Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: SHI Stadium in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Scarlet Knights (+1)
SHI Stadium is the site where the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-5) will play the Maryland Terrapins (6-5) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Maryland opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 46.
The Maryland Terrapins step onto the field holding a record of 6-5 for this year. In their last game, the Terrapins played the Michigan Wolverines and took a loss by a score of 31-24. Taulia Tagovailoa went 21/31 with 247 yards passing. He had a quarterback rating of 121.8 and walked away from the contest with 2 picks. Roman Hemby led the offense in rushing for the Terrapins with 11 attempts for 35 yds (3.2 yds per carry). When all was said and done, they had 64 plays for 262 yds. The Maryland Terrapins ran the ball a total of 33 times and totaled 15 yds, which had them averaging 0.5 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Terrapins conceded 150 yards on 45 attempts, which is an average of 3.3 yards per rush allowed. Maryland allowed 12 pass completions on 23 attempts for a total of 141 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.2%.
Regarding scoring, the Maryland Terrapins have an average of 28.5 PPG. As a unit they're averaging 106.4 yards via the ground game giving them a rank of 114th in D-1. The Terrapins have earned 4,227 total yards this year. In terms of notching touchdowns, Maryland has earned 22 touchdowns via the pass and 17 touchdowns on the ground. Maryland has a total of 234 first downs as a team, and they have been called for 61 penalties for 600 yards. They have surrendered the football 18 times.
When it comes to yards through the air, the Terrapins have given up 2,323 yards which puts them in 43rd in the nation. They have conceded 211.2 yards per outing through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 59.9%. During the season, they have relinquished 335.3 yards per game putting them at 34th in the country. They have given up 15 touchdowns via the pass as well as 11 touchdowns running the ball. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.4 yards per run and 124.1 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. In total, they have conceded 1,365 running yards through 11 games. The Terrapins sit in 49th in Division 1 concerning the opposition scoring, conceding 23.2 points per contest.
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The Scarlet Knights come into this matchup with a record of 6-5 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Scarlet Knights took a loss by a final score of 27-6 when they played the Penn State Nittany Lions. Gavin Wimsatt ended the contest with 130 yds on 10/16 through the air while his QB rate was 118.3. He had 1 interception and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.1. Kyle Monangai carried the ball 16 times for 39 yards, finishing the contest with 2.4 yds per attempt for Rutgers. Rutgers rushed the ball for 2.4 yards per attempt, finishing with 99 yards on 42 carries. The Scarlet Knights finished the game with a total of 229 yds while running 58 plays (3.9 yds per play). The Scarlet Knights passing defense gave up a completion rate of 50.0%, relinquishing 88 yards on 7 out of 14 through the air. Rutgers surrendered 39 rush attempts for 234 yds (6.0 yds per carry).
When it comes to their ability to score points, the Scarlet Knights currently sit 101st in Division 1 averaging 22.5 points per game. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights hold an average of 303.1 yards per game, which has them sitting 126th in D-1. The Rutgers offense has 449 penalty yards on 52 violations, which is good for 113th in the nation in terms of hurting your team. They have tossed 7 picks while losing 6 fumbles and they have tallied 190 1st downs. Over the course of the season thus far, the Scarlet Knights have thrown for 1,539 passing yards in addition to an average of 139.9 passing yards per game, ranking them 128th in D-1. They maintain an average of 163.2 yards per game via the ground game and have rushed for 1,795 yards for the year.
Rutgers has allowed a total of 1,517 rushing yards (137.9 yards/game) and 11 touchdowns rushing for the campaign. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 159.1 yards/outing, ranking them 5th in the country. Their defense has totaled 8 fumbles and 7 picks on the campaign. The Scarlet Knights defense has been on the field for 695 plays, which ranks 31st in the nation. The Scarlet Knights are allowing 19.1 PPG, which has them ranked 21st in D-1. In total, they have given up 210 pts.
Who will win tonight's Terrapins/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Terrapins -1
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