Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Capital One Field
Odds/Point Spread: Rutgers (+7.5)
Capital One Field is the venue where Taulia Tagovailoa and the Maryland Terrapins (2-2) will play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-5) on Saturday. Maryland opens this contest as 7.5-point favorites. The total opens at 57.5.
The last time they took the field, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights went up against the Penn State Nittany Lions and ended up taking the loss by a score of 23-7. Noah Vedral went 17/30 with 113 yards by way of passing and completed 1 TD. He ended the game without an interception. Noah Vedral paced the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 15 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He scurried for 56 yards via 14 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per tote. Bo Melton was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 38 yards on 7 receptions. He had an average of 5.4 yards per catch for that game.
The Scarlet Knights have earned 2,418 total yards for the season. As a unit they maintain an average of 128.3 yards in the run game which has them sitting 99th in D-1. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Rutgers has totaled 13 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns via the ground. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are averaging 27.4 points per game. Concerning passing yards, the Scarlet Knights are giving up 1,694 yds which has them ranked 78th in the nation. In total, they have relinquished 427.0 yards per contest ranking them 95th in D-1. The Scarlet Knights are sitting in 109th in college football concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 33.9 PPG. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per attempt on the ground and 185.0 rushing yards per contest for the year. In their 7 games played, they have given up 242.0 yards per outing through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 66.6%. For the year, they have allowed 1,295 yards via the running game in 7 outings.
Noah Vedral has connected on 185 of his attempted career 292 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.4%. He is throwing for 107.6 yards per outing. For his career, Vedral has passed for 1,937 yards with 10 touchdowns and 9 picks. His quarterback rating is 124.2 with a TD percentage of 3.4% and an interception percentage of 3.1%. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted running the ball 114 times for a total of 340 yards.
The last time they took the field, the Maryland Terrapins faced the Indiana Hoosiers and added a loss to their record by a score of 27-11. Taulia Tagovailoa went 17/36 with 241 yards via the pass and tossed 1 TD. He gave away 3 interceptions for the contest. Peny Boone led the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 15 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 35 yards by way of 9 carries which had him averaging 3.9 yards per carry. Dontay Demus Jr. was the receiving yardage leader by earning 114 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 19.0 yards per catch in this game.
During this campaign thus far, the Terrapins have racked up 1,060 passing yards not to mention holding an average of 265.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 37th in the country. The Maryland Terrapins average 396.8 yards per game which ranks them 65th in Division 1. They are averaging 131.8 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 527 yards in total. When it comes to their scoring prowess, the Terrapins currently rank 94th in D-1 by scoring 23.5 points per game. The Terrapins are conceding 33.3 points per game, which has them 106th in college football. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 133 points in total. Maryland has given up a total of 915 yards via the ground game (228.8 yards per game) as well as 12 touchdowns rushing on the season. They have surrendered 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 214.0 yards per game, which has them ranked 50th in college football.
In the 7 games in his career, Taulia Tagovailoa has connected on 84 of 134 tries for a total of 1,111 yds. He is averaging 158.7 yds per contest through the air with a 141.6 quarterback rating. Tagovailoa has thrown 8 touchdowns compared to 7 picks in his career. He has run for 47 yards on 27 attempts. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 6.0% and his interception rate is 5.2%.
Who will win tonight's Scarlet Knights/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Scarlet Knights +7.5
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