Maryland at Michigan State College Football Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Spartan Stadium is the venue for the game between the Maryland Terrapins and the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Michigan State as 10 point favorites. The Spartans are 6-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-6-0. The Terrapins are 4-6-0 ATS and their over/under record is 8-2-0.
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Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 8-2-0 against the over/under
The Maryland Terrapins are 4-6-0 against the spread
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 6-4-0 against the spread
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
11/12/17 QB Max Bortenschlager Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs. Michigan State
09/26/17 QB Kasim Hill ACL out for season
09/06/17 DL Jesse Aniebonam Ankle out indefinitely
09/05/17 QB Tyrell Pigrome Knee out for season
08/30/17 DB Alex Woods Disciplinary out indefinitely
08/26/17 DB Markquese Bell Disciplinary out indefinitely
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/12/17 OL AJ Arcuri Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
11/12/17 TE Hussien Kadry Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
11/12/17 DE Jacub Panasiuk Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
11/12/17 G Matt Carrick Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
11/12/17 DE Mufi Hunt Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
11/12/17 RB Weston Bridges Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
09/03/17 WR Brandon Sowards ACL out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Maryland Terrapins have run for 1,733 yards as a unit, which ranks 55th in the nation. They've run 380 times, averaging 4.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Terrapins have been penalized on offense 69 times for 638 yards so far this year, which has them 34th in the country in penalties. They are 71st in Division 1 in points scored with 279. They have run 636 plays this year for 3,373 yards, which ranks them 113th in the nation in total offense. The Terrapins average 5.3 yards per play, which is 96th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 178 1st downs this season, ranking them 110th overall as an offensive unit. Max Bortenschlager has completed 88 throws while attempting 172 passes for a completion percentage of 51.2%. He has passed for 1,007 yards this year. He averages 5.7 adjusted yards per throw and 5.9 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 113.7.
The Terrapins rush defense has given up 391 attempts for 1,733 yards this season, putting them in 73rd place in the country against the run. They have had 65 penalties for 644 yards on defense this year. That places them 109th in Division 1. Maryland is 118th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 362. They have given up a total of 4,208 yards on D, which is 90th in the nation. The Terrapins are 71st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 212 throws on 352 attempts against the Maryland Terrapins defense this season, ranking them 111th and 110th in the country. The Maryland pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,475 yards in the air, which is 95th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Maryland Terrapins have tried 12 field goals this year and made 7, which is 113th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 58%. Maryland Terrapins kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,937 yards on 50 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 117th in the NCAA in punting average. Maryland is 54th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 177 punt return yards and average 11.8 yards per return, which is 22nd in D-1. They have returned 47 kicks for 1,111 yards on special teams, which puts them 1st in kick return yardage. The Terrapins average 24 yards per kick return and they are 68th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,661.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Spartans are 105th in Division 1 in points scored with 220. They have run 746 plays this season for 3,818 yards, which ranks them 61st in the nation in total offense. The Michigan State Spartans average 5.1 yards per play, which is 110th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 210 1st downs this year, placing them 58th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Michigan State has run for 1,475 yards as a team, which ranks 80th in the country. They've run 389 times, averaging 3.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 66 times for 602 yards so far this season, which has them 41st in the nation in penalties. Brian Lewerke has thrown for 2,338 yards this season. He has completed 210 passes on 351 attempts for a completion percentage of 59.8%. His quarterback rating this year is 127.4. He averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Michigan State is 42nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 229. They have surrendered a total of 3,253 yards on D, which is 24th in Division 1. The Spartans are ranked 23rd in yards per play allowed with 5. Opposing offenses have completed 183 passes on 331 attempts against the Michigan State defense this season, placing them 65th and 98th in the country. The Michigan State Spartans pass defense has also given up a total of 2,134 yards through the air, which is 62nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 317 attempts for 1,119 yards this year, putting them in 11th place in D-1 against the run. The Spartans have committed 48 penalties for 457 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 42nd in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Michigan State is ranked 22nd in the nation in punt returns with 20. They've accumulated 61 punt return yards and average 3.1 yards per return, which is 123rd in college football. They have returned 28 kicks for 583 yards on special teams, ranking 63rd in kick return yardage. The Michigan State Spartans average 21 yards per kick return and they are 90th in the country in all-purpose yards with 4,462. The Spartans have attempted 14 field goals this season and made 10, which is 75th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 71%. Michigan State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,501 yards on 59 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 52nd in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Spartans -10
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