Maryland Terrapins vs. Northern Iowa Panthers Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/24/13
Northern Iowa Panthers (2-2) at Maryland Terrapins (2-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -5.5 -- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terrapins and the Northern Iowa Panthers face off on Sunday in the Virgin Islands in college basketball action.
The Maryland Terrapins are off to a 2-2 start on the season and are coming off of a blowout win over Marist. Maryland has breezed past the lesser teams on the schedule but they have struggled against the better teams. Jake Layman is averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 rebounds to lead the Terrapins. Charles Mitchell averages 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, Dez Wells averages 12.3 points and 4.8 rebounds, and Eric Smotrycz averages 11 points. Maryland is averaging 73.8 points while shooting 44.1 percent from the floor, 36.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc, and 63.6 percent from the free throw line while defensively they allow 63.8 points and their opponents shoot 42.5 percent.
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The Northern Iowa Panthers are off to a 2-2 start and are coming off of a win on Friday against Loyola Marymount. Both of Northern Iowa’s losses were on the road as they fell to Ohio and George Mason. Deon Mitchell is UNI’s leading scorer averaging 14.8 points per game. Chip Rank is averaging 13.5 points and 3.5 rebounds, Matt Bohannon is averaging 13 points, and Seth Tuttle is averaging 12 points and 7.5 rebounds. Northern Iowa is averaging 74.7 points per game and shooting 43.2 percent from the floor, 37.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc, and 76.6 percent from the free throw line while defensively hey allow 77.3 points and their opponents shoot 45.5 percent.
Maryland is 7-1 against the spread in their last eight neutral site games, 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games overall, and 5-2 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games. Northern Iowa is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, 1-5 against the spread following a win, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven non-conference games.
I don’t love this game but I like Northern Iowa’s defense even less so in what is just a lean I will take Maryland.
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