Northwestern Wildcats vs. Maryland Terrapins - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland Terrapins (12-1) at Northwestern Wildcats (13-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats +2.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Maryland Terrapins will travel to play the Northwestern Wildcats in a Big Ten Conference game on Saturday.
The Northwestern Wildcats are 13-1 and are coming off of a win against Nebraska by a score of 81-72. Northwestern trailed by 3 points at halftime but scored 46 points in the second half and pulled away for the victory. Dererk Pardon had 28 points and 12 rebounds for Northwestern. Tre Demps added 17 points and 4 assists for the Wildcats. Northwestern out rebounded their opponent by a total of 40-25 and had 14 assists in their victory. Northwestern is averaging 80 points per game while giving up 64.3 points per game. Northwestern is also averaging 38.7 rebounds per game and 19 assists per game. Bryant McIntosh is averaging 15.9 points per game and 6.9 assists per game, while Tre Demps is averaging 15.4 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game. Northwestern is shooting 70% on free throws, 39.1% on three-pointers, and 48.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Maryland Terrapins are 12-1 and are coming off of a win against Penn State by a score of 70-64. Maryland trailed by 8 points at halftime but was able to come from behind and get the win in this game. Diamond Stone had 39 points and 12 rebounds for Maryland. Robert Carter added 11 points and 9 rebounds for the Terrapins. Maryland out rebounded their opponent by a total of 41-31 and had 10 assists in their victory. Maryland is averaging 79.4 points per game while giving up 64.2 points per game. Maryland is also averaging 34.9 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game. Melo Trimble is averaging 14.5 points per game and 5.8 assists per game, while Diamond Stone is averaging 13.3 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game. Maryland is shooting 76.2% on free throws, 39.7% on three-pointers, and 51.7% on all field goal attempts.
Maryland is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games. Maryland is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The over is 3-0-1 in Maryland’s last 4 road games. Northwestern is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 4-1 in Northwestern’s last 5 home games.
Maryland has impressed this season, although they struggled in their last game, and I look for them to get the win here. Maryland knows they have to play better than they did in their last game and should give a good bounce back performance. I am picking Maryland.