Penn State at Maryland College Football Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
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The Maryland Terrapins host the Penn State Nittany Lions at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this game has Penn State as 18 point favorites. The Terrapins have an over/under record of 8-2-0 and they are 4-6-0 against the spread. The Nittany Lions have an ATS record of 6-3-1 while their over/under record is 4-6-0.
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Valuable Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 4-6-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-3-1 against the spread
Important 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
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
11/12/17 OL Andrew Nelson Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
11/12/17 G Ryan Bates Ankle is "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
11/12/17 DE Ryan Buchholz Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs. Nebraska
10/06/17 DE Torrence Brown Knee out indefinitely
08/31/17 CB John Reid Knee out indefinitely
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
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Penn State Nittany Lions have run for 1,723 yards as a team, which ranks 73rd in college football. They've run 365 times, averaging 4.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Nittany Lions have been penalized on offense 50 times for 460 yards so far this season, which has them 113th in the country in penalties. They are 11th in the nation in points scored with 433. They have run 743 plays this season for 4,905 yards, which ranks them 23rd in Division 1 in total offense. The Nittany Lions average 6.6 yards per play, which is 18th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 243 1st downs this year, placing them 36th overall as an offensive unit. Trace McSorley averages 8.5 yards per pass attempt and 8.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 230 passes on 353 attempts for a completion percentage of 65.2%. His quarterback rating this year is 154.2. He has thrown for 2,991 yards this season.
The Nittany Lions rush defense has allowed 398 attempts for 1,306 yards this year, putting them in 22nd place in D-1 against the run. Penn State has committed 68 penalties for 638 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 84th in college football. They are 12th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 183. They have surrendered a total of 3,649 yards on D, which is 30th in the country. The Nittany Lions are ranked 14th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 222 passes on 383 attempts against the Penn State Nittany Lions defense this season, placing them 103rd and 111th in Division 1. The Penn State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,343 yards through the air, which is 57th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Penn State Nittany Lions have attempted 15 field goals this season and made 8, which is 108th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 53%. Penn State Nittany Lions kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 57 for 57 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,022 yards on 47 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 32nd in Division 1 in punting average. Penn State is ranked 21st in the nation in punt returns with 22. They've accumulated 289 punt return yards and average 13.1 yards per return, which is 15th in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 607 yards on special teams, ranking 75th in kick return yardage. The Nittany Lions average 24 yards per kick return and they are 23rd in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,801.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Terrapins are 84th in the country in points scored with 286. They have run 692 plays this year for 3,577 yards, which ranks them 114th in Division 1 in total offense. The Maryland Terrapins average 5.2 yards per play, which is 104th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 190 1st downs this season, ranking them 113th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Maryland has run for 1,816 yards as a unit, which ranks 63rd in college football. They've run 411 times, averaging 4.4 yards per rush as a unit. Maryland has been penalized on offense 75 times for 683 yards so far this year, which has them 31st in the country in penalties. Max Bortenschlager has passed for 1,128 yards this year. He's completed 101 throws while attempting 197 passes for a completion percentage of 51.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 111. He averages 5.6 adjusted yards per throw and 5.7 yards per pass attempt.
Maryland is 108th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 380. They have given up a total of 4,499 yards on D, which is 77th in D-1. The Terrapins are 65th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Opponent offenses have completed 215 throws on 366 attempts against the Maryland defense this season, ranking them 92nd and 103rd in the nation. The Maryland Terrapins pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,495 yards in the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 442 attempts for 2,004 yards this season, putting them in 85th place in the country against the run. The Terrapins have had 68 penalties for 680 yards on defense this year. That places them 101st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Maryland is 53rd in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 179 punt return yards and average 11.2 yards per return, which is 26th in D-1. They have returned 50 kicks for 1,162 yards on special teams, which puts them 1st in kick return yardage. The Maryland Terrapins average 23 yards per kick return and they are 84th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,918. The Terrapins have tried 13 field goals this year and made 7, which is 117th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 54%. Maryland kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 37 for 37 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,265 yards on 58 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That ranks them 112th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Nittany Lions/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nittany Lions -18
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