Maryland at Penn State College Football Picks and Predictions 11/24/2018
Saturday, November 24, 2018
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The Maryland Terrapins head to Beaver Stadium to play the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday, November 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Penn State as 14 point favorites. The Terrapins are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Nittany Lions are 6-5-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-4-0.
Valuable Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Maryland Terrapins are 6-5-0 against the spread
Important Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The Penn State Nittany Lions are 6-5-0 against the spread
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
11/12/18 QB Kasim Hill Leg is out indefinitely
11/11/18 RB Ty Johnson Calf is questionable Saturday vs Ohio State
11/09/18 DB Marcus Lewis Undisclosed has left team
11/07/18 DB Qwuantrezz Knight Transferred is out for season
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 Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
11/17/18 WR Juwan Johnson Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Rutgers
11/11/18 QB Trace McSorley Knee injured last game, is probable Saturday vs Rutgers
09/25/18 RB Mark Allen Undisclosed is out for season
08/28/18 LB Manny Bowen Left Team is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Maryland Terrapins are 52nd in the country in points scored with 339. They have run 668 plays this year for 4,199 yards, which ranks them 122nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Terrapins average 6.3 yards per play, which is 26th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 189 1st downs this season, ranking them 118th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Maryland has run for 2,690 yards as a unit, which ranks 15th in college football. They've run 450 times, averaging 6 yards per rush as a unit. The Terrapins have been penalized on offense 94 times for 891 yards so far this year, which has them 4th in the country in penalties. Tyrell Pigrome has passed for 376 yards this year. He's completed 23 throws while attempting 44 passes for a completion percentage of 52.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 134.5. He averages 8.4 adjusted yards per throw and 8.5 yards per pass attempt.
Maryland is 72nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 306. They have given up a total of 4,120 yards on D, which is 59th in D-1. The Terrapins are 45th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Opponent offenses have completed 171 throws on 315 attempts against the Maryland Terrapins defense this season, ranking them 22nd and 41st in the nation. The Maryland pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,223 yards in the air, which is 42nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 460 attempts for 1,898 yards this season, putting them in 75th place in the country against the run. The Terrapins have had 54 penalties for 484 yards on defense this year. That places them 22nd in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Maryland is 54th in the country in punt returns with 17. They've totaled 80 punt return yards and average 5 yards per return, which is 112th in D-1. They have returned 34 kicks for 842 yards on special teams, which puts them 9th in kick return yardage. The Terrapins average 25 yards per kick return and they are 59th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,121. The Maryland Terrapins have tried 12 field goals this year and made 11, which is 70th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Maryland Terrapins kickers have made 98% of their extra points, going 40 for 41 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,423 yards on 59 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That ranks them 71st in the NCAA in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nittany Lions have run for 2,192 yards as a team, which ranks 41st in college football. They've run 435 times, averaging 5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Penn State Nittany Lions have been penalized on offense 55 times for 504 yards so far this season, which has them 100th in the country in penalties. They are 31st in the nation in points scored with 377. They have run 756 plays this season for 4,527 yards, which ranks them 82nd in Division 1 in total offense. Penn State averages 6 yards per play, which is 54th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 229 1st downs this year, placing them 64th overall as an offensive unit. Trace McSorley averages 6.7 yards per pass attempt and 6.8 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 164 passes on 307 attempts for a completion percentage of 53.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 121.9. He has thrown for 2,055 yards this season.
The Penn State Nittany Lions rush defense has allowed 471 attempts for 1,947 yards this year, putting them in 81st place in D-1 against the run. Penn State has committed 86 penalties for 777 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 123rd in college football. They are 33rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 237. They have surrendered a total of 4,000 yards on D, which is 48th in the country. The Nittany Lions are ranked 17th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 200 passes on 378 attempts against the Penn State defense this season, placing them 64th and 107th in Division 1. The Penn State Nittany Lions pass defense has also given up a total of 2,053 yards through the air, which is 27th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Penn State Nittany Lions have attempted 20 field goals this season and made 14, which is 38th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 70%. Penn State kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 45 for 47 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,470 yards on 58 punts, averaging 43 yards per punt. That places them 39th in Division 1 in punting average. Penn State is ranked 2nd in the nation in punt returns with 31. They've accumulated 270 punt return yards and average 8.7 yards per return, which is 67th in college football. They have returned 25 kicks for 615 yards on special teams, ranking 39th in kick return yardage. The Penn State Nittany Lions average 25 yards per kick return and they are 39th in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,411.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Terrapins +14
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