Kickoff for this matchup between the Michigan Wolverines and Maryland Terrapins is set for 12:00 PM ET. The game will be played in College Park, MD at SECU Stadium with FOX carrying television coverage. In a matchup between two Big Ten teams, the Wolverines are 19 point favorites on the road. Find out my best bets on the spread, total and moneyline.
MICHIGAN WOLVERINES VS MARYLAND TERRAPINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Maryland Terrapins +19
This game will be played at SECU Stadium at 12:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE MARYLAND TERRAPINS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 35-17 in favor of Michigan.
- Even though we have Michigan winning straight-up, we like Maryland at +19.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 50.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 52 points.
Will Michigan Shock Everyone at SECU Stadium?
Michigan’s current record is 10-0 as they prepare for this week’s game. This year, they’ve played four road games and six matchups.
Against the spread, Michigan has put together a record of 5-4-1. This mark has come while being favored in every game.
Over 10 games, the average over/under line for Michigan’s games has been 48.4 points. The total score in these matchups has averaged 46.5 points, resulting in an OU record of 5-5.
As they prepare to face the Maryland, the Wolverines’ offense is averaging 173.9 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. Nationally, they are 46th in rushing yards and 60th in passing yards, on an average of 237.4 yards per matchup. Michigan has averaged 39 points per game so far. This figure places them 11th in the nation.
This season, the Wolverines’ defense has allowed 97.4 rushing yards per game, ranking 194th. Opponents average 134.6 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks have put together a passer rating of 55.5 against Michigan. They hold the 113th position in NCAA points allowed.
Will Maryland Come Through as Home Underdogs?
So far, the Maryland Terrapins are 6-4, including going 2-2 on the road and 3-2 at home.
Against the spread, Maryland has gone 4-5 this season. The Terrapins have been favored seven times compared to two games as the underdog.
Through 10 games, the average over/under line in Maryland’s games is 50 points. Their games have averaged a combined 51.3 points leading to an OU record of 5-4.
Maryland comes into the game with an offense averaging 28.9, which places them at 50th in the NCAA rankings. Their passing game has them ranked 26th nationally, with an average of 281 passing yards. In the rushing department, they’re 106th in the nation, with 288 rushing attempts per game for the season.
Coming into their matchup vs. Michigan, the Maryland defense is 80th in points allowed, giving up 22.4 points per game. So far, opponents have averaged 218.2 passing yards per game against them (81st in the country). Against the run, they’re allowing 122.7 rushing yards, which ranks them 45th in college football.