Florida State at Maryland Pick and Preview
- Updated: November 22, 2008
College Football Betting Preview
Florida State (7-3) at Maryland (7-3)
Saturday, 7:45 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Maryland – 1, Total 46
Two of the top teams in the ACC get together in what should be a great Saturday night ESPN game. Maryland is ranked 22nd in the country and can clinch the ACC title with a win against Florida State and a win next week against Boston College. The Terrapins are 6-0 at home this season thanks in large part to quarterback Chris Turner. He has thrown for 967 yards and six touchdowns at home this season. He gets support in the running game from Da’Rel Scott who has 897 yards rushing and six touchdowns. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Florida State on the Road.
Florida State is coming off a poor effort against Boston College last week when five receivers were suspended. They are hoping that some of those players will be back this week. “Hopefully the distractions are gone,” FSU head coach Bobby Bowden said. The Seminoles will need much better play out of quarterback Christian Ponder who threw three interceptions last week in the loss to BC. “If you ever want to play your best, it would be this weekend,” Bowden said.
The Seminoles have had a lot of success in this series against Maryland. They lead the all-time series 16-2. Here are more College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Seminoles are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings against Maryland.
The Terrapins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Terrapins are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The favorite is 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
SBG Global Current Line: Florida State – 1.5 , Total 46
The Over is 10-2 in the Seminoles last 12 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Over is 6-2 in the Seminoles last 8 road games.
The Over is 5-2 in the Seminoles last 7 games overall. The Under is 18-8 in the Seminoles last 26 games in November. The Under is 4-0 in the Terrapins last 4 games in November. The Under is 7-1 in the Terrapins last 8 conference games. The Under is 5-1 in the Terrapins last 6 games overall.
Pick: Maryland 1 out of 5 units
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