Penn State vs. Maryland - 11/24/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Penn State vs. Maryland - 11/24/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland Terrapins (5-6) at Penn State Nittany Lions (8-3)

College Football: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Beaver Stadium)

The Line: Penn State Nittany Lions -13.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Maryland Terrapins and Penn State Nittany Lions meet Saturday in college football action at Beaver Stadium.

The Maryland Terrapins look to snap a three-game losing streak and make a bowl appearance for the fourth time in the last six years. The Maryland Terrapins have lost three straight road games. Kasim Hill is completing 49.4 percent of his passes for 1,083 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Hill has one or less touchdown passes in 10 of his 13 career games. Taivon Jacobs and Jeshaun Jones have combined for 569 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Dontay Demus has 10 receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 244.3 yards per contest, and Anthony McFarland leads the way with 1,022 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 27.8 points and 374.5 yards per game. Tre Watson leads the Maryland Terrapins with 110 tackles, Byron Cowart has three sacks and Darnell Savage Jr. has four interceptions.

The Penn State Nittany Lions look to win at least nine games on the season for the third straight year. The Penn State Nittany Lions have won four of their last six home games. Trace McSorley is completing 53.3 percent of his passes for 2,054 yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. McSorley has two or more touchdown passes in 11 of his last 17 games. KJ Hamler and Pat Freiermuth have combined for 926 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Juwan Johnson has 21 receptions. The Penn State Nittany Lions ground game is averaging 199.3 yards per contest, and Miles Sanders leads the way with 1,095 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Penn State is allowing 21.5 points and 363.6 yards per game. Micah Parsons leads the Penn State Nittany Lions with 65 tackles, Yetur Gross-Matos has eight sacks and Amani Oruwariye has three interceptions.

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The Terrapins are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 road games, 5-13 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games in November. The Nittany Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November and 23-9-2 ATS in their last 34 games overall. The over is 13-5 in Nittany Lions last 18 games overall.

The Maryland Terrapins should have a win over the Ohio State Buckeyes on their resume, and their last two games have been decided by a combined three points. The Penn State Nittany Lions can still play for a possible 10-win season and the defense has woken up the last two games, which is a positive sign. The Maryland Terrapins have failed to cover five of their last eight games as a double-digit underdog. The Penn State Nittany Lions have failed to cover seven of their last 10 games as a double-digit favorite. I'm honestly not sure how the Maryland Terrapins rebound from the way they lost to Ohio State last week. The Terps have been through everything this season and that could be the straw that breaks the back of these kids. I wouldn't be shocked if the Penn State Nittany Lions drop the wood on Maryland and win this game by 20-plus points. I'm going to eat the chalk.

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Randy’s Pick Penn State Nittany Lions -13.5

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

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