Ohio State Buckeyes vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 11/14/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Capital One Field
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Ohio State (-25.5)
Justin Fields and the Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) travel to Capital One Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Maryland Terrapins (2-1). The odds on this contest have Ohio State as 25.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 69.5.
In their last game, the Ohio State Buckeyes went up against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and took home the victory by a score of 49-27. Trey Sermon led the team on the ground for that game. His longest run of the day went for 36 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 68 yards by way of 12 carries which gave him an average of 5.7 yards per run. Garrett Wilson was the receiving yardage leader by earning 104 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 17.3 yards per reception for that game. Justin Fields went 24/28 with 314 yards by way of the pass and added 5 TD's. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
In terms of scoring points, the Ohio State Buckeyes are averaging 46.3 points per game. As a team they're averaging 208.7 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 27th in college football. The Buckeyes have tallied 1,534 total yards over the course of this year. With reference to notching touchdowns, Ohio State has earned 11 touchdowns through the air and 7 rushing touchdowns. The Buckeyes sit in 43rd in Division 1 regarding team defense, allowing 23 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 131.7 rushing yards per game on the season. Overall, they have conceded 395 rushing yards through 3 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Buckeyes are giving up 670 yds which ranks them 50th in D-1. In their 3 games, they have yielded 223.3 yards per game via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 68.2%. Overall, they have relinquished 355.0 yards per contest putting them 43rd in college football.
Justin Fields has completed 337 of his attempted career 476 passes for a completion percentage of 70.8%. He is averaging 155.5 yards per contest. For his career, Fields has thrown for 4,509 yds with 56 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. His QB rating is 187.9 with a touchdown percentage of 11.8% and an interception rate of 0.6%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the football 206 times totaling 807 rushing yds.
The last time they played, the Maryland Terrapins went up against the Penn State Nittany Lions and notched a win by a score of 35-19. Jake Funk paced the team on the ground in this contest. His longest run of the day went for 38 yards and he notched 1 touchdown in this outing. He scurried for 80 yards via 16 carries which had him averaging 5.0 yards per run. Rakim Jarrett was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 144 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 28.8 yards per reception in this contest. Taulia Tagovailoa went 18/26 with 282 yards by way of the pass and added 3 touchdowns. He walked away with no picks.
When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Terrapins are ranked 72nd in the nation scoring 27.7 points per game. During the season to this point, the Terrapins have thrown for 819 yards through the air along with holding an average of 273.0 passing yards per outing, ranking them 31st in Division 1. They have an average of 156.0 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 468 yards in total. The Maryland Terrapins average 429.0 yards per contest which is good for 45th in college football. Maryland has given up a total of 681 rushing yards (227.0 yards per game) in addition to 9 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. The Terrapins are conceding 35.3 points per game, which has them sitting 100th in college football. Overall, they have relinquished 106 points. They have conceded 5 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 247.0 yards per game, which has them ranked 90th in the nation.
In the 6 games in his career, Taulia Tagovailoa has completed 67 of 98 attempts for a total of 870 yards. He is averaging 145.0 yards per game through the air with a 158.3 quarterback rating. Tagovailoa has thrown 7 touchdowns while tossing 4 picks in his career. He has taken off and run for 59 yds on 19 attempts. His TD rate on pass attempts is 7.1% and his interception percentage is 4.1%.
Who will win tonight's Buckeyes/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Buckeyes -25.5
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