Maryland at Ohio State College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The Ohio State Buckeyes host the Maryland Terrapins at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Ohio State as 31 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58.5. The Buckeyes have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 2-3-0 against the spread. The Terrapins have an ATS record of 3-1-0 while their over/under record is 3-1-0.
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Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 3-1-0 against the over/under
The Maryland Terrapins are 3-1-0 against the spread
Important Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Trends
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
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 Ohio State Buckeyes Injuries
10/01/17 DL Dre'Mont Jones Leg "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
10/01/17 CB Shaun Wade Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Maryland
09/25/17 DT Malik Barrow Knee out for season
09/03/17 S Eric Glover-Williams Dismissed has been dismissed
08/07/17 DT Michael Hill Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Maryland Terrapins have run for 934 yards as a team, which ranks 37th in college football. They've run 163 times, averaging 5.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Terrapins have been penalized on offense 28 times for 231 yards so far this season, which has them 69th in the country in penalties. They are 40th in the nation in points scored with 155. They have run 252 plays this season for 1,629 yards, which ranks them 117th in Division 1 in total offense. The Terrapins average 6.5 yards per play, which is 31st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 81 1st downs this year, placing them 103rd overall as an offensive unit. Max Bortenschlager averages 4.9 yards per pass attempt and 2.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 16 passes on 28 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.1%. His quarterback rating this year is 95.4. He has thrown for 136 yards this season.
The Terrapins rush defense has allowed 137 attempts for 527 yards this year, putting them in 33rd place in D-1 against the run. Maryland has committed 30 penalties for 291 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 95th in college football. They are 69th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 120. They have surrendered a total of 1,519 yards on D, which is 42nd in the country. The Terrapins are ranked 65th in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Opposing offenses have completed 86 passes on 145 attempts against the Maryland Terrapins defense this season, placing them 67th and 62nd in Division 1. The Maryland pass defense has also given up a total of 992 yards through the air, which is 63rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Maryland Terrapins have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 3, which is 89th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 50%. Maryland Terrapins kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 702 yards on 17 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 69th in Division 1 in punting average. Maryland is ranked 15th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 136 punt return yards and average 12.4 yards per return, which is 26th in college football. They have returned 18 kicks for 399 yards on special teams, ranking 22nd in kick return yardage. The Terrapins average 22 yards per kick return and they are 70th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,164.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buckeyes are 7th in the country in points scored with 213. They have run 374 plays this year for 2,828 yards, which ranks them 8th in Division 1 in total offense. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 7.6 yards per play, which is 6th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 137 1st downs this season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Ohio State has run for 1,209 yards as a unit, which ranks 16th in college football. They've run 193 times, averaging 6.3 yards per rush as a unit. Ohio State has been penalized on offense 37 times for 383 yards so far this year, which has them 18th in the country in penalties. J.T. Barrett has passed for 966 yards this year. He's completed 76 throws while attempting 120 passes for a completion percentage of 63.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 156.8. He averages 9.3 adjusted yards per throw and 8.1 yards per pass attempt.
Ohio State is 26th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 80. They have given up a total of 1,678 yards on D, which is 58th in D-1. The Buckeyes are 19th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opponent offenses have completed 93 throws on 158 attempts against the Ohio State defense this season, ranking them 82nd and 88th in the nation. The Ohio State Buckeyes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,005 yards in the air, which is 66th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 204 attempts for 673 yards this season, putting them in 66th place in the country against the run. The Buckeyes have had 24 penalties for 191 yards on defense this year. That places them 30th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Ohio State is 38th in the country in punt returns with 9. They've totaled 19 punt return yards and average 2.1 yards per return, which is 116th in D-1. They have returned 9 kicks for 296 yards on special teams, which puts them 42nd in kick return yardage. The Ohio State Buckeyes average 33 yards per kick return and they are 5th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,143. The Buckeyes have tried 7 field goals this year and made 7, which is 35th in college football. Ohio State kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 26 for 26 this season. Their punters have accumulated 781 yards on 18 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That ranks them 39th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Terrapins +31
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