Maryland vs. UCF Prediction
Will Maryland and Central Florida find a way to tally up enough points to hit an over when they meet at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Maryland is favored on the road in this game, as the Terrapins are getting odds of -9.5 points against UCF. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 59.5 points. These two have no recent meetings to consider.
Maryland is off to a 2-0 start under new coach D.J. Durkin. The Terrapins beat Howard 52-13 and FIU 41-14 thus far. They have hit the under in both of those games. The Terrapins are averaging just under 500 yards of offense thus far. Perry Hills has thrown for 336 yards and three touchdowns in limited action in the two games while Lorenzo Harrison is the leading rusher with 131 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, the Terps are holding opponents to just 320.5 yards per game.
Central Florida is coming off a 51-14 loss at Michigan last week. The Knights started the season with a 38-0 win over South Carolina State. They have hit the over and under each once through the two games and they have hit the under in three of their last four contests. UCF is putting up just under 400 yards per game on offense while allowing only 335 yards per game on defense. Justin Holman is dealing with a hamstring injury that has him questionable to play. He has thrown for 212 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 86 yards and a score.
UCF needs Holman on the field if it hopes to contend at all. Maryland hasn’t had much competition this year, but UCF can fit into that as well. The Knights are far from the team they were when Blake Bortles was around. Maryland is doing a great job of having a balanced offense and the defense looks like it will be competitive. Look for Maryland to win big, but these two shouldn’t hit the over due to UCF’s lack of offensive production.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 3 PREDICTIONS: MARYLAND/UCF UNDER 59.5