Maryland at FIU - 9/9/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland Terrapins (1-0) at FIU Golden Panthers (0-1)
College Football: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm (FIU Stadium)
The Line: FIU Golden Panthers +10 -- Over/Under: 56.5 See the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terrapins and Florida International Golden Panthers meet Friday night at FIU Stadium.
The Maryland Terrapins look for another victory after crushing Howard opening week. Perry Hills is completing 73.7 percent of his passes for 126 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Hills has zero touchdown passes in his last three games. DeAndre Lane and D.J. Moore have combined for 110 receiving yards on nine catches while Teldrick Morgan has three receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 315 yards per contest, and Lorenzo Harrison leads the way with 67 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 13 points and 269 yards per game. Josh Woods leads the Terrapins with seven tackles, Jalen Brooks has one sack and Antwaine Richardson has one pass deflection.
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The Florida International Golden Panthers look for a bounce back performance after losing to Indiana opening week. Alex McGough is completing 50 percent of his passes for 263 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions. McGough has six interceptions in his last three games. Stantley Thomas and Jonnu Smith have combined for 174 receiving yards on 11 catches while Alex Gardner has seven receptions. The Florida International Golden Panthers ground game is averaging 63 yards per contest, and Tony Gaiter IV leads the way with 27 yards on one carry. Defensively, FIU is allowing 34 points and 486 yards per game. Treyvon Williams leads the Golden Panthers with 13 tackles, Fermin Silva has one sack and Deonte Wilson has one pass deflection.
The Terrapins are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf. The Golden Panthers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
I'm not sold on Maryland just because it beat the hell out of Howard. I also know FIU is better offensively than what we saw opening week, and McGough is due for a breakout performance. The Terps still have to show me something before I have faith. Give me the home team and the free points.