The Marquette Golden Eagles (5-1) will be in the at HP Field House when they clash against the fifth-ranked Maryland Terrapins (7-0). The game will air on ESPN at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 1, 2019.
Maryland Terrapins vs. Marquette Golden Eagles ATS Odds
Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Golden Eagles dismantled the USC Trojans 101-79, while the Terrapins were victorious over the Harvard Crimson 80-73.
The Terrapins held the Crimson to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.1 (below their season average of 33.6) and had a free throw rate of 0.417 (above their season average of 0.292). Meanwhile, Marquette dominated nearly every stat category in their game. They had a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.591 (above their season average of 0.496) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.0 (below their season average of 26.1). For those same stats, USC put up marks of 0.425 and 19.5, respectively. Markus Howard played well for Marquette with 51 points. Meanwhile, Maryland was led by Jalen Smith, who had 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Dating back to the 2018-19 season, a focal point for the Marquette offense has been to get to and convert from the free throw line. The Golden Eagles rank 19th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.280), but Maryland has been among the best in the country at keeping opponents away from the charity stripe (ranking 38th by yielding a FTA rate of 0.187).
Maryland Terrapins vs. Marquette Golden Eagles Betting Pick
Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Maryland, ATS Winner – Maryland, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Marquette ranks 89th in three pointers allowed per game (20.8) while Maryland ranks 236th (23.6).
- The Terrapins average 4.7 steals per game, which ranks 286th in the nation. The Golden Eagles rank 232nd in steals allowed per game (7.0).
- The Golden Eagles average 4.4 blocks per game, which ranks 41st in the country. The Terrapins rank 147th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
- Maryland averages 39.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 14th in the nation. Marquette ranks 112th in rebounds allowed per game (33.9).