At 3:30 ET , the Terrapins and Scarlet Knights square off at SHI Stadium in a week 13 NCAAF matchup. TV coverage belongs to BTN with the game being played on Saturday, November 25th. In this Big Ten matchup, the Terrapins are heading in as 1.5 point road favorites. Will they manage to win on the road and cover?
MARYLAND TERRAPINS VS RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +1.5
This game will be played at SHI Stadium at 3:30 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE RUTGERS SCARLET KNIGHTS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 23-22 in favor of Maryland.
- Even though we have Maryland winning straight-up, we like Rutgers at +1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 44.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 45 points.
Do the Terrapins Have What it Takes in Piscataway?
So far, the Maryland Terrapins are 6-5, including going 2-2 on the road and 3-3 at home.
So far, Maryland has been favored seven times and the underdog in three games. This has led to an ATS record of 5-5 and an average scoring differential of +5.3.
Over the course of 11 games, the average over/under line in Maryland’s matchups has been 50.2 points. These games have had an average combined score of 51.6 points, leading to an OU record of 6-4.
Maryland enters the game on offense with an average of 28.5, ranking them 51st in the NCAA. Their passing game has them at 27th in the nation, with an average of 277.9 passing yards per game. On the ground, they’re at 111th in rushing yards, with an average of 320 rushing attempts per game this season.
Coming into this week’s game, the Maryland defense is 88th in points allowed at 23.2 points per game. So far, team’s have averaged 211.2 passing yards per game vs. the unit (70th). On the ground, they are giving up 125.4 rushing yards, putting them 47th in college football.
Will the Scarlet Knights Exceed Expectations at Home?
So far, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-5, including going 1-3 on the road and 4-1 at home.
Rutgers’ average scoring differential for the season is +3.4 leading to an ATS mark of 4-3-2. The Scarlet Knights have been favored five times and the underdog in four games
This season, Rutgers holds an over/under record of 4-5. On average, their games have produced a combined total of 41.5 points, with the typical over/under line set at 39.3 points.
Rutgers’ rushing attack is ranked 32nd in college football with 418 rushing attempts per game. This has translated into an average of 169.2 rushing yards per game, placing them 52nd nationally. On average, they are attempting 22.3 passes per game leading to 139.9 passing yards per contest. In terms of scoring, they hold the 78th position, averaging 22.5 points per game.
The Scarlet Knights’ defense has given up 138.7 rushing yards per game this season, which is 154th. Opponents are recording an average of 159.1 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks come in with a passer rating of 79.8 when playing against Rutgers. In terms of points allowed, they currently sit 89th in NCAA rankings.