Big Ten: Maryland vs Minnesota 10/30/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

Big Ten: Maryland vs Minnesota 10/30/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Golden Gophers (0-1) at Maryland Terrapins (0-1)

College Football: Friday, October 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Maryland Stadium)

The Line: Maryland Terrapins +20 -- Over/Under: 61 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Maryland Terrapins meet in Big Ten conference college football action from Capital One Field on Friday night.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers will look to rebound from a season-opening 49-24 loss to Michigan in their last game. Tanner Morgan threw for 197 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 18 of 31 passing while Mohamed Ibrahim had 140 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns on 26 carries. Rashod Bateman accounted for more than half of Minnesota’s receiving production, catching 9 passes for 101 yards. Chris Autman-Bell’s lone catch went for 45 yards while Ko Kleft had a pair of catches for 29 yards and a score. Defensively, Tyler Nubin had a team-high 8 total tackles with 7 solo tackles while Boye Mate added a sack for the Gophers in defeat.

The Maryland Terrapins will also look for a bounce back after ending up on the wrong end of a 43-3 beatdown at the hands of Northwestern last time out. Taulia Tagovailoa threw for 94 yards and 3 interceptions on 14 of 25 passing while Lance LeGendre completed all four of his pass attempts for 49 yards. Jake Funk led Maryland with 35 rushing yards and Peny Boone had 30 rushing yards. Nick DeGennaro led the Terps with 42 receiving yards on 3 catches while Dontay Demus Jr. had 4 grabs for 41 yards and Jeshaun Jones had a team-high 5 catches for 37 yards. On defense, Chance Campbell had a team-high 14 total tackles with 10 solo tackles including 1.5 tackles for a loss while Anthony Booker Jr. also had 1.5 TFLs.

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Minnesota is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games as a road favorite. Maryland is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 8-20 ATS in their last 28 games as an underdog while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 conference games.

This is a lot of points to lay on the road, but Maryland looked lifeless against a Northwestern team that wasn’t much different from the team that struggled through conference play last year except for an upgrade at quarterback. Minnesota is a much better team than what they showed in their opener and got humiliated by Michigan at home. I think the Gophers wake up and put the boots to Maryland in this one so I’ll lay the points with Minnesota in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Minnesota -20

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