Minnesota at Maryland College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers head to Maryland Stadium to play the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota as 2 point favorites. The Golden Gophers are 3-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Terrapins are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 1-2-0.
Valuable Minnesota Golden Gophers Betting Trends
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 3-0-0 against the spread
Important Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
The Maryland Terrapins are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Maryland Terrapins are 2-1-0 against the spread
Key Minnesota Golden Gophers Injuries
09/16/18 DB Chris Williamson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
09/10/18 RB Rodney Smith Leg is out for season
07/05/18 RB Shannon Brooks Leg is out for season
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 58th in the country in points scored with 95. They have run 221 plays this year for 1,129 yards, which ranks them 87th in Division 1 in total offense. The Golden Gophers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 105th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 64 1st downs this season, ranking them 60th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Minnesota has run for 550 yards as a unit, which ranks 61st in college football. They've run 135 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Golden Gophers have been penalized on offense 17 times for 174 yards so far this year, which has them 81st in the country in penalties. Zack Annexstad has passed for 537 yards this year. He's completed 44 throws while attempting 79 passes for a completion percentage of 55.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 129.5. He averages 7.8 adjusted yards per throw and 6.8 yards per pass attempt.
Minnesota is 9th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 27. They have given up a total of 769 yards on D, which is 21st in D-1. The Golden Gophers are 8th in yards per play allowed with 4. Opponent offenses have completed 64 throws on 115 attempts against the Minnesota Golden Gophers defense this season, ranking them 103rd and 115th in the nation. The Minnesota pass defense has also surrendered a total of 553 yards in the air, which is 53rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 75 attempts for 216 yards this season, putting them in 8th place in the country against the run. The Golden Gophers have had 15 penalties for 145 yards on defense this year. That places them 48th in college football.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Terrapins have run for 719 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in college football. They've run 130 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Maryland Terrapins have been penalized on offense 27 times for 244 yards so far this season, which has them 11th in the country in penalties. They are 61st in the nation in points scored with 93. They have run 201 plays this season for 1,167 yards, which ranks them 117th in Division 1 in total offense. Maryland averages 5.8 yards per play, which is 74th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 56 1st downs this year, placing them 84th overall as an offensive unit. Kasim Hill averages 6.4 yards per pass attempt and 6.4 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 32 passes on 62 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.6%. His quarterback rating this year is 113.1. He has thrown for 399 yards this season.
The Maryland Terrapins rush defense has allowed 116 attempts for 322 yards this year, putting them in 35th place in D-1 against the run. Maryland has committed 24 penalties for 218 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 106th in college football. They are 82nd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 78. They have surrendered a total of 992 yards on D, which is 53rd in the country. The Terrapins are ranked 35th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opposing offenses have completed 54 passes on 93 attempts against the Maryland defense this season, placing them 69th and 64th in Division 1. The Maryland Terrapins pass defense has also given up a total of 670 yards through the air, which is 80th overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Golden Gophers/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers -2
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