Illinois at Maryland College Football Picks and Predictions 10/27/2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
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Maryland Stadium is the venue for the game between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Maryland as 15 point favorites. The Terrapins are 4-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-4-0. The Fighting Illini are 3-4-0 ATS and their over/under record is 3-4-0.
Valuable Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Trends
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Illinois Fighting Illini are 3-4-0 against the spread
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Maryland Terrapins are 4-3-0 against the spread
Key Illinois Fighting Illini Injuries
10/21/18 LB Dele Harding Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
10/21/18 RB Mike Epstein Foot is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
10/21/18 DB Tony Adams Hamstring is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
10/16/18 TE Louis Dorsey Left Team is out for season
10/11/18 DB Bennett Williams Dismissed is out for season
09/27/18 DL Jamal Woods Undisclosed is out indefinitely
09/11/18 WR Edwin Carter Knee is out for season
09/07/18 QB Cam Thomas Personal has left team
09/03/18 WR Mike Dudek Knee is out for season
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
10/21/18 RB Jake Funk Hand is questionable Saturday vs Illinois
10/10/18 DL Brett Kulka Knee is out for season
10/03/18 QB Max Bortenschlager Ankle is out for season
10/01/18 RB Lorenzo Harrison Knee is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Illinois Fighting Illini have run for 1,588 yards as a unit, which ranks 25th in the nation. They've run 297 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Fighting Illini have been penalized on offense 47 times for 478 yards so far this year, which has them 55th in the country in penalties. They are 100th in Division 1 in points scored with 173. They have run 474 plays this year for 2,610 yards, which ranks them 119th in the nation in total offense. The Fighting Illini average 5.5 yards per play, which is 80th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 133 1st downs this season, ranking them 99th overall as an offensive unit. A.J. Bush has completed 42 throws while attempting 81 passes for a completion percentage of 51.9%. He has passed for 492 yards this year. He averages 5.2 adjusted yards per throw and 6.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 102.
The Fighting Illini rush defense has given up 286 attempts for 1,555 yards this season, putting them in 107th place in the country against the run. They have had 53 penalties for 491 yards on defense this year. That places them 103rd in Division 1. Illinois is 102nd in college football in points surrendered on defense with 238. They have given up a total of 3,574 yards on D, which is 118th in the nation. The Fighting Illini are 116th in yards per play allowed with 6.7. Opponent offenses have completed 158 throws on 248 attempts against the Illinois Fighting Illini defense this season, ranking them 114th and 97th in the country. The Illinois pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,019 yards in the air, which is 116th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Illinois Fighting Illini have tried 16 field goals this year and made 11, which is 19th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Illinois Fighting Illini kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,873 yards on 43 punts, averaging 44 yards per punt. That ranks them 29th in the NCAA in punting average. Illinois is 64th in the country in punt returns with 11. They've totaled 89 punt return yards and average 8.1 yards per return, which is 74th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 200 yards on special teams, which puts them 109th in kick return yardage. The Fighting Illini average 14 yards per kick return and they are 106th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,899.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Terrapins are 86th in Division 1 in points scored with 190. They have run 401 plays this season for 2,309 yards, which ranks them 125th in the nation in total offense. The Maryland Terrapins average 5.8 yards per play, which is 61st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 105 1st downs this year, placing them 128th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Maryland has run for 1,539 yards as a team, which ranks 30th in the country. They've run 267 times, averaging 5.8 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Terrapins have been penalized on offense 64 times for 600 yards so far this season, which has them 10th in the nation in penalties. Kasim Hill has thrown for 701 yards this season. He has completed 61 passes on 118 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.7%. His quarterback rating this year is 113.3. He averages 5.9 yards per pass attempt and 5.8 adjusted yards per throw.
Maryland is 47th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 163. They have surrendered a total of 2,209 yards on D, which is 20th in Division 1. The Terrapins are ranked 11th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opposing offenses have completed 101 passes on 195 attempts against the Maryland defense this season, placing them 10th and 21st in the country. The Maryland Terrapins pass defense has also given up a total of 1,227 yards through the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 293 attempts for 982 yards this year, putting them in 41st place in D-1 against the run. The Terrapins have committed 35 penalties for 308 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Maryland is ranked 68th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 53 punt return yards and average 4.8 yards per return, which is 110th in college football. They have returned 19 kicks for 459 yards on special teams, ranking 29th in kick return yardage. The Maryland Terrapins average 24 yards per kick return and they are 113th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,822. The Terrapins have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 5, which is 96th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Maryland kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,706 yards on 42 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 85th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Fighting Illini/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Terrapins -15
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