Penn State Nittany Lions vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Penn State Nittany Lions vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: XFINITY Center in College Park, MD
The Maryland Terrapins (16-8) are hosting the Penn State Nittany Lions (14-9) at XFINITY Center on Saturday.
The Penn State Nittany Lions faced Nebraska and went home with a loss by a final score of 72-63 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Nittany Lions finished with 15 while Nebraska accumulated 6 fouls. They converted 8 out of their 20 tries from beyond the arc. Nebraska finished the game at 55.6% at the free throw line by burying 10 of 18 tries. In addition, Nebraska totaled 32 rebounds (3 offensive, 29 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Nebraska recorded 17 assists and had 6 steals for the contest. When it comes to defense, Penn State allowed 52.9% from the field on 27 out of 51 shooting. They also distributed 16 assists in this matchup as well as forcing 7 turnovers and getting 3 steals. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 32 with 8 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Nittany Lions converted 1 of their 4 tries for a rate of 25.0%. Penn State finished the game with a 40.0% field goal percentage (24 of 60) and made 14 of their 38 shots from 3-point land.
Seth Lundy is one guy who was important for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 24 points on 8 out of 15 shooting. He played for 36 mins and also pulled down 7 rebounds. He shot 53.3% from the floor and also distributed 1 assist.
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Penn State comes into this game with a record of 14-9 for the year. They are turning it over 8.6 times per contest and as a squad are committing 15.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Penn State is snagging 32.6 rebounds per game and has tallied 339 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 115th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Nittany Lions are connecting on 38.4% on 3-pointers (250 of 651) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 72.5 pts per contest (158th in Division 1) while connecting on 46.0% from the field.
On defense, the Nittany Lions are able to force 9.5 turnovers per game and they draw 12.4 personal fouls. They currently rank 235th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 323 relinquished for the season. The Nittany Lions defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.5% (568 of 1,335) and they surrender 36.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They concede 34.1% on three-point shots and they rank 118th in the nation in points per game allowed (67.4).
In their last game, the Maryland Terrapins took a loss by a final score of 63-58 when they played Michigan State. The Terrapins snagged 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 29 for the game. They gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while earning 3 steals for the game. Michigan State committed 17 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Terrapins to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to bury 15 of those for a percentage of 83.3%. In regard to shooting from distance, Maryland knocked down 3 of 22 attempts (13.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Terrapins ended up going 20 for 51 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.2%. The Terrapins permitted Michigan State to make 22 of 50 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.0% in the game. They wrapped up this game 45.0% from three-point range by hitting 9 out of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 13 at the free throw line (76.9%). Regarding team rebounding, Maryland allowed Michigan State to get 27 overall (0 offensive).
Jahmir Young was important for the Terrapins in this game. He recorded 17 points in his 37 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 6 assists in this game. He knocked down 6 out of 13 in the game for a rate of 46.2%, and added 3 rebounds.
Maryland has a record of 16-8 on the season. The Terrapins are responsible for committing 16.1 fouls per game and they connect on 73.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 11.2 times per contest (320th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 10.9 times per contest. Maryland has scored 1,695 pts on the season (70.6 per contest) and they snag 34.7 boards per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Terrapins are shooting 44.6% from the field, which ranks 182nd in college basketball.
The Maryland defense gives up 30.8% on shots from distance (130 of 422) and opponents are knocking down 72.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 11.0 dimes and 32.8 boards per contest, which is 55th and 104th in college basketball. The Terrapins on the defensive end are ranked 25th in college hoops in points given up per game with 62.5. They are able to force 12.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 41.3% from the field (66th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Penn State
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