Maryland vs. Iowa Total Prediction

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins, 10/20/18 Predictions & Preview

Is No. 19 Iowa set to have another high-scoring game when the Hawkeyes take on Maryland this afternoon at Noon ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

319 Maryland at 320 Iowa

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Noon ET – Kinnick Stadium

TV: ESPN2

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Iowa is favored at home, as the Hawkeyes are getting odds of -9 points against Maryland. The over/under total is currently listed at 42.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 54 percent going on Iowa at home. 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.

Iowa on an over streak

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. Iowa has hit the over in its last four games.

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.

Terps seek consistency

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 have alternated wins and losses over their last five games.

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.

College Football Betting Trends

Iowa

Iowa has hit the over in six straight against a winning team and in its last four Big Ten games.

Maryland

Maryland has hit the over in six of its last seven games in October and in seven of its last nine road games.

Prediction:

The total has been dropping rapidly throughout the week, now five points lower than it was midweek. These two have went over 42.5 points in both of their Big Ten meetings. While Iowa is known for defense, it is its offense that has been rolling lately. Maryland isn’t a great defensive team, so it should open the door for the Hawkeyes to score some touchdowns. Maryland has the capability to score as well and these two should be able to push the total early in the second half.

 

College Football Prediction: Maryland/Iowa Over 42.5

Related: Maryland vs. Iowa Spread Prediction

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