Maryland vs Ohio State College Football Betting Tips and Predictions 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Justin Fields and the Ohio State Buckeyes play the Maryland Terrapins at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Ohio State opens this contest as 43-point favorites. The Terrapins are 4-5-0 ATS and 5-4-0 when betting on the total. The Buckeyes are 3-4-1 when wagering on the over/under and 7-1-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Maryland Terrapins took on the Michigan Wolverines and took the defeat by a score of 38-7. Anthony McFarland Jr. led the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 60 yards on 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. Brian Cobbs was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 52 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 13.0 yards per reception in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Terrapins was Josh Jackson who went 9/20 with 97 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He tossed 1 interception on the day. The Terrapins ended up rushing 46 times and earned a total of 129 yards which gave them an average of 2.8 yards per carry. Overall, the Terrapins got 16 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 34 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In the game, they ran 68 plays which added up to 233 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Maryland gave up 16 completions on 29 tries for a total of 176 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.2%. In the game, they gave up 331 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. Against the run, the Terrapins gave up 155 yards on 34 carries which means they had an average of 4.6 yards per attempt allowed.
The Terrapins come into this matchup with a record of 3-6 for 2019. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation with an average of 29.6 points per game, ranking them 64th in D-1. As a team, they have an average of 184.2 rushing yards per contest which is 5th in the Big Ten. For total yards, they sit in 5th in the conference and 65th in D-1 with 3,460 yards. The Terrapins have one of the middle tier defenses in the country, allowing 30 points per contest putting them 13th in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to yards on the ground, Maryland is giving up 151.7 yards per game putting them 9th in the Big Ten and 58th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.9 yards per rush putting them 9th in the Big Ten Conference and 47th in the nation overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,365 yards rushing through 9 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Terrapins have allowed 1,802 yards. Teams are completing 64.1% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.0 yards per attempt.
In their last outing, the Ohio State Buckeyes played the Wisconsin Badgers and earned the win by a score of 38-7. J.K. Dobbins paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 34 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for the game. He scurried for 163 yards via 20 carries which gave him an average of 8.2 yards per carry. Chris Olave was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 93 yards on 7 receptions. He averaged 13.3 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Buckeyes was Justin Fields who went 12/22 with 167 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. The Buckeyes rushed the ball a total of 50 times and racked up a total of 264 yards which gave them an average of 5.3 yards per rush. In the game, they ran 72 plays for a total of 431 yards. Overall, the Buckeyes totaled 24 1st downs and they had 2 penalties for 15 yards which is telling of the great week of practice this squad had. In terms of defense, Ohio State conceded 10 catches on 17 tries for a total of 108 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.8%. Against the run, the Buckeyes conceded 83 yards on 34 carries which gave them an average of 2.4 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 191 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Buckeyes come into this game with a record of 8-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Buckeyes have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. Ohio State has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 284.6 rushing yards per game, ranking them 4th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 2,277 yards rushing through 8 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Buckeyes average 515.1 yards per game overall which has them at 6th in the country and 1st in the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes are allowing 7.9 points per game ranking them 1st in the Big Ten and 1st in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the elite groups in the nation. They are giving up 132.8 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Buckeyes currently sit at 1st in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 63 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are giving up 92 yards per game which puts them at 9th in the country and 4th in the Big Ten Conference. This season, they have allowed 736 rushing yards and 2.4 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Buckeyes college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -43
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