Maryland vs Purdue Odds and Picks Against the Spread
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Ross-Ade Stadium is the site where Jack Plummer and the Purdue Boilermakers will play the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday. Maryland opens this contest as 6-point favorites. The Terrapins are 3-2-0 ATS and 2-3-0 when betting on the total. The Boilermakers are 3-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-3-0 against the spread.
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
10/07/19 OL Johnny Jordan Foot is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
10/06/19 WR DJ Turner Suspension is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
10/06/19 DB Marcus Lewis Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
10/06/19 OL Marcus Minor Toe is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
10/06/19 QB Josh Jackson Leg left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Purdue
10/05/19 QB Max Bortenschlager Leg is out indefinitely
10/05/19 OL Terrance Davis MCL is out indefinitely
10/01/19 RB Lorenzo Harrison Knee is out for season
09/23/19 RB Jake Funk ACL is out for season
08/22/19 DB Antwaine Richardson ACL is out for season
08/21/19 LB Durell Nchami ACL is out for season
08/06/19 WR Jeshaun Jones ACL is out for season
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
10/06/19 WR Jared Sparks Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
10/06/19 WR Rondale Moore Leg is questionable Saturday vs Maryland
10/04/19 S Marvin Grant Shoulder is out for season
09/30/19 OL D.J. Washington Ankle is out indefinitely
09/30/19 QB Elijah Sindelar Collarbone is out indefinitely
09/12/19 LB Markus Bailey Knee is out for season
08/30/19 DT Lorenzo Neal Knee is out indefinitely
08/19/19 RB Tario Fuller Jaw is out indefinitely
08/17/19 RB Richie Worship Knee is out indefinitely
The last time they took the field, the Maryland Terrapins faced the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and won by a score of 48-7. Anthony McFarland Jr. led the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 80 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the contest. He rushed for a total of 87 yards on 7 carries which means he ran for an average of 12.4 yards per tote. Dontay Demus Jr. was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 94 yards on 3 receptions. He had an average of 31.3 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Terrapins was Josh Jackson who went 9/16 with 179 yards through the air and added 2 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Terrapins ran the football 28 times and totaled 200 yards giving them an average of 7.1 yards per rushing attempt. Overall, they totaled 62 plays which gave them a total of 490 yards. On the day, the Terrapins earned a total of 17 first downs and they totaled 6 infractions for 51 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the defensive side of the ball, Maryland allowed 13 catches on 25 tries totaling 163 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.0%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 314 yards and earned 2 takeaways. In the running game, the Terrapins allowed 151 yards on 47 carries giving the other team an average of 3.2 yards per carry allowed.
The Terrapins head into this game 3-2 this year. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 6th in the conference and 54th in the country with 2,231 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 41.4 points per contest, which has them at 14th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 218.4 rushing yards per contest which is 3rd in the conference. The Terrapins have one of the best defenses in the nation, giving up 21.2 points per game ranking them 8th in the conference. In regard to yards on the ground, Maryland is allowing 114.6 yards per contest ranking them 7th in the conference and 34th in the nation. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3 yards per carry which has them at 4th in the Big Ten and 21st in the nation overall. Overall, they have conceded 573 rushing yards through 5 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Terrapins have allowed 1,139 yards. Opponents are completing 60.5% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.8 yards per try.
The last time they played, the Purdue Boilermakers played the Penn State Nittany Lions and took the defeat by a score of 35-7. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Boilermakers was Jack Plummer who went 13/27 with 119 yards passing and tossed 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. King Doerue paced the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 26 yards by way of 11 carries which had him averaging 2.4 yards per run. David Bell was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 56 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 18.7 yards per catch during the game. The Boilermakers ended up running the ball 28 times and totaled -19 yards which had them averaging -0.7 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Boilermakers racked up a total of 8 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 37 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In all, they ran 56 plays for 104 yards. When discussing the defense, Purdue gave up 20 completions on 29 throws for a total of 264 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. Against the run, the Boilermakers gave up 196 yards on 46 carries allowing their opponent an average of 4.3 yards per run allowed. On the day, they conceded 460 yards and forced 3 takeaways.
The Boilermakers head into this matchup 1-4. In discussing the offensive production, the Boilermakers have one of the middle tier offenses in the country. Purdue is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 51.4 yards on the ground per contest, which has them at 130th in Division 1. As a team, they have compiled a total of 257 yards rushing through 5 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Boilermakers average 356.8 yards per game overall putting them 101st in Division 1 and 11th in the conference. The Boilermakers are allowing 33 points per contest ranking them 13th in the Big Ten Conference and 110th in college football. In regard to points given up, they have given up 165 total points. In discussing yards rushing, they are allowing 162.8 yards per contest which puts them at 77th in the nation and 11th in the Big Ten. For the 2019 season, they have given up a total of 814 rushing yards and 8 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in the country. They are conceding 290 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Boilermakers are currently ranked 14th in the Big Ten Conference.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Boilermakers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Terrapins -6
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