Syracuse vs. Maryland Prediction
Is Maryland set to pick up a big win over No. 21 Syracuse when the two meet up in non-conference action today at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
317 Syracuse vs. 318 Maryland
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Noon ET – Maryland Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Maryland is the slight favorite at home, as the Terrapins are getting odds of -1.5 points against Syracuse. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 57.5 points. The public betting currently has 55 percent going on Maryland as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Terps put up 79 points
Maryland opened the season with a 79-0 win over Howard at home on Saturday. The Terrapins were 30-point favorites at home while going over the 65.5-point total on their own.
The Terrapins dominated every aspect of the game with Howard, out-gaining them 623-68. It kind of felt unnecessary for the score to reach the amount it did. Quarterback Josh Jackson threw for 245 yards and four touchdowns while Dontay Demus Jr. caught three passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Jake Funk and Tayon Fleet-Davis each rushed for 79 yards to lead the ground attack.
Cuse blanks Liberty
Syracuse kicked off its 2019 season with a 24-0 win over Liberty last weekend. The Orange were a 19.5-point favorite in the game, covering the spread while going well under the 69-point total.
The Orange didn’t overwhelm Liberty in the win, posting just 368 yards of offense. However, the defense did control the game. The Orange held Liberty to 234 total yards, including -4 rushing yards. Moe Neal led the way with 89 rushing yards and a touchdown while also catching threw passes for 54 yards. Quarterback Tommy DeVito threw for 176 yards on 17 of 35 passing with no touchdowns and two interceptions.
College Football Betting Trends
The Terps have covered in five of their last six home games and in five of their last seven non-conference games.
The Orange are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games on fieldturf and 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight non-conference games.
Syracuse opened as a slight favorite, but the spread has been on the move throughout the week. Both teams played weak opponents last week, so this game will be more of a test. Maryland has been able to shine in big non-conference games in recent years, so I think the oddsmakers know something. Syracuse has the ranking, but the Terps are at home and do have a healthy QB for a chance. Maryland hasn’t had a chance to really test its potential due to injuries in recent years. When healthy, these guys have been able to beat Texas twice. I will roll the dice on Maryland getting another big non-conference win.
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