Maryland vs. Towson - 9/9/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Towson Tigers (1-0) at Maryland Terrapins (1-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Maryland Stadium)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins -36 -- Over/Under: 56.5 See the Latest Odds
The Towson Tigers and Maryland Terrapins meet Saturday in college football action at Maryland Stadium.
The Towson Tigers look for another victory after shutting out Morgan State in their season opener. The Towson Tigers have lost eight of their last 11 road games. Morgan Mahalak is completing 42.1 percent of his passes for 41 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions. Mahalak and Ryan Stover are completing a combined 41.9 percent of their passes. Shane Simpson and Jabari Greenwood have combined for 32 receiving yards on seven receptions while Shane Leatherbury has two receptions. The Towson Tigers ground game is averaging 17 yards per contest, and Simpson leads the way with 21 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Towson is allowing zero points and 234 yards per game. Keon Paye leads the Towson Tigers with eight tackles, Bryce Carter has one sack and Monty Fenner has one interception.
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The Maryland Terrapins look for a quick 2-0 start after beating up on the Texas Longhorns. The Maryland Terrapins have won four of their last six home games. Tyrrell Pigrome is completing 75 percent of his passes for 175 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Pigrome has four touchdown passes on 83 career pass attempts. D.J. Moore and Taivon Jacobs have combined for 113 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jacquille Veii has one reception. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 263 yards per contest, and Ty Johnson leads the way with 132 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 41 points and 473 yards per game. Shane Cockerille leads the Maryland Terrapins with seven tackles, Jermaine Carter, Jr. has two sacks and JC Jackson has one interception.
The Terrapins are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and the under is 4-0-1 in Terrapins last 5 games in September.
This is a serious letdown spot for Maryland after beating Texas and being one of the top stories of the weekend. The Terps could easily come out flat and win by 15 or 20 points. However, Towson doesn't play FBS teams very often and lost to USF by 36 points last season, it's only big boy team it's played recently. The fact the Tigers had issues moving the football last week also scares me. This is a ton of points and I wouldn't bet this game personally, but if forced to pick, I'd side with the Terps in a blowout.