, the Crimson Tide finished 27 for 66 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.9%. The Crimson Tide permitted Texas A&M to convert 19 out of their 64 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 29.7% in the game. They went 33.3% from downtown by going 5 out of 15 and finished the game at 20 of 24 at the charity stripe (83.3%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Alabama permitted Texas A&M to collect 33 overall (15 on the offensive glass).
Brandon Miller was important for the Crimson Tide for this game. He tallied 23 points in his 30 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 4 dimes for the game. He made 5 out of 20 in the game giving him a rate of 25.0%, and earned 12 rebounds.
Alabama has a mark of 29-5 this year. As an offensive unit, the Crimson Tide are connecting on 44.6% from the field, which has them ranked 182nd in the nation. Alabama has totaled 2,794 pts so far this year (82.2 per game) and they average 44.4 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.2 times per contest (46th in the country) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per game. The Crimson Tide are committing 18.6 fouls per contest and they connect on 72.6% from the free throw line.
The Alabama defense gives up 28.1% on shots from beyond the arc (188 of 670) and their opponents are knocking down 71.4% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 10.0 dimes and 37.0 boards every game, ranking them 15th and 324th in college hoops. The Crimson Tide are ranked 135th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 68.5. They are able to force 11.9 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.2% from the floor (3rd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Alabama (-7)
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