Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan State Spartans Prediction, 2/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Location: Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI
The Michigan State Spartans (14-9) will compete against the Maryland Terrapins (16-7) at Breslin Center on Tuesday.
The Maryland Terrapins stepped onto the hardwood against Minnesota and notched a win by a score of 81-46 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Terrapins ended up walking away with 22 while Minnesota accounted for 13 fouls. They knocked down 2 of their 14 tries from three-point range. Minnesota went 75.0% when shooting free throws by burying 18 of their 24 tries. Moreover, Minnesota grabbed 25 rebounds (5 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Minnesota earned 11 dimes and had 1 steal in the game. When it comes to the defense, Maryland allowed the other team to shoot 34.2% from the floor on 13 out of 38 shooting. They also dished out 17 assists in the game while forcing 15 turnovers and having 9 steals. In the matter of hauling in boards, they compiled 29 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Terrapins made 6 of 11 tries for a rate of 54.5%. Maryland wrapped up the game with a 52.4% field goal percentage (33 out of 63) and buried 9 of their 21 shots from distance.
Julian Reese is one player who came through in this matchup. He ended up going 80.0% from the field and also distributed 3 dimes. He saw the court for 20 mins and collected 5 rebounds. He left the arena with 16 points on 8 of 10 shooting.
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Maryland steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 16-7 for the year. They turn it over 11.0 times per contest and as a team they commit 16.1 fouls per contest. As a team, Maryland is pulling in 34.9 rebounds per game and has tallied 256 assists on the season, which is 336th in the nation in terms of passing. The Terrapins are connecting on 30.9% on shots from 3-point land (152 of 492) and 73.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 71.2 pts per contest (184th in Division 1) while shooting 44.8% from the field.
On defense, the Terrapins are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game while drawing 18.5 fouls. They surrender 30.1% on shots from downtown while they are 25th in college basketball in PPG allowed (62.5). The Terrapins defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.2% (527 of 1,279) and they surrender 33.0 boards per game as a team. They rank 39th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 249 surrendered on the campaign.
For their last game, the Michigan State Spartans took a loss by a score of 61-55 when they played Rutgers. Concerning rebounding, Michigan State permitted Rutgers to grab 28 in total (8 on the offensive side). They wrapped up this game 18.8% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 3 of 16 and finished the contest at 22 out of 34 at the charity stripe (64.7%). The Spartans allowed Rutgers to make 18 of 48 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.5% in the matchup. Overall, the Spartans walked away from this one shooting 20 out of 58 from the field which had them shooting 34.5%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Michigan State knocked down 4 of their 21 tries (19.0%). They were able to make 11 of those for a rate of 78.6%. Rutgers had 16 personal fouls for this contest which took the Spartans to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They also turned it over 13 times, while recording 4 steals for this game. The Spartans collected 29 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in the game.
Tyson Walker pitched in for the Spartans in the game. He scored 12 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and earned 2 assists in this contest. He made 5 out of 10 in the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and added 4 rebounds.
Michigan State has a mark of 14-9 on the year. The Spartans are responsible for committing 16.7 fouls per game and they go 74.0% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 14.7 times per game (83rd in Division 1) and they turn it over 11.2 times per game. Michigan State has scored 1,572 points on the campaign (68.3 per contest) and they average 36.9 rebounds per game. As an offensive unit, the Spartans are shooting 44.1% from the field, which has them ranked 215th in the nation.
The Spartans defensively are ranked 73rd in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 65.9. They are able to force 9.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.0% from the field (56th in Division 1). The Michigan State defense gives up 30.1% on 3-pointers (148 of 492) and opponents are knocking down 70.6% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 12.7 dimes and 33.2 boards per contest, which is ranked 188th and 124th in those defensive categories.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Michigan State
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