Maryland vs. Iowa Prediction
Will No. 19 Iowa continue its current hot streak when the Hawkeyes play host to Maryland this Saturday at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Noon ET – Kinnick Stadium
Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new College Football Odds & Betting Page.
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Iowa is favored at home, as the Hawkeyes are getting odds of -10 points against Maryland. The over/under total is currently listed at 47.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 72 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.
Maryland coming off win
Maryland is coming off a dominant win last week, defeating Rutgers at home, 34-7. The Terrapins are now 4-2 overall, 2-1 in the Big Ten, 4-2 against the spread and 3-3 with the over/under total. They are just 1-1 ATS on the road.
The Terps have been pretty respectable on defense this year, allowing 23.3 points and 316.5 yards per game. Their pass defense is giving up just 190.2 yards per game. Offensively, Maryland is putting up 31.7 points and 365.7 yards per game. Maryland has a solid rushing attack that averages 245.2 yards per contest. Ty Johnson is the leading rusher with 435 yards, but he is questionable to play this weekend with an undisclosed injury. Anthony McFarland has run for 399 yards. Kasim Hill has thrown for 654 yards and six touchdowns at quarterback.
The Hawkeyes have won back-to-back games on the road, handily defeating Minnesota and Indiana. Iowa is now 5-1 on the season, 2-1 in the Big Ten, 5-1 against the spread and 4-2 with the over. They have covered the spread in all five wins.
Iowa has a defense that has been one of the best in the country. The Hawkeyes are holding opponents to just 16.5 points and 282 yards per game. Their run defense is allowing just 81.5 points per contest. On offense, Iowa is putting up 31.8 points and 411.8 yards per game. Nate Stanley has thrown for 1,473 yards and 15 touchdowns this year to lead the offense while Toren Young has run for 382 yards and two touchdowns and T.J. Hockenson has 22 catches for 394 yards and three scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Terrapins are just 4-10 against the spread in their last 14 road games and 5-21 ATS in their last 26 games following a win.
Iowa is 6-2-1 against the spread in its last nine home games and 4-1 ATS in their last five following a win.
Maryland has covered the spread in both meetings with Iowa as members of the Big Ten. However, I like Iowa in this one. The Hawkeyes have turned it up a level since losing to Wisconsin. Iowa has a great defense that should give Maryland a lot of problems and the Hawkeyes are great at grinding out points, even against decent defensive teams. Maryland has been able to win this year, but hasn’t faced much in terms of opposition since beating Texas in the opener.
College Football Prediction: Iowa -10