Michigan State Spartans vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 10/1/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Michigan State Spartans vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Maryland Stadium in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Terrapins (-6)
Maryland Stadium is the location where the Maryland Terrapins (3-1) will attempt to beat the Michigan State Spartans (2-2) on Saturday. Michigan State is 6-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The total comes in at 60.
The Michigan State Spartans head into this game 2-2 for this season. In their last contest, the Spartans played the Minnesota Golden Gophers and took a loss by a final of 34-7. Payton Thorne connected on 17/24 with 132 yards passing. He had a quarterback rating of 100.4 and walked away from the contest with 2 interceptions. Jarek Broussard led the offense in rushing for the Spartans with 6 carries for 23 yards (3.8 yards per attempt). When all was said and done, they had 45 plays for 240 yds. The Michigan State Spartans ran the football 14 times and tallied 38 yards, earning them an average of 2.7 yards per carry. When it came to stopping the run, the Spartans conceded 240 yds on 48 tries, which is an average of 5.0 yds per rush surrendered. Michigan State gave up 23 pass completions on 26 attempts for 268 yds, and a completion percentage of 88.5%.
In terms of scoring points, the Michigan State Spartans are averaging 30.5 points per contest. As a unit they average 134.3 yards in the run game which is 92nd in college football. The Spartans have racked up 1,531 total yards this year. With reference to getting in the endzone, Michigan State has earned 9 touchdowns via the pass and 8 touchdowns via the ground. Michigan State has 87 first downs offensively, and they have committed 19 infractions for 176 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 8 different times.
The Spartans are ranked 52nd in D-1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 21.5 points per contest. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.4 yards per tote and 127.3 yards on the ground per game for the season. Over the course of this year, they have conceded 509 yards via the ground game in 4 games. In terms of passing yards, the Spartans are giving up 1,061 yds which puts them in 100th in the country. They have yielded 265.3 yards per contest via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 64.1%. Overall, they have surrendered 392.5 yards per contest ranking them 83rd in the country. They have granted 7 touchdowns by air in addition to 3 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Terrapins come into this game with a record of 3-1 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Terrapins took a defeat with a final score of 34-27 when they played the Michigan Wolverines. Taulia Tagovailoa (1 TD) finished the contest with 207 yards on 20/30 through the air while his QB rating was 122.3. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.9. Antwaine Littleton ran the ball 8 times for 39 yards, finishing the contest with 4.9 yds per carry for Maryland. The Terrapins finished the contest with 397 yards on 73 plays (5.4 yds per play). Maryland rushed for 3.8 yards per carry, finishing with 128 yds on 34 carries. Maryland gave up 40 rush attempts for 243 yds (6.1 yds per carry). The Terrapins pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 69.2%, relinquishing 220 yards on 18 for 26 through the air.
The Maryland Terrapins are averaging 473.5 yards per outing, which ranks them 32nd in the nation. The Maryland offense has compiled 276 penalty yards on 32 violations, which is good for 20th in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. Over the course of the season thus far, the Terrapins have thrown for a total of 1,199 passing yards together with holding an average of 299.8 passing yards per game, putting them at 23rd in D-1. Concerning their ability to score points, the Terrapins sit 38th in the country scoring 37.0 points per game.
The Terrapins are surrendering 23.0 PPG, which puts them 60th in the country. Maryland has conceded a total of 598 yards rushing (149.5 yards per game) in addition to 3 touchdowns via the rush on the campaign. This year, they have conceded 92 pts. They have given up 8 touchdowns through the air in addition to 260.3 yards per game, which has them in 98th in D-1. The Terrapins defense has participated in 315 plays, which ranks them 119th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Spartans/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Terrapins -6
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