Maryland vs Michigan State NCAA Football Betting Tips 11/30/2019
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan State Spartans
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, MI
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State -20
Spartan Stadium is the site where Brian Lewerke and the Michigan State Spartans will take on the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday. The spread on this game has Michigan State as 20-point favorites. The Terrapins are 4-7-0 ATS and 6-5-0 when betting on the total. The Spartans are 5-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-8-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Maryland Terrapins played the Nebraska Cornhuskers and took the loss by a score of 54-7. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Terrapins was Josh Jackson who went 4/12 with 33 yards passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Javon Leake paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 58 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He racked up a total of 80 yards on 8 carries which had him averaging 10.0 yards per run. Dontay Demus Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 12 yards on 2 receptions. He averaged 6.0 yards per reception for the game. The Terrapins ran the ball a total of 31 times and earned 149 yards which earned them an average of 4.8 yards per run. For the game, they totaled 52 plays for 206 yards. For the game, the Terrapins totaled 9 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 40 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. When discussing the defense, Maryland allowed 19 completions on 30 tries for a total of 226 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.3%. In the running game, the Terrapins allowed 305 yards on 57 carries which gave them an average of 5.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they conceded 531 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Terrapins step onto the field holding a record of 3-8 in 2019. For total yardage, they rank 11th in the Big Ten Conference and 110th in D-1 with 3,805 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country with an average of 26.1 points per game, ranking them 85th in D-1. As a unit, they are averaging 169.9 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the Big Ten. The Terrapins have one of the worst defenses in the nation, allowing 36.1 points per contest ranking them 13th in the Big Ten. When it comes to yards through the air, the Terrapins have conceded 1,936 yards. Teams are completing 64.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.0 yards per try. In terms of yards rushing, Maryland is allowing 186.6 yards per game ranking them 11th in the Big Ten and 88th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.5 yards per rush ranking them 11th in the conference and 80th in the nation overall. In total, they have allowed 2,053 rushing yards through 11 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Michigan State Spartans faced the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and ended up getting the victory by a score of 27-0. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Spartans was Brian Lewerke who went 21/30 with 239 yards passing and threw 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 pick on the day. Elijah Collins led the team in rushing for that game. He had a long run of 23 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 109 yards on 31 carries which meant he was running for 3.5 yards per carry. Cody White was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 136 yards on 11 receptions. He averaged 12.4 yards per reception for that game. The Spartans ran the ball 47 times and totaled 156 yards which had them averaging 3.3 yards per carry. For the game, the Spartans racked up a total of 25 first downs and they had a total of 4 penalties for 40 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In the game, they ran 77 plays for a total of 395 yards. When discussing the defense, Michigan State conceded 8 catches on 20 tries totaling 57 yards, and a completion percentage of 40.0%. Against the run, the Spartans conceded 83 yards on 27 tries which means they had an average of 3.1 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 140 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Spartans head into this game 5-6. In discussing the offensive production, the Spartans have an offense that could be called mediocre in the country. Michigan State is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 127.4 yards on the ground per game, ranking them 112th in the nation. As a team, they have a total of 1,401 yards rushing through 11 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the nation. The Spartans average 356.5 yards per game overall ranking them 105th in college football and 10th in the Big Ten Conference. The Spartans are conceding 23.3 points per game ranking them 8th in the Big Ten Conference and 40th in college football. Their pass defense is one of the middling units in college football. They are conceding 215.9 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Spartans currently sit at 9th in the Big Ten. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 256 points in total. In terms of yards on the ground, they are conceding 104.5 yards per game ranking them 11th in Division 1 and 4th in the conference. This season, they have conceded a total of 1,150 yards rushing and 9.9 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Spartans college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Terrapins +20
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