Maryland vs. Michigan Total Pick
Returning home, is No. 15 Michigan set to put up a big total against Maryland when the two meet up on Saturday at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Noon ET – Michigan Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Michigan is favored at home, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -17.5 points against Maryland on Saturday. The over/under total is currently listed at 49 points. The public betting for this game currently has 58 percent going on Maryland on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Terps win Big Ten opener
Maryland won its Big Ten opener two weeks ago, beating Minnesota at home 42-13 to move to 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in the Big Ten. Maryland also has a win over Texas this year. The Terps are 3-1 against the spread and 2-2 with the over/under total.
Maryland has been strong on defense thus far, allowing just 22.8 points and 313.8 yards per game. Their rushing defense is giving up just 104 yards per game. On offense, Maryland is putting up 33.8 points and 399.8 yards per contest. The Terps are averaging 258.5 yards per game on the ground. Ty Johnson is leading the attack with 300 yards and two scores while Anthony McFarland has rushed for 291 yards and two scores. Quarterback Kasim Hill has thrown for just 516 yards and three touchdowns.
Wolverines escape Northwestern
Michigan overcame a 17-0 deficit at Northwestern last Saturday to win 20-17 and improve to 4-1 on the year and 2-0 in the Big Ten. Michigan is just 2-3 against the spread while going 3-2 with the under thus far.
The Wolverines are dominant on defense for the most part this year, allowing just 14.8 points and 232.6 yards per game. Their run defense is giving up just 86.4 yards per game. On offense, Michigan is averaging 37.4 points and 411.8 yards per game. Karan Higdon is leading the offense with 479 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 76 carries while Shea Patterson has thrown for 905 yards and seven touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Terrapins have hit the over in five straight games in October and in eight of their last 10 conference games.
The Wolverines have hit the over in five of their last six home games and in four of their last five against a team with a winning record.
The total is being set pretty low as it appears two good defenses should lead to little offense. I do think the Michigan defense should be able to contain Maryland’s ground game and force Hill to have to beat them with his arm. Michigan’s offense didn’t look great against Northwestern, but that was also on the road. These two have hit the under in three of their last four meetings and I think it will hit again this weekend. I don’t see a lot of breakout plays on offense for either team.
College Football Prediction: Maryland/Michigan Under 49