Indiana vs Maryland College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 10/19/2019
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
Michael Penix Jr. and the Indiana Hoosiers head to Capital One Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Maryland Terrapins. The odds on this matchup have Indiana as 3-point favorites. The Hoosiers are 4-2-0 ATS and 2-4-0 when betting on the total. The Terrapins are 3-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-3-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Indiana Hoosiers played the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and ended up getting the victory by a score of 35-0. Leading the way at QB for the Hoosiers was Michael Penix Jr. who went 20/29 with 282 yards passing and added 3 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception on the day. Stevie Scott III led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 57 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 164 yards by way of 12 carries which meant he averaged 13.7 yards per run. Whop Philyor was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 182 yards on 10 receptions. He earned an average of 18.2 yards per catch for that contest. The Hoosiers rushed the ball a total of 38 times and racked up a total of 260 yards earning them an average of 6.8 yards per rush. On the day, the Hoosiers earned a total of 25 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 54 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. In the game, they totaled 73 plays for 557 yards. When discussing the defense, Indiana allowed 5 catches on 13 tries totaling 1 yards, and a completion percentage of 38.5%. For the game, they allowed 75 yards and forced 1 takeaway. In the running game, the Hoosiers allowed 74 yards on 33 attempts which gave them an average of 2.2 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Hoosiers step onto the field holding a record of 4-2 for 2019. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 33.3 points per game, ranking them 44th in the country. As a team, they are averaging 135.7 rushing yards per contest which is 11th in the conference. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 6th in the Big Ten and 45th in the country with 2,631 yards. The Hoosiers have one of the top tier defenses in the country, allowing 19.7 points per game ranking them 6th in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Hoosiers have conceded 1,817 yards. Opponents are completing 52.9% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.6 yards per try. In regard to rushing yards, Indiana is giving up 121.3 yards per game putting them 8th in the Big Ten Conference and 38th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.6 yards per rush ranking them 7th in the conference and 36th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 728 yards rushing through 6 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Maryland Terrapins took on the Purdue Boilermakers and ended up taking the loss by a score of 40-14. Tyrrell Pigrome paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 61 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He ran for 107 yards on 13 carries which meant he was running for 8.2 yards per carry. Dontay Demus Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 105 yards on 10 receptions. He averaged 10.5 yards per reception for the game. Running the show from under center for the Terrapins was Tyrrell Pigrome who went 21/39 with 218 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He threw 2 interceptions on the day. The Terrapins ran the ball 26 times and totaled 185 yards which earned them an average of 7.1 yards per carry. On the day, the Terrapins racked up 15 first downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 67 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. In all, they ran 65 plays which gave them a total of 403 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Maryland gave up 33 catches on 41 tries totaling 420 yards, and a completion percentage of 80.5%. In the running game, the Terrapins gave up 127 yards on 37 attempts which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 547 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Terrapins come into this matchup with a record of 3-3. In discussing the offensive production, the Terrapins have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Maryland has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 212.8 rushing yards per game, ranking them 31st in the nation. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,277 rushing yards through 6 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Terrapins average 439 yards per contest overall which has them at 42nd in Division 1 and 4th in the conference. The Terrapins are allowing 24.3 points per game which puts them at 10th in the Big Ten and 55th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups in the nation. They are conceding 279.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Terrapins sit in 14th in the Big Ten Conference. In terms of points allowed, they have allowed 146 total points. In terms of rushing yards, they are giving up 116.7 yards per contest ranking them 30th in D-1 and 5th in the Big Ten Conference. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 700 rushing yards and 7.2 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Hoosiers/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Terrapins +3
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