Michigan State Spartans vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Capital One Field
Odds/Point Spread: Michigan State (+6)
Capital One Field is the site where Taulia Tagovailoa and the Maryland Terrapins (2-1) will play the Michigan State Spartans (1-3) on Saturday. The odds on this game have Maryland as 6-point favorites. The total opens at 55.5.
In their last outing, the Michigan State Spartans played the Indiana Hoosiers and added a loss to their record by a score of 24-0. Payton Thorne went 10/20 with 110 yards through the air but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He gave away 1 interception for the contest. Connor Heyward paced the team in rushing in this contest. He broke a long run for 14 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 27 yards on 5 carries which meant he averaged 5.4 yards per carry. Jayden Reed was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 63 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 9.0 yards per catch in this contest.
In terms of scoring points, the Michigan State Spartans have an average of 15.3 PPG. Offensively they're averaging 73.8 yards on the ground which ranks them 122nd in D-1. The Spartans have earned 1,295 total yards for the season. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Michigan State has amassed 6 touchdowns via the pass and 1 touchdown on the ground. The Spartans are ranked 99th in D-1 regarding team defense, conceding 33.8 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 3.9 yards per run and 149.3 rushing yards per contest on the season. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 597 yards on the ground through 4 games. When it comes to yards through the air, the Spartans have allowed 969 yards which ranks them 59th in college football. In their 4 games, they have relinquished 242.3 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 61.7%. Over the course of this year, they are allowing 391.5 yards per outing putting them at 63rd in D-1.
Rocky Lombardi has connected on 143 of his attempted career 294 throws for a completion percentage of 48.6%. He is passing for 113.5 yds per game. For his collegiate career, Lombardi has passed for 1,702 yds with 9 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. His QB rating is 99.2 with a touchdown percentage of 3.1% and an interception percentage of 4.1%. Since his college career started, he has attempted running the football 61 different times totaling 110 yards.
The last time they played, the Maryland Terrapins played the Penn State Nittany Lions and earned the win by a score of 35-19. Taulia Tagovailoa went 18/26 with 282 yards through the air and tossed 3 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks. Jake Funk led the team on the ground for that contest. He broke a long run for 38 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this outing. He ran for 80 yards via 16 carries which meant he averaged 5.0 yards per carry. Rakim Jarrett was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 144 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 28.8 yards per catch for that contest.
During this campaign thus far, the Terrapins have thrown for a total of 819 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 273.0 throwing yards per outing, putting them at 29th in the country. The Maryland Terrapins average 429.0 yards per contest which has them ranked 46th in the country. They maintain an average of 156.0 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 468 yards for the season. Regarding their ability to score points, the Terrapins are sitting 69th in the nation averaging 27.7 points per game. The Terrapins are giving up 35.3 points per game, ranking them 110th in college football. In total, they have relinquished 106 points. Maryland has conceded a total of 681 rushing yards (227.0 yards per outing) in addition to 9 touchdowns rushing on the season. They have given up 5 touchdowns via the pass and 247.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 92nd in D-1.
In 6 contests in his college career, Taulia Tagovailoa has connected on 67 of his 98 attempts for a total of 870 yds. He averages 145.0 passing yards per game with a 158.3 quarterback rating. Tagovailoa has thrown for 7 TD's while tossing 4 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has scampered for 59 yards on 19 attempts. His TD rate on pass attempts is 7.1% and his interception percentage is 4.1%.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Spartans +6
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