Michigan State at Maryland College Football Picks and Predictions 11/3/2018
Saturday, November 3, 2018
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The Maryland Terrapins host the Michigan State Spartans at Maryland Stadium on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 3 point favorites. The Terrapins have an over/under record of 4-4-0 and they are 5-3-0 against the spread. The Spartans have an ATS record of 3-5-0 while their over/under record is 4-4-0.
Valuable Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Michigan State Spartans are 3-5-0 against the spread
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Maryland Terrapins are 5-3-0 against the spread
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
10/27/18 WR C.J. Hayes Undisclosed is out Saturday vs Purdue
10/27/18 FB Collin Lucas Undisclosed is out Saturday vs Purdue
10/27/18 K Tyler Hunt Undisclosed is out Saturday vs Purdue
10/27/18 WR Laress Nelson Undisclosed is downgraded to out Saturday vs Purdue
10/26/18 QB Brian Lewerke Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Purdue
10/26/18 QB Rocky Lombardi None has been named the starter Saturday vs Purdue
10/26/18 CB Josh Butler Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
10/26/18 CB Josiah Scott Leg is upgraded to questionable Saturday vs Purdue
10/24/18 OL Matt Allen Ankle is doubtful Saturday vs Purdue
10/21/18 WR Felton Davis III Achilles is out for season
10/10/18 P Jake Hartbarger Leg is out for season
10/07/18 WR Cody White Hand is out indefinitely
10/07/18 G David Beedle Arm is out indefinitely
09/20/18 DT Mufi Hunt Knee is out indefinitely
08/04/18 CB Tyson Smith Medical is out for season
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
10/27/18 RB Ty Johnson Calf left last game, is questionable
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 Michigan State Spartans have run for 869 yards as a team, which ranks 119th in college football. They've run 276 times, averaging 3.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Spartans have been penalized on offense 49 times for 441 yards so far this season, which has them 75th in the country in penalties. They are 106th in the nation in points scored with 187. They have run 577 plays this season for 2,895 yards, which ranks them 48th in Division 1 in total offense. The Spartans average 5 yards per play, which is 113th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 172 1st downs this year, placing them 59th overall as an offensive unit. Rocky Lombardi averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 7.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 27 passes on 48 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 127.2. He has thrown for 327 yards this season.
The Spartans rush defense has allowed 226 attempts for 619 yards this year, putting them in 1st place in D-1 against the run. Michigan State has committed 46 penalties for 444 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 60th in college football. They are 29th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 168. They have surrendered a total of 2,826 yards on D, which is 44th in the country. The Spartans are ranked 41st in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses have completed 204 passes on 326 attempts against the Michigan State Spartans defense this season, placing them 128th and 125th in Division 1. The Michigan State pass defense has also given up a total of 2,207 yards through the air, which is 110th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Michigan State Spartans have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 11, which is 32nd in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 92%. Michigan State Spartans kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 20 for 20 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,991 yards on 49 punts, averaging 41 yards per punt. That places them 86th in Division 1 in punting average. Michigan State is ranked 34th in the nation in punt returns with 16. They've accumulated 99 punt return yards and average 6.2 yards per return, which is 97th in college football. They have returned 13 kicks for 295 yards on special teams, ranking 88th in kick return yardage. The Spartans average 23 yards per kick return and they are 109th in the country in all-purpose yards with 3,290.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Terrapins are 49th in the country in points scored with 253. They have run 470 plays this year for 3,021 yards, which ranks them 125th in Division 1 in total offense. The Maryland Terrapins average 6.4 yards per play, which is 28th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 135 1st downs this season, ranking them 124th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Maryland has run for 1,970 yards as a unit, which ranks 9th in college football. They've run 315 times, averaging 6.3 yards per rush as a unit. Maryland has been penalized on offense 71 times for 685 yards so far this year, which has them 8th in the country in penalties. Kasim Hill has passed for 966 yards this year. He's completed 72 throws while attempting 137 passes for a completion percentage of 52.6%. His quarterback rating this season is 129.1. He averages 7.4 adjusted yards per throw and 7.1 yards per pass attempt.
Maryland is 53rd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 196. They have given up a total of 2,702 yards on D, which is 33rd in D-1. The Terrapins are 30th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Opponent offenses have completed 115 throws on 227 attempts against the Maryland defense this season, ranking them 12th and 36th in the nation. The Maryland Terrapins pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,488 yards in the air, which is 21st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 328 attempts for 1,214 yards this season, putting them in 59th place in the country against the run. The Terrapins have had 37 penalties for 333 yards on defense this year. That places them 18th in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Maryland is 45th in the country in punt returns with 14. They've totaled 76 punt return yards and average 5.4 yards per return, which is 108th in D-1. They have returned 24 kicks for 637 yards on special teams, which puts them 9th in kick return yardage. The Maryland Terrapins average 27 yards per kick return and they are 66th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,734. The Terrapins have tried 5 field goals this year and made 5, which is 118th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 100%. Maryland kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 34 for 34 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,820 yards on 45 punts, averaging 40 yards per punt. That ranks them 89th in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Terrapins +3
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