Big Ten CFB Picks: Maryland vs Rutgers 12/12/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

Big Ten CFB Picks: Maryland vs Rutgers 12/12/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-5) at Maryland Terrapins (2-2)

College Football: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium)

The Line: Maryland Terrapins -7.5 -- Over/Under: 57.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Maryland Terrapins face of with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in Big Ten conference college football action from Capital One Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will look to bounce back from a 5th loss in 6 games after a 23-7 loes to Penn State last time out. Noah Vedral has thrown for 1,217 yards, 9 touchdowns and 8 interceptions on 63.1% passing while Artur Sitkowski has 214 yards and.2 touchdowns on 68.3% passing this season. Isaih Pacheco has a team-high 394 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns while Bo Melton has a team-high 37 catches for 512 yards and 6 scores. Shameen Jones has 28 catches for 317 yards and 3 scores while Aron Cruickshank has 31 grabs for 225 receiving yards. On defense, Olakunle Fatukasi has a team-high 91 total tackles including a team-high 40 solo tackles and a pair of sacks while Mohamed Toure has a team-high 3 sacks for the Scarlet Knights this season.

The Maryland Terrapins will look to bounce back after a 27-11 loss to Indiana last time out to fall to 2-2 on the year. Taulia Tagovailoa has thrown for 1,011 yards, 7 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 61.5% passing while Jake Funk leads the Terps in rushing with 336 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. Dontay Demus Jr. has a team-high 342 receiving yards while Rakim Jarrett has 213 receiving yards and Jeshaun Jones has 152 receiving yards for Maryland this season. On defense, Chance Campbell leads Maryland with 32 total tackles including 23 solo tackles while Ruben Hyppolite II and Mosiah Nasili-Kite each have a pair of sacks this season.

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Rutgers is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games in December. Maryland is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on turf and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games following a bye week while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.

This is a tough one to call as Rutgers is struggling mightily, but Maryland’s only had one game in the last month and didn’t look good in that game. Instead of trying to figure out a side in this one, I’m going to side with the under. I just envision this being a sloppy game with a lot of running the football and a ton of missed plays from both sides that keep this one under the number.

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Chris’s Pick Under 57.5

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

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