Penn State at Maryland NCAA Football Parlay 9/27/2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
Capital One Field is the venue where Josh Jackson and the Maryland Terrapins will take on the Penn State Nittany Lions on Friday. Maryland opens this matchup as 7.5-point underdogs. The Nittany Lions are 2-1-0 ATS and 2-1-0 when betting on the total. The Terrapins are 2-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-1-0 against the spread.
Key Penn State Nittany Lions Injuries
09/22/19 WR Daniel George Wrist is questionable Friday vs Maryland
09/22/19 RB Journey Brown Knee is questionable Friday vs Maryland
Key Maryland Terrapins Injuries
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
In their last game, the Penn State Nittany Lions faced the Pittsburgh Panthers and notched a win by a score of 17-10. Running the show from under center for the Nittany Lions was Sean Clifford who went 14/30 with 222 yards passing but didn't get a passing TD in the game. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Journey Brown paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 85 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 109 yards on 10 carries which meant he was running for 10.9 yards per carry. KJ Hamler was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 68 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 22.7 yards per catch for that game. The Penn State Nittany Lions rushed the ball a total of 32 times and earned 167 yards earning them an average of 5.2 yards per attempt. On the day, the Nittany Lions racked up 17 first downs and they had 3 penalties for 40 yards which means they were extremely disciplined in this game. In all, they ran 62 plays which gave them a total of 389 yards. When discussing the defense, Penn State allowed 35 catches on 51 throws for a total of 372 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.6%. On the ground, the Nittany Lions allowed 24 yards on 25 tries which gave them an average of 1.0 yards per run allowed. For this contest, they gave up 396 yards and earned 0 turnovers.
The Nittany Lions come into this matchup with a record of 3-0 for 2019. For total yards, they are currently ranked 8th in the Big Ten Conference and 78th in college football with 1,419 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 47 points per game, ranking them 9th in college football. As a team, they have an average of 192 rushing yards per game which is 5th in the Big Ten Conference. The Nittany Lions have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, allowing 10 points per contest which has them at 3rd in the conference. When it comes to passing yards, the Nittany Lions have allowed 843 yards. Teams are completing 61.5% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.0 yards per try. In regard to rushing yards, Penn State is allowing 70.7 yards per contest which has them at 4th in the Big Ten and 10th in Division 1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 1.9 yards per rush putting them 4th in the Big Ten Conference and 5th in Division 1 overall. Overall, they have conceded 212 yards rushing through 3 contests.
In their last game, the Maryland Terrapins went up against the Temple Owls and took the loss by a score of 20-17. Anthony McFarland Jr. led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 33 yards and he notched 1 TD for the game. He ran for a total of 132 yards on 26 carries which meant he was running for 5.1 yards per run. Dontay Demus Jr. was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 42 yards on 3 catches. He earned an average of 14.0 yards per catch for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Terrapins was Josh Jackson who went 15/38 with 183 yards passing and added 1 TD. He threw 1 pick on the day. The Maryland Terrapins rushed the ball a total of 46 times and racked up a total of 161 yards which had them averaging 3.5 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Terrapins totaled 19 first downs and they had a total of 9 penalties for 88 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. On the day, they ran 85 plays which added up to 340 yards. When discussing the defense, Maryland allowed 20 completions on 37 tries for a total of 277 yards, and a completion percentage of 54.1%. On the day, they gave up a total of 427 yards and forced 3 takeaways. In the running game, the Terrapins allowed 150 yards on 39 attempts which gave the opponent an average of 3.8 yards per attempt allowed.
Related: How to Bet Parlays
The Terrapins come into this matchup with a record of 2-1. In discussing the offensive production, the Terrapins have one of the top tier offenses in the country. Maryland has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 277.3 rushing yards per game, ranking them 8th in the country. As a team, they have compiled a total of 832 yards rushing through 3 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Terrapins average 537.7 yards per game overall which has them at 7th in the country and 1st in the conference. The Terrapins are conceding 13.3 points per game which puts them at 6th in the conference and 15th in D-1. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 40 points in total. In regard to yards on the ground, they are allowing 73.7 yards per contest which puts them at 11th in college football and 5th in the conference. In 2019, they have given up a total of 221 yards rushing and 0 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre units in the nation. They are conceding 224.7 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Terrapins currently sit at 10th in the Big Ten Conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Terrapins +7.5 and over the total points
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks College Football Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Football Picks