Maryland at Iowa College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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The Maryland Terrapins travel to Kinnick Stadium to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 12 point favorites. The Terrapins have an ATS record of 4-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Hawkeyes have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 5-1-0 against the spread.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Maryland Terrapins are 4-2-0 against the spread
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-2-0 against the over/under
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-1-0 against the spread
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
10/14/18 RB Jake Funk Hand is questionable Saturday vs Iowa
10/14/18 RB Ty Johnson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Iowa
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
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
10/14/18 RB Ivory Kelly-Martin Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
10/14/18 LB Jack Hockaday Knee is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
10/14/18 TE Noah Fant Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
09/26/18 LB Nick Niemann Leg is OUT 2-3 weeks
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Maryland Terrapins are 63rd in Division 1 in points scored with 190. They have run 362 plays this season for 2,194 yards, which ranks them 124th in the nation in total offense. The Terrapins average 6.1 yards per play, which is 43rd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 98 1st downs this year, placing them 127th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Maryland has run for 1,471 yards as a team, which ranks 20th in the country. They've run 244 times, averaging 6 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Terrapins have been penalized on offense 58 times for 554 yards so far this season, which has them 8th in the nation in penalties. Kasim Hill has thrown for 654 yards this season. He has completed 55 passes on 103 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 122.1. He averages 6.3 yards per pass attempt and 6.6 adjusted yards per throw.
Maryland is 43rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 140. They have surrendered a total of 1,899 yards on D, which is 17th in Division 1. The Terrapins are ranked 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.6. Opposing offenses have completed 90 passes on 171 attempts against the Maryland Terrapins defense this season, placing them 9th and 23rd in the country. The Maryland pass defense has also given up a total of 1,141 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 241 attempts for 758 yards this year, putting them in 29th 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 38th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Maryland is ranked 64th in the nation in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 58 punt return yards and average 5.8 yards per return, which is 96th in college football. They have returned 16 kicks for 410 yards on special teams, ranking 27th in kick return yardage. The Terrapins average 26 yards per kick return and they are 90th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,662. The Maryland Terrapins have attempted 5 field goals this season and made 5, which is 90th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Maryland Terrapins kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 25 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,498 yards on 36 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 73rd in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hawkeyes have run for 934 yards as a team, which ranks 97th in the nation. They've run 237 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Hawkeyes have been penalized on offense 41 times for 369 yards so far this year, which has them 63rd in the country in penalties. They are 61st in Division 1 in points scored with 191. They have run 416 plays this year for 2,471 yards, which ranks them 56th in the nation in total offense. The Iowa Hawkeyes average 5.9 yards per play, which is 58th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 123 1st downs this season, ranking them 91st overall as an offensive unit. Nathan Stanley has completed 108 throws while attempting 174 passes for a completion percentage of 62.1%. He has passed for 1,473 yards this year. He averages 8.9 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 155.9.
The Iowa Hawkeyes rush defense has given up 182 attempts for 489 yards this season, putting them in 3rd place in the country against the run. They have had 37 penalties for 342 yards on defense this year. That places them 52nd in Division 1. Iowa is 10th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 99. They have given up a total of 1,692 yards on D, which is 7th in the nation. The Hawkeyes are 8th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 121 throws on 195 attempts against the Iowa defense this season, ranking them 69th and 66th in the country. The Iowa Hawkeyes pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,203 yards in the air, which is 31st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Iowa Hawkeyes have tried 10 field goals this year and made 7, which is 55th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Iowa kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 24 for 24 this season. Their punters have accumulated 848 yards on 21 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 88th in the NCAA in punting average. Iowa is 40th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 81 punt return yards and average 6.8 yards per return, which is 85th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 265 yards on special teams, which puts them 72nd in kick return yardage. The Hawkeyes average 33 yards per kick return and they are 83rd in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,817.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -12
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