Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan Wolverines Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Michigan Wolverines
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Michigan Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Maryland (+6)
Michigan Stadium is the site where Cade McNamara and the Michigan Wolverines (2-4) will play the Maryland Terrapins (2-2) on Saturday. Maryland opens this contest as 6-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 59.5.
In their last outing, the Maryland Terrapins went up against the Indiana Hoosiers and left there with a loss by a score of 27-11. Taulia Tagovailoa went 17/36 with 241 yards by way of passing and threw 1 touchdown. He tossed 3 picks for the contest. Peny Boone led the team in rushing in this game. He had a long run of 15 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for a total of 35 yards by way of 9 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. Dontay Demus Jr. led the team in receiving yardage by earning 114 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 19.0 yards per catch in this game.
The Terrapins have earned 1,587 total yards for the year. As a unit they hold an average of 131.8 yards on the ground which is 96th in the country. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Maryland has amassed 7 touchdowns via the pass and 4 touchdowns via the ground. When talking about scoring points, the Maryland Terrapins have an average of 23.5 PPG. Regarding passing yardage, the Terrapins have given up 856 yards which has them ranked 31st in the country. Over the course of this year, they are granting 442.8 yards per outing ranking them 107th in Division 1. The Terrapins are sitting in 107th in college football when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 33.3 PPG. They are allowing an average of 4.9 yards per running attempt and 228.8 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of their 4 games played this season, they are allowing 214.0 yards per game through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 56.5%. In total, they have conceded 915 rushing yards through 4 games.
For his career, Tagovailoa has thrown for 1,111 yds with 8 TD's and 7 interceptions. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 27 different times totaling 47 rushing yds. He has a quarterback rating of 141.6 with a touchdown percentage of 6.0% and an interception rate of 5.2%. He is passing for 158.7 yards per game. Taulia Tagovailoa has connected on 84 of his attempted career 134 tosses for a completion percentage of 62.7%.
The last time they took the field, the Michigan Wolverines took the field against the Penn State Nittany Lions and left there with a loss by a score of 27-17. Hassan Haskins paced the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 59 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for this outing. He racked up a total of 101 yards by way of 17 carries which had him averaging 5.9 yards per carry. Ronnie Bell was the receiving yardage leader by earning 40 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 10.0 yards per catch in this contest. Cade McNamara went 12/25 with 91 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He ended the game without an interception.
When discussing their scoring prowess, the Wolverines are ranked 71st in D-1 averaging 28.3 PPG. For the year thus far, the Wolverines have compiled 1,502 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 250.3 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 48th in the country. They have an average of 131.0 yards per game via the rush and have run for 786 yards for the season. The Michigan Wolverines maintain an average of 381.3 yards per game which is good for 80th in the nation. Michigan has yielded a total of 1,073 rushing yards (178.8 yards per contest) in addition to 14 touchdowns rushing so far this season. The Wolverines are surrendering 34.5 points per game, which has them sitting 109th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have conceded 207 points in total. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns through the air and 255.5 yards per outing, which has them sitting 103rd in Division 1.
McNamara has thrown for 5 touchdowns compared to 0 picks in his career. His touchdown percentage on pass attempts is 7.0% and his interception rate is 0.0%. He has taken off and run for 7 yards on 5 tries. He averages 106.3 yards per game through the air with a 134.1 quarterback rating. During the 4 contests in his college career, Cade McNamara has completed 43 of his 71 attempts for a total of 425 yds.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Wolverines college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Terrapins +6
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