Maryland vs. Indiana - 10/28/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Maryland vs. Indiana - 10/28/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Indiana Hoosiers (3-4) at Maryland Terrapins (3-4)

College Football: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Maryland Stadium)

The Line: Maryland Terrapins +4.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Indiana Hoosiers and Maryland Terrapins meet Saturday in college football action at Maryland Stadium.

The Indiana Hoosiers could use a big road victory here to get back to a .500 record. The Indiana Hoosiers have lost five of their last seven road games. Peyton Ramsey is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 973 yards, seven touchdowns and four interceptions. Ramsey has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Simmie Cobbs Jr. and Luke Timian have combined for 730 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Ian Thomas has 17 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 131.2 yards per contest, and Morgan Ellison leads the way with 473 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 24.6 points and 341.7 yards per game. Tegray Scales leads the Indiana Hoosiers with 56 tackles, Allen Stallings IV has 2.5 sacks and Jonathan Crawford has one interception. 

The Maryland Terrapins also need a victory here after losing four of their last five games. The Maryland Terrapins have split their last eight home games. Max Bortenschlager is completing 49.3 percent of his passes for 686 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Bortenschlager has four touchdown passes and one interception in his last three games. D.J. Moore and Taivon Jacobs have combined for 914 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Jahrvis Davenport has five receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 173.1 yards per contest, and Ty Johnson leads the way with 571 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 36.7 points and 439.1 yards per game. Jermaine Carter, Jr. leads the Maryland Terrapins with 47 tackles, Andrew Isaacs has 1.5 sacks and JC Jackson has three interceptions.

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The Hoosiers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Terrapins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in October, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Terrapins last 4 games overall and the under is 7-3 in Hoosiers last 10 games overall.

After a strong start to the season, Maryland is back to being Maryland, a team that struggles on both sides of the ball and getting blown out weekly. Indiana doesn't have a ton of victories in its own right, but it hung around with Ohio State opening week, took Michigan to overtime and had its chances to beat a hot Michigan State squad. The Hoosiers are a tough football team that competes and could easily have a winning record with a bounce here or a bounce there. Indiana is simply the better team between these two, and if the Hoosiers bring the same energy they've played with all season, they'll win and cover this weekend. 

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Randy’s Pick Indiana Hoosiers -4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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