Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 01/18/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 7:00 pm ET, Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Venue:  Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Where to Watch:  ESPN2

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Maryland NL, Michigan NL; Over/Under:  NL points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Maryland +6.5, Michigan -6.5; Over/Under:  136.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Maryland NL, Michigan NL; Over/Under:  NL points
 

Season Record

Maryland Terrapins:  9-8 (13th place, Big Ten)
Michigan Wolverines:  7-7 (11th place, Big Ten)
 
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Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan Wolverines Preview and Analysis

 
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Maryland Terrapins:  1-4 last 5
Michigan Wolverines:  1-4 last 5
 
 
 

Maryland Terrapins Analysis

Maryland is coming into this game with a 9-8 record overall and they are 1-2 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 7th conference matchup of the year and they are currently 1-5 in their conference games this season. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. Their last win was against the Northwestern Wildcats while their 4 losses in that span came against the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Illinois Fighting Illini, the Wisconsin Badgers, and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in their last game. Eric Ayala led the team in points in that game with 13 while Donta Scott was next on the team with 12 points. Daron Russell led the team in assists in that game with 4 while Julian Reese led the team in rebounds with 7. They were 33.3% from the field, 24% from 3-point range, and 89.5% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 70.9 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 69 PPG against them. Maryland has an ATS record of 6-11 this season and their O/U record is 7-10.
 
 

Michigan Wolverines Analysis

Michigan is coming into this game with a 7-7 record overall and they are 4-2 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 5th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 1-3 in their conference games this season. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are coming into this one on a 3 game losing streak after another loss in their last game. Their last win was against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds while their 4 losses in that span came against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the UCF Knights, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, and the Illinois Fighting Illini in their last game. Devante Jones led the team in points in that game with 17 while Moussa Diabaté was next on the team with 9 points. Frankie Collins led the team in assists in that game off the bench with 2 while Diabaté and Jones both led the team in rebounds with 6 each. They were 36.7% from the field, 10% from 3-point range, and 57.1% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 71.4 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 66.9 PPG against them. Michigan has an ATS record of 5-9 this season and their O/U record is 6-8.
 

 

Maryland vs Michigan Prediction

Michigan is coming into this game as a 6.5 point favorite with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Michigan has not been playing well recently losing 3 straight games coming into this one but this might just be the game they need to bounce back. Michigan has been much better in their home games this season and they are getting a Maryland team that has been playing even worse than they have been recently. Maryland is only 1-5 in their conference games this season and they are 1-2 in their road games. They are also coming off of an 11 point loss at home to Rutgers who is not the best team in that conference by far. The best bet to place in this game is on Michigan to cover the spread here as Maryland will struggle on the road against another conference opponent here while Michigan gets a much needed bounce back with a big win here.
 
Maryland Michigan Prediction:  Our NCAAB Pick for Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (7:00 pm ET start time) is Michigan 75 Maryland 65.
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NCAAB Betting Trends

 
Maryland Terrapins: 3-8 ATS after a game with 9 or less assists. 6-11 ATS in all games. 17-25 ATS when the total is 130 to 139.5. 7-14 ATS when playing only their 3rd game in a week. 11-16 ATS after a game where they made 78% of their free throws or better.
Michigan Wolverines: 19-14 ATS as a home favorite or pick. 20-15 ATS in all home games. 24-19 ATS against conference opponents. 21-15 ATS after 2 consecutive conference games. 21-13 ATS after 2 straight games giving up 9 or less offensive rebounds. 6-0 ATS after scoring 60 points or less.
 

Key Injuries

 
Maryland Terrapins:  M. Dockery (G) Ques Tues - Personal. J. Graham III (F) Out indefinitely - Disciplinary.
Michigan Wolverines:  None.
 

Notable Quotes

 
“We stayed the course. We thought next play and we found a way to get a win in the Big Ten, which is hard to do especially on the road. I thought one play in particular down the stretch for us — we got three offensive rebounds on one sequence that kind of sealed it for us. Complete team effort. Very happy for our guys cause they’ve continued to battle. Tonight we were able to stay the course and come away with a win.” - Danny Manning on his team’s win against Northwestern.
 
 
“Well, it was hard. You have to figure it out. Sometimes when you only have eight or seven guys you end up playing your best game because guys are so dialed in knowing that we’ve got to do it for each other. That’s the type of mindset it’s been.” - Juwan Howard on his team’s loss against Illinois while missing a lot of players.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Maryland Terrapins
E. Ayala 
H. Hart 
Fatts Russell 
D. Scott 
Q. Wahab
 
Michigan Wolverines
Eli Brooks 
H. Dickinson 
C. Houstan 
B. Johns Jr 
D. Jones
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Maryland Terrapins
PPG: E. Ayala (16)
APG: F. Russell (4.1)
Reb/G: D. Scott (6.8)
 
Michigan Wolverines
PPG: H. Dickinson (16.1)
APG: D. Jones (3.6)
Reb/G: H. Dickinson (8.8)
 
Coaches:
Maryland Terrapins: Danny Manning (Interim)
Michigan Wolverines: Juwan Howard (3rd season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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