Maryland vs Minnesota College Football Betting Tips 10/26/2019
Saturday, October 26, 2019
TCF Bank Stadium
Tyrrell Pigrome and the Maryland Terrapins are headed to TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The odds on this game have Minnesota as 15-point favorites. The Terrapins are 4-3-0 ATS and 4-3-0 when betting on the total. The Golden Gophers are 4-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-2-1 against the spread.
In their last game, the Maryland Terrapins went up against the Indiana Hoosiers and were beaten 34-28. Javon Leake paced the team in rushing in the game. His longest run of the day went for 60 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He ran for a total of 158 yards on 23 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.9 yards per tote. Dontay Demus Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 82 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 16.4 yards per catch in the game. Running the show from under center for the Terrapins was Tyrrell Pigrome who went 17/27 with 210 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception on the day. The Terrapins ended up running the ball 37 times and earned 173 yards giving them an average of 4.7 yards per run. For the game, they ran 64 plays for 383 yards. For the contest, the Terrapins totaled 21 first downs and they had a total of 6 penalties for 62 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Maryland conceded 29 catches on 41 tries totaling 334 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.7%. On the ground, the Terrapins conceded 189 yards on 30 carries which gave them an average of 6.3 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they allowed 523 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
The Terrapins head into this matchup 3-4 in 2019. For total yards, they sit in 5th in the conference and 45th in D-1 with 3,017 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation with an average of 35.6 points per contest, putting them 28th in D-1. As a unit, they have an average of 207.1 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the Big Ten. The Terrapins have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, giving up 25.7 points per contest which has them at 10th in the Big Ten Conference. In regard to rushing yards, Maryland is allowing 127 yards per contest ranking them 8th in the Big Ten Conference and 37th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per rush ranking them 6th in the Big Ten and 28th in the country overall. In total, they have allowed 889 yards rushing through 7 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Terrapins have conceded 1,567 yards. Teams are completing 65.6% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.2 yards per try.
In their last game, the Minnesota Golden Gophers played the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and earned the victory by a score of 42-7. Rodney Smith led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 20 yards and he notched 2 TD's during the game. He racked up a total of 111 yards via 19 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.8 yards per run. Tyler Johnson was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 130 yards on 6 receptions. He earned an average of 21.7 yards per reception in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Golden Gophers was Tanner Morgan who went 15/28 with 245 yards through the air and completed 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Golden Gophers ended up running the ball 45 times and totaled 198 yards which had them averaging 4.4 yards per attempt. Overall, the Golden Gophers earned 25 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 40 yards which is telling in terms of how disciplined they are. In all, they finished with a total of 73 plays for a total of 443 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Minnesota allowed 9 catches on 19 attempts totaling 48 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.4%. Against the run, the Golden Gophers allowed 141 yards on 40 runs which gave them an average of 3.5 yards per carry allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 189 yards and earned 3 turnovers.
The Golden Gophers head into this game 7-0. In discussing the offensive production, the Golden Gophers have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. Minnesota is making teams consider moving more up into the box by averaging 187.9 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 44th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,315 rushing yards through 7 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Golden Gophers average 419.7 yards per contest overall which has them at 53rd in D-1 and 6th in the conference. The Golden Gophers are allowing 21.4 points per contest ranking them 8th in the Big Ten Conference and 35th in the nation. Their pass defense is one of the elite groups in the nation. They are giving up 171.4 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Golden Gophers are currently ranked 5th in the conference. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 150 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are conceding 122.9 yards per contest which puts them at 35th in D-1 and 7th in the conference. For 2019, they have allowed 860 rushing yards and 9.1 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Golden Gophers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Gophers -15
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