Canceled: Maryland vs Michigan State College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/19/20

Canceled: Maryland vs Michigan State College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/19/20 Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Spartans (2-5) at Maryland Terrapins (2-3)

College Football: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium)

The Line: Maryland Terrapins -1.5 -- Over/Under: 48.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Michigan State Spartans and Maryland Terrapins meet Saturday in week 16 college football action at Capital One Field.

The Michigan State Spartans could use a win here after losing four of their last five games. The Michigan State Spartans have lost two of their last three road games. Rocky Lombardi is completing 53.5 percent of his passes for 1,090 yards, eight touchdowns and nine interceptions. Lombardi and Payton Thorne have combined for 11 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. Jalen Nailor and Jayden Reed have combined for 922 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Ricky White has 10 receptions. The Michigan State Spartans ground game is averaging 91.4 yards per contest, and Jordon Simmons leads the way with 219 yards on 56 carries. Defensively, Michigan State is allowing 35.1 points and 396.7 yards per game. Antjuan Simmons leads the Michigan State Spartans with 75 tackles, Drew Beesley has three sacks and Shakur Brown has five interceptions.

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The Maryland Terrapins need a win here to finish their season with a .500 record. The Maryland Terrapins have split their last two home games. Taulia Tagovailoa is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 1,011 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. Tagovailoa and Eric Najarian have combined for nine touchdown passes and seven interceptions. Dontay Demus Jr. and Rakim Jarrett have combined for 617 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Brian Cobbs has 13 receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 144.4 yards per contest, and Jake Funk leads the way with 516 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 32 points and 430 yards per game. Chance Campbell leads the Maryland Terrapins with 42 tackles, Mosiah Nasili-Kite has four sacks and Nick Cross has one interception.

The Spartans are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 conference games and 6-18 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The Terrapins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in December and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Terrapins last 7 games overall. The under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings.

The Michigan State Spartans put up a fight last week aging Penn State, but they're not nearly as good defensively as they've been in years past and the offense is limited due to zero running game. The Maryland Terrapins are coming off a tough overtime loss to Rutgers, and they struggle to finish drives offensively while the defense can't stop the run. I'm not thrilled about backing either of these clubs, but Maryland has been the more competitive team overall this season and the Terps are at home. I'd back Maryland in this near toss up if forced to pick. 

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Randy’s Pick Maryland Terrapins -1.5

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

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