Michigan vs Maryland NCAA Football Game Picks 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
Tyler DeSue and the Maryland Terrapins play the Michigan Wolverines at Capital One Field on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The odds on this contest have Michigan as 17-point favorites. The Wolverines are 4-4-0 ATS and 6-2-0 when betting on the total. The Terrapins are 5-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Michigan Wolverines took on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and ended up getting the victory by a score of 45-14. Hassan Haskins led the team in rushing in the game. He tore off a long run of 49 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 149 yards by way of 20 carries which meant he was running for 7.5 yards per carry. Mike Sainristil was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 73 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 24.3 yards per reception in the game. Running the show from under center for the Wolverines was Shea Patterson who went 6/12 with 100 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Wolverines ran the football 57 times and earned a total of 303 yards which had them averaging 5.3 yards per carry. For the game, the Wolverines racked up 23 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 50 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. For the game, they totaled 71 plays for 437 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Michigan conceded 11 catches on 29 attempts totaling 133 yards, and a completion percentage of 37.9%. On the day, they conceded 180 yards and forced 2 turnovers. On the ground, the Wolverines conceded 47 yards on 31 carries which gave them an average of 1.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Wolverines head into this game 6-2 in 2019. For total yardage, they sit in 8th in the Big Ten and 66th in Division 1 with 3,182 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country averaging 31 points per game, putting them 53rd in Division 1. As a unit, they have an average of 173.1 rushing yards per game which is 6th in the Big Ten. The Wolverines have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 18.4 points per contest ranking them 5th in the Big Ten Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Wolverines have allowed 1,797 yards. Opponents are completing 57.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.1 yards per attempt. In terms of yards on the ground, Michigan is allowing 112.1 yards per game ranking them 5th in the Big Ten Conference and 20th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3 yards per rush ranking them 4th in the conference and 11th in college football overall. Overall, they have allowed 897 yards rushing through 8 games.
The last time they took the field, the Maryland Terrapins took on the Minnesota Golden Gophers and were defeated 52-10. Javon Leake led the team on the ground in the game. He tore off a long run of 33 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 44 yards by way of 7 carries which meant he averaged 6.3 yards per carry. Tayon Fleet-Davis was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 59 yards on 1 catch. He had an average of 59.0 yards per catch in the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Terrapins was Tyler DeSue who went 4/12 with 88 yards through the air and tossed 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Terrapins ended up rushing 23 times and added 79 yards which gave them an average of 3.4 yards per run. For the game, the Terrapins got 10 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 36 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. For the game, they finished with a total of 46 plays for 210 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Maryland conceded 13 catches on 22 attempts totaling 177 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.1%. In the running game, the Terrapins conceded 321 yards on 54 attempts which is an average of 5.9 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 498 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Terrapins come into this game with a record of 3-5. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Terrapins have one of the most prolific offenses in D-1. Maryland has made teams respect their running game by averaging 191.1 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 42nd in the nation. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,529 rushing yards through 8 games, so they will want to continue to try to improve on the run game so opponents will have to respect all facets of the game. The Terrapins average 403.4 yards per game overall putting them 70th in the nation and 7th in the Big Ten Conference. The Terrapins are allowing 29 points per game ranking them 13th in the Big Ten and 79th in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in D-1. They are conceding 273.6 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Terrapins currently sit at 14th in the conference. In discussing points allowed, they have given up 232 total points. In regard to rushing yards, they are allowing 151.3 yards per game ranking them 57th in the nation and 9th in the Big Ten. This season, they have conceded a total of 1,210 yards rushing and 12.8 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Terrapins +17
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