Maryland vs. Illinois Prediction

Maryland vs. Illinois, 9/17/21 College Football Week 3 Predictions

The total in Friday night’s Big Ten matchup has moved from 59.5 up to 61.5 but is the over the best bet when Maryland takes on Illinois at 9:00 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot

107 Maryland Terps (-7) at 108 Illinois Fighting Illini (+7); o/u 61.5

9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, September 17, 2021

Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL


Maryland Terps Game Notes

Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa went 22-for-27 passing for 274 yards and three touchdowns in 62-0 win over Howard. In a game that was never expected to be close, Taulia Tagovailoa (5'11/205) had yet another strong performance in a blow out win over Howard University. Through two games, Tagovailoa is 48-for-63 passing for 606 yards and six touchdowns. Now sitting at 2-0, the Terps will head to Illinois next Friday night for a matchup against the Illini (1-2).

Illinois Fighting Illini Game Notes

Redshirt senior QB Brandon Peters (shoulder) will return as the starter for Illinois in Week 3 against Maryland. Brandon Peters (6'5/220) entered 2021 as the starter in Illinois' first game against Nebraska, before exiting with an injury (left shoulder) in the team's upset win. He spent the next two weeks as an emergency starter for the Illini, but is now back in the saddle for Week 3, replacing quarterback Art Sitkowski who had gone 46-for-87 passing for 487 yards, and four touchdowns with just one interception in his two starts for Illinois.

Maryland vs. Illinois Betting Prediction

The under is 4-0 in the Terps’ last four road games, is 6-1 in their last seven conference games and is 4-1 in their last five games overall. The under is also 13-6 in the Fighting Illini’s last 19 games played in September, is 5-2 in their last seven games versus a team with a winning record and is 5-1 in their last six games following a straight up loss.


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