Nebraska vs Maryland NCAA Football Picks and Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Capital One Field in College Park, MD
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland +6
Josh Jackson and the Maryland Terrapins play the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Capital One Field on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The spread on this contest has Nebraska as 6-point favorites. The Cornhuskers are 1-9-0 ATS and 5-5-0 when betting on the total. The Terrapins are 6-4-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-6-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Nebraska Cornhuskers took on the Wisconsin Badgers and lost 37-21. Dedrick Mills led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 43 yards and he ran for 1 TD during the game. He ran for a total of 188 yards on 17 carries which meant he was running for 11.1 yards per carry. Kanawai Noa was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 72 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 24.0 yards per catch for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Cornhuskers was Adrian Martinez who went 13/23 with 220 yards through the air and added 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick in the game. The Cornhuskers ran the football 36 times and totaled 277 yards which gave them an average of 7.7 yards per attempt. In the game, the Cornhuskers racked up 23 first downs and they had 3 infractions for 31 yards which tells us that they had a disciplined week in practice. In the game, they finished with a total of 59 plays for 497 yards. In terms of defense, Nebraska allowed 13 catches on 21 tries for a total of 162 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.9%. In the game, they conceded a total of 486 yards and forced 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Cornhuskers allowed 324 yards on 43 attempts which means they had an average of 7.5 yards per attempt allowed.
The Cornhuskers come into this game with a record of 4-6 for this season. For total yardage, they rank 6th in the Big Ten Conference and 61st in the nation with 4,195 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 25.8 points per game, putting them 87th in the nation. As a team, they are averaging 197.1 rushing yards per game which is 3rd in the conference. The Cornhuskers have one of the middle tier defenses in Division 1, allowing 29.9 points per game putting them 12th in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Cornhuskers have conceded 2,224 yards. Teams are completing 62.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.1 yards per try. When talking about yards rushing, Nebraska is giving up 189 yards per game which has them at 12th in the conference and 92nd in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per carry which has them at 13th in the conference and 90th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have allowed 1,890 yards rushing through 10 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Maryland Terrapins faced the Ohio State Buckeyes and ended up taking the loss by a score of 73-14. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Terrapins was Tyrrell Pigrome who went 4/8 with 42 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 1 interception on the day. Javon Leake led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 55 yards via 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.1 yards per tote. Dontay Demus Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 26 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 13.0 yards per catch for that game. The Terrapins rushed the ball a total of 32 times and generated 62 yards which earned them an average of 1.9 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they totaled 49 plays which added up to 139 yards. For the game, the Terrapins earned a total of 16 first downs and they had 6 penalties for 42 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When discussing the defense, Maryland conceded 26 completions on 38 tries for a total of 322 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.4%. On the day, they allowed a total of 705 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Terrapins conceded 383 yards on 56 runs which is an average of 6.8 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Terrapins head into this matchup 3-7. Maryland has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 172 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 54th in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,720 yards rushing through 10 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Terrapins average 359.9 yards per contest overall putting them 102nd in D-1 and 10th in the Big Ten. The Terrapins are giving up 34.3 points per contest ranking them 13th in the conference and 114th in Division 1. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the nation. They are allowing 268.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Terrapins are currently ranked 14th in the conference. When it comes to points allowed, they have allowed 343 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are allowing 174.8 yards per game which puts them at 84th in Division 1 and 11th in the Big Ten. For this year, they have allowed 1,748 yards on the ground and 22 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cornhuskers -6
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