While Maryland was a betting on NCAA Football surprise early in the season they are now on fumes. More emphatically the Terrapins seem spent after all of the turmoil they have had to endure. So too is the uncertain future of the Terps leadership and coaching. Maryland is just win shy of becoming bowl eligible. Yet two of their toughest games are on deck. Specifically, on Saturday Ohio State will come calling. Of great concern is the Buckeyes improved defense last week. Likewise, Urban Meyer’s team looks to be prepping for a showdown with Michigan next Saturday.
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins
Date and Time: Saturday, November 17, 2018
Location: Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland
Betting on NCAA Football Odds at SBG:
|Ohio State||-16½ (-110)||58½ (-110)|
|Maryland||+16½ (-110)||558½ (-110)|
Ohio State vs. Maryland TV Coverage: Check Listings
Maryland is 5-5 both straight up and vs. the odds with a 5-5 mark on totals. Fashion two straight losses since DJ Durkin was officially fired as coach. Last week the Terrapins lost at Indiana 34-32 as one-point dogs. In view of terrible offense is Maryland facing extinction. To illuminate the Terps rank 100th in the nation for total offense. In particular has the passing game been a drag. Maryland ranks 125th in the country for passing offense. Conversely the Terps rank 55th for scoring defense. More emphatically this is a team that has to be emotionally drained.
Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State impressed in last week’s 26-6 payout at Michigan State for their second straight win. Now the Buckeyes are 9-1 straight up and 4-6 vs. the line with six games going under the total. Overall the Buckeyes rank ninth nationally for total offense and 33rd for scoring defense. It is true that the defense has not been dominant. However there has been improvement in the two games that followed the Purdue loss. Certainly, coach Urban Meyer’s suspension in the first month was a problem. In view of the Michigan game next week the Bucks must maintain focus.
Stats to Consider
Ohio State has dropped in value as a betting on NCAA Football road chalk. For example, the Buckeyes have paid in just four of their last 11 in that role. Six of their last seven in that role have gone over the total. Meanwhile Maryland has got the money in just four of their last 13 as a home dog. Seven of the Terps last 10 getting points at home went over the total.
Team vs. Team
Ohio State has had the offshore bookmaker advantage in this series with the Terps. To show the Buckeyes have gone 4-0 straight up and 31- vs. the spread vs. Maryland. And all four games went over the total. At College Park the Bucks have come away with the cash in their previous two visits. Both games cleared the number.
Matchup to Watch
Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins is the Betting on NCAA Football Matchup difference here. Haskins has a 165.4 rating with 33 touchdowns and only six interceptions. By contrast Maryland cannot possibly compare. More emphatically the Buckeyes are showing signs of an upswing. Owing to all of the controversy Maryland is fading fast.
Betting on NCAA Football Picks
To sum up Ohio State is the better play. Maryland has been an ineffective home dog and opponent in this series.
Betting on NCAA Football Pick: Ohio State Buckeyes
Betting on NCAA Football Score Prediction: Ohio State 38, Maryland 13
Watch highlights of last week’s Ohio State win at Michigan State!