Indiana vs. Maryland - 10/29/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland Terrapins (5-2) at Indiana Hoosiers (3-4)
College Football: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Maryland Terrapins and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday afternoon in a Big Ten college football game at Memorial Stadium.
The Maryland Terrapins look for another strong road victory that would make them bowl eligible for the third time in four years. The Maryland Terrapins have won three of their last four road games overall. Perry Hills is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 822 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Hills has five touchdown passes on his last 47 pass attempts. D.J. Moore and Teldrick Morgan have combined for 589 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Levern Jacobs has 22 receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 249.5 yards per contest, and Lorenzo Harrison III leads the way with 502 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 20.6 points and 366 yards per game. Shane Cockerille leads the Maryland Terrapins with 64 tackles, Jesse Aniebonam has 5.5 sacks and Alvin Hill has two interceptions.
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The Indiana Hoosiers would love a feel good victory after losing four of their last five games. Seven of the Indiana Hoosiers last 11 victories have come on their home field. Richard Lagow is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 1,975 yards, 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Lagow has moved the chains through the air 77 times this season. Nick Westbrook and Ricky Jones have combined for 1,102 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Mitchell Paige has 35 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 139.2 yards per contest, and Devine Redding leads the way with 590 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 25.1 points and 377.6 yards per game. Tegray Scales leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 67 tackles, Nile Sykes has three sacks and Rashard Fant has one interception.
The Terrapins are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games on fieldturf and 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games following a straight up win. The Hoosiers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The under is 4-0 in Hoosiers last 4 games overall and the under is 6-1 in Terrapins last 7 games overall.
Maryland has looked better than Indiana up to this point and it doesn't help that the Hoosiers have lost four of their last five games. However, the Terps haven't shown they can play consistent ball on the road and were destroyed by Indiana at home last season. The Indiana Hoosiers had goals of making a bowl this season and aren't going to be able to accomplish that goal if they lose home games like this one.
I'll side with the Hoosiers and the reasonable number at home.