It will be a battle between Big 10 opponents when the Indiana Hoosiers (15-4, 5-3 Big 10) welcome the No. 17 Maryland Terrapins (15-4, 5-3 Big 10) to Assembly Hall. The game is scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
Maryland Terrapins at Indiana Hoosiers Free Prediction
The last time the Terrapins played, they beat the Northwestern Wildcats, 77-66. The Terrapins had a fantastically low turnover percentage of 8.2 (better than their season average of 16.0) and had a free throw rate of 0.481 (above their season average of 0.280). With 25 points on 7-for-13 shooting, Jalen Smith was the game’s high scorer.
The Hoosiers were victorious over the No. 11 Michigan State Spartans in their last contest, 67-63. Indiana’s 10.8 turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Michigan State, who had a rate of 19.1. The Hoosiers’ mark was better than their season average of 16.7, while the Spartans’ was above their season average of 15.6. Joey Brunk led Indiana in scoring with 14 points on 7-for-12 shooting from the field.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. In the first, Smith scored a game-high 19 points and the Terrapins beat the Hoosiers 75-59. He also recorded eight rebounds. The Terrapins had a much better turnover percentage (8.8 vs. 16.9) and had a much better free throw rate (0.339 vs. 0.180).
Indiana does a great job at getting to the charity stripe. They rank eighth in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.305), but Maryland is among the best in the NCAA at keeping opponents off the line (ranking 15th by allowing a FTA rate of 0.155). Furthermore, the Terrapins, who rank 27th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.7 percent), will go head-to-head against the Hoosiers, who rank 16th in defensive rebounding percentage (77.3 percent).
Maryland at Indiana Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Maryland, O/U – Under
Maryland ranks 90th in three pointers attempted per game (23.7) while Indiana ranks 275th (17.1).
The Hoosiers average 4.6 blocks per game, which ranks 39th in the country. The Terrapins rank 135th in blocks allowed per game (3.9).
Indiana ranks 21st in rebounds allowed per game (30.8) while Maryland ranks 91st (33.7).
The Terrapins’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.0, down from 10.5 for the season.
During their last five games, the Hoosiers have scored an average of 66.2 points per game (8.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 62.4 points per game (3.7 below their season average).