Michigan Wolverines vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Michigan Wolverines vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: Maryland Stadium in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Terrapins (+14.5)
Maryland Stadium is the site where the Maryland Terrapins (5-5) will take on the Michigan Wolverines (9-1) on Saturday. Michigan is 14.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 55.
The Michigan Wolverines head into this game 9-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Wolverines played against the Penn State Nittany Lions and walked away with a win by a score of 21-7. Cade McNamara went 19/29 with 217 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 162.5 and walked away from the game without throwing a pick. Hassan Haskins led the offense in rushing for the Wolverines with 31 totes for 156 yards (5.0 yds per carry). The Michigan Wolverines ended up rushing 41 different times and accumulated 144 yds, earning them an average of 3.5 yards per attempt. Once the final whistle blew, they ran 70 plays which gave them a total of 361 yards. Michigan allowed 10 pass completions on 25 tries for 88 yards, and a completion rate of 40.0%. Against the rush, the Wolverines gave up 107 yards on 35 tries, which averages out to 3.1 yds per run surrendered.
The Wolverines have tallied 4,424 total yards this season. With reference to getting the ball in the endzone, Michigan has earned 15 touchdowns via the pass and 26 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 8 times. Michigan has accumulated 221 1st downs, and they have been called for 52 infractions for 431 yds. As a team they're averaging 225.1 yards on the ground which has them sitting 12th in the nation. When talking about scoring points, the Michigan Wolverines are averaging 34.7 PPG.
Concerning yards via the pass, the Wolverines have given up 1,784 yards which puts them in 20th in the country. They have relinquished 178.4 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 54.3%. Over the course of this season, they are granting 300.9 yards per outing which ranks them 20th in college football. They have surrendered 10 touchdowns through the air and 9 touchdowns running the ball. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.6 yards per rush on the ground and 122.5 yards on the ground per contest on the year. Over the course of this season, they have allowed 1,225 rushing yards through 10 games. The Wolverines are ranked 16th in college football in terms of team defense, allowing 16.1 points per game.
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The Terrapins come into this matchup with a record of 5-5 this year. For their last game, the Terrapins took a loss by a final score of 31-21 when they played the Michigan State Spartans. Taulia Tagovailoa ran the ball 10 times for 16 yards, ending the contest with 1.6 yards per attempt for Maryland. Taulia Tagovailoa (2 TDs) finished the contest with 350 yards on 29/48 passing while his QB rating was 131.3. He tossed 1 pick and his Y/A was 7.3. Maryland relinquished 33 rushing attempts for 93 yds (2.8 yards per rush). The Terrapins pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 57.4%, relinquishing 363 yards on 27 for 47 through the air. The Terrapins finished the game with 451 yards and they ran 73 plays (6.2 yds per play). Maryland rushed the ball for 4.0 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 101 yds on 25 carries.
In relation to putting points on the board, the Terrapins are sitting 73rd in the nation holding an average of 26.9 points per game. During this campaign thus far, the Terrapins have thrown for a total of 3,195 passing yards as well as holding an average of 319.5 passing yards per game, ranking them 13th in college football. The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 431.9 yards/game, which is good for 48th in the country. The Maryland offense has accrued 611 yards of penalties on 70 violations, which ranks 37th in D-1 in terms of giving up free yards.
Maryland has yielded a total of 1,542 yards rushing (154.2 yards per game) as well as 18 touchdowns via the rush on the season. They have yielded 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 258.2 yards per game, ranking them 117th in college football. The Terrapins defense has been on the field for 704 plays, which ranks 100th in college football. The Terrapins are allowing 31.4 points per game, which has them ranked 114th in college football. This year, they have surrendered 314 points.
Who will win tonight's Wolverines/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Terrapins +14.5
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