Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 1/5/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2023
Location: Jersey Mike’s Arena in Piscataway, NJ
TV: Youtube TV
The Maryland Terrapins (10-4) are traveling to Jersey Mike’s Arena on Thursday where they will meet the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (10-4).
The Maryland Terrapins stepped onto the hardwood against Michigan and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-46 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Terrapins ended up finishing with 24 while Michigan recorded 11 fouls. They also made 3 of their 11 attempts from 3-point range. Michigan finished the contest at 75.9% at the free throw line by making 22 of their 29 shots. Additionally, Michigan grabbed 44 rebounds (8 offensive, 36 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Michigan recorded 15 dimes and had 6 steals for this contest. In regard to defense, Maryland allowed the other team to go 50.0% from the field on 28 out of 56 shooting. They also recorded 7 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 6 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 30 with 9 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Terrapins knocked down 5 of their 9 shots for a percentage of 55.6%. Maryland finished the contest having earned a 26.5% field goal percentage (18 out of 68) and knocked down 5 out of their 25 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Jahari Long is one player who was a contributor in the game. He finished 44.4% from the field but didn't record a dime. He played 23 mins played and totaled 2 boards. He finished with 9 points on 4 of 9 shooting.
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Maryland steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 10-4 on the year. They turn it over 11.9 times per game and as a team they commit 16.6 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Maryland is snagging 36.6 rebounds per contest and has tallied 155 assists on the year, which ranks 337th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Terrapins are hitting 30.8% on shots from downtown (100 of 325) and 70.5% from the charity stripe. They average 72.8 points per contest (170th in D-1) on 45.0% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Terrapins have forced 12.6 turnovers every game while drawing 19.6 fouls. They rank 29th in the country in giving up assists with 140 conceded for the campaign. The Terrapins are allowing a FG percentage of 39.7% (325 of 819) and they surrender 34.6 boards per game as a group. They give up 28.2% on shots from downtown and they are 49th in D-1 in points per game allowed (63.2).
The last time they took the court, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights went home victorious with a score of 65-64 against Purdue. The Scarlet Knights were able to corral 19 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 28 in the game. They turned the ball over 9 times, while getting 9 steals for the contest. Purdue had 11 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Scarlet Knights to the free throw line for 11 attempts. They were able to bury 9 of the free throws for a rate of 81.8%. In the matter of three-point attempts, Rutgers made 6 of 14 tries (42.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Scarlet Knights went 25 for 58 from the field which had them sitting at 43.1%. The Scarlet Knights allowed Purdue to make 19 of 48 tries from the floor which had them shooting 39.6% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 30.4% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 23 and finished the contest at 19 of 28 from the free throw line (67.9%). Concerning rebounds, Rutgers permitted Purdue to collect 31 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Paul Mulcahy was important for the Scarlet Knights in this contest. He scored 16 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and had 6 dimes in this game. He made 7 of 13 for this game giving him a rate of 53.8%, and had 8 rebounds.
Rutgers has a win-loss mark of 10-4 for the season. In terms of offensive execution, the Scarlet Knights are connecting on 44.2% from the field, which ranks 200th in the nation. Rutgers has scored 1,015 pts so far this season (72.5 per game) and they snag 39.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15.9 times per game (50th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.2 times per game. The Scarlet Knights are committing 16.4 fouls every game and they shoot 72.8% from the free throw line.
The Scarlet Knights on defense are ranked 4th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 55.2. They are forcing 17.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 36.3% from the field (5th in the country). The Rutgers defense surrenders 25.0% on three-point shots (80 of 320) and opponents are converting on 66.8% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 10.4 assists and 33.5 boards every game, which is ranked 39th and 144th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Rutgers
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