Michigan State vs. Maryland 3/10/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

By: Tony G |

Last Updated: 03/09/2022 at 4:23 PM ET

Michigan State will take on Maryland in the second round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday for a tip off time of 6:30 PM Eastern. This game will be available on the Big Ten network. Maryland comes into this game with a record on the season of 15–16, and have won three out of their last five games coming against Penn State, Ohio State and Minnesota by the score of 84–73. The two defeats for Maryland came against Indiana, and their opponents in this matchup Michigan state on the road by the score of 77–67.

Michigan State comes into this game with a record on the season of 20–11, and I've won two out of their last five games coming against Purdue, in Maryland. The three losses came against a tough Michigan team on the road by the score of 87–70. And against Ohio State and Iowa both on the road.

Gabe Brown is the team leader for Michigan State in points per game at 11.5 on the season with a field goal percentage of 41%, and a free-throw percentage of 91.8%. Marcus Bingham is the team leader for Michigan State in rebounds per game averaging 6.1 in season. AJ Hoggard is the team leader for Michigan State minutes per game average in 19.7 on the year.

Fatts Russell is the team leader for Maryland in points per game averaging 14.9 on the season with a field goal percentage on the year 41.1%, and a free-throw percentage of 78.9%. Russell is also the team leader in minutes per game averaging 32.4 on the year. Dante Scott is a team leader for Maryland and rebounds per game averaging 6.2.

In the last game between these two teams, Michigan State was dominant on defense as Gabe Brown and Malik Hall lead a huge second half with haul grabbing 17 points going 7 of 11 from the field and hitting both of his free throws in the second half. Michigan State came away with a 10 point victory in that match up making time is of the all-time Big Ten leader and career wins as a coach. Not much has changed in the stats for Michigan State as they continue to play phenomenal defense allowing their opponents 68.3 points per game which is why we see them coming away with a victory advancing to the next round. Final Score Prediction: Michigan State win 74–68.

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