While Michigan did not get a betting on college football payoff last week they still impressed. Fashion their rally from a 17-0 deficit at Northwestern in which they scored a 20-17 win. Most important of all they showed a mental resolve and toughness not seen in many moons. Maryland has surprised everyone with a better than expected performance despite coach DJ Durkin being out with suspension. Owing to a strong defense the Terrapins have shown well. But offense is not a Maryland strength. And few teams play defense tougher than Michigan. On the whole Saturday will be hard for Maryland.
Maryland Terrapins vs. Michigan Wolverines
Date and Time: Saturday, October 6, 2018, noon, ET
Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Betting on Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|Maryland||+17½ (-110)||51 (-110)|
|Michigan||-17½ (-110)||51 (-110)|
Maryland vs. Michigan TV Coverage: ABC
Maryland has a betting on college football record of 3-1 both straight up and against the spread. Likewise, the Terps have split their four games on totals. In view of interim coach Matt Canada’s leadership, he may end up as permanent coach in the future. Concurrently the Maryland administration is still investigating Durkin and his program’s “culture.” The Terrapins are coming off a bye which followed a 42-13 home payout over Minnesota. Specifically, the Maryland defense that ranks 20th overall in the nation is an asset. The problem is an offense that ranks 76th nationally.
Michigan is 4-1 straight up but 2-3 against the spread. Three of their five games have gone under the total. At the onset the Wolverines are all about defense. In fact, they rank first overall in the country for total defense. Equally important is the play of quarterback Shea Patterson. The Ole Miss transfer has proven to be the missing link for coach Jim Harbaugh’s offense. Patterson’s mobility is a dimension that was previously missing in Ann Arbor. Despite the fact that Patterson lacks huge numbers he brings the element of game management.
Stats to Consider
In this situation at Michigan Stadium Maryland could be in the soup. The Terps have covered just three of their last eight as road dogs. And seven of their last nine in that role went over the total. Additionally, the Terps have paid in just three of their last eight as double-digit road dogs. Four of their last five in that situation have gone over the total.
Team vs. Team
Michigan has covered three off their last four as home chalks. Four of their last five laying points at home went over the total. Further, the Wolverines have also paid in three of their last four as double-digit home chalks. Michigan has covered the last three offshore betting matchups against Maryland. And three of the last four in this series have gone under the total. A further look shows the Wolverines destroyed the Terrapins 59-3 in their last matchup at the Big House.
Matchup to Watch
Correspondingly Michigan has the betting on college football matchup advantage. By contrast the Wolverines defense should maul the plodding Maryland attack. In turn that will make covering the number much more probable.
Maryland vs. Michigan Betting on College Football Picks
To conclude Michigan’s comeback, win last week may prove to be a springboard to big things. Correlate their advantages over Maryland and the pick is obvious.
Maryland vs. Michigan Betting on College Football Pick: Michigan Wolverines
Maryland vs. Michigan Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Michigan 31, Maryland 10
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