Maryland vs. Minnesota Total Pick
Will No. 17 Minnesota be able light up another opponent when the Golden Gophers host Maryland on Saturday at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
183 Maryland vs. 184 Minnesota
Saturday, October 26, 2019
3:30PM ET – TCF Bank Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Minnesota is favored at home, as the Golden Gophers are getting odds of -17 points against Maryland. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 56.5 points. The public betting currently has 57 percent going on Maryland as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
The Maryland football team is coming off a 34-28 loss at home to Indiana for its fourth loss in five games. The Terrapins are 3-4 on the season, 1-3 in the Big Ten, 4-3 against the spread and 4-3 with the over.
After starting the season looking really strong, Maryland is averaging just 35.6 points and 431 yards per game on the year. Defensively, the Terps are allowing 25.7 points and 414.4 yards per contest. Josh Jackson has thrown for 968 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the offense while dealing with some injuries. Javon Leake is the team’s leading rusher with 499 yards and seven touchdowns, while Dontay Demus Jr. is the leading receiver with 28 catches for 466 yards and four scores.
Minnesota staying perfect
The Minnesota football team kept its unbeaten season going last weekend with a 42-7 win at Rutgers. The Golden Gophers are 7-0 on the season, 4-0 in the Big Ten, 4-2-1 against the spread and 4-3 with the over.
The Gophers are rolling on defense right now. They are giving up just 21.4 points and 294.3 yards per game this season. Antoine Winfield Jr. is leading the defense with 28 tackles and four interceptions. Offensively, Minnesota is putting up 36.4 points and 419.7 yards per contest. Rodney Smith is leading the offense with 786 rushing yards and six touchdowns while Tanner Morgan has thrown for 1,623 yards and 16 touchdowns. Rashod Bateman is the team’s leading receiver with 28 catches for 605 yards and five scores.
College Football Betting Trends
The Terrapins are 9-3 with the over in their last 12 games in October and in five of their last seven games on fieldturf.
The Golden Gophers are 21-7 with the over in their last 28 against a losing team and 5-1 with the under in their last six home games.
These two have hit the over in their last two meetings, with Maryland leading the way. This time, Minnesota will need to lead the way if the over is going to hit. The Gophers have been consistent, scoring at least 34 points in their last five games. They have allowed just 31 points combined over their last three though, so Maryland may have trouble scoring. Minnesota’s defense is legit, but Maryland’s isn’t. I would expect the Gophers to win in a similar style as it has in recent weeks, maybe a 42-10-type score. That would have these two going under.
College Football Week 9 Prediction: Maryland/Minnesota Under 56.5