Michigan Wolverines vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 1/19/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
TV: Youtube TV
The Maryland Terrapins (11-6) host the Michigan Wolverines (10-7) at XFINITY Center on Thursday.
The Michigan Wolverines faced Northwestern and went home with a win by a final score of 85-78 in their last contest. Michigan finished the game having earned a 51.8% field goal percentage (29 out of 56) and buried 10 out of their 22 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Wolverines made 17 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 70.8%. With regard to rebounding, they collected 38 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 18 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and having 5 steals. With regard to the defense, Michigan let their opponent shoot 42.2% from the field on 27 out of 64 shooting. Northwestern distributed 13 dimes and had 11 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Northwestern collected 29 rebounds (9 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't have a block. Northwestern walked away from this one shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 18 of 24 attempts. They made 6 out of their 23 shots from distance. Regarding fouls, the Wolverines ended up with 17 while Northwestern finished the game with 19 fouls.
Kobe Bufkin is one player who was a major factor in this game. He walked away with 20 points on 9 of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 35 minutes and also pulled down 4 rebounds. He finished the contest at 81.8% from the floor and totaled 3 assists.
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Michigan will enter this matchup with a mark of 10-7 on the season. They are giving up possession 9.9 times per game and as a group they commit 15.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Michigan is pulling in 37.1 rebounds per game and has racked up 225 assists on the season, which ranks 265th in the nation in terms of passing. The Wolverines are connecting on 35.7% from downtown (135 of 378) and 68.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 76.1 pts per contest (91st in D-1) while going 45.3% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Wolverines are able to force 11.2 turnovers every game while drawing 18.2 fouls. They are 91st in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 207 surrendered on the season. The Wolverines defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.0% (445 of 1,060) and they surrender 37.5 boards per game as a team. They give up 32.0% on shots from distance and they rank 223rd in college basketball in points per game allowed (70.6).
The last time they took the court, the Maryland Terrapins took a loss by a final score of 81-67 against Iowa. In regard to cleaning up the glass, Maryland allowed Iowa to snag 26 in total (6 on the offensive glass). They finished 42.9% from three-point range by shooting 6 out of 14 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 13 at the charity stripe (69.2%). The Terrapins permitted Iowa to knock down 33 of their 55 attempts from the field which had them shooting 60.0% for this game. When all was said and done, the Terrapins finished shooting 28 out of 59 from the field which had them at 47.5%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Maryland knocked down 5 of their 16 tries (31.3%). They were able to make 6 of them for a rate of 66.7%. Iowa committed 15 fouls for the contest which took the Terrapins to the charity stripe for a total of 9 shots. They also coughed up the ball 12 times, while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Terrapins recorded 17 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 25 in this matchup.
Jahmir Young was important for the Terrapins in this game. He knocked down 8 out of 17 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 47.1%, and had 5 rebounds. He earned 20 points in his 34 mins of playing time and had 3 assists in the game.
Maryland has a win-loss mark of 11-6 for the season. When it comes to offensive execution, the Terrapins are hitting on 45.1% from the field, which ranks 158th in the nation. Maryland has scored 1,216 pts on the year (71.5 per contest) and they average 35.8 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 10.6 times per contest (346th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 12.4 times per game. The Terrapins are committing 16.5 fouls every game and they shoot 70.8% from the charity stripe.
The Maryland defense surrenders 30.5% on shots from beyond the arc (93 of 305) and their opponents are converting on 71.2% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 10.5 dimes and 33.4 boards per contest, which has them ranked 35th and 137th in D-1. The Terrapins on defense are ranked 67th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 64.9. They are forcing their opponents into 12.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (85th in college hoops).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Maryland
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