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Maryland vs. Indiana - 11/21/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indiana Hoosiers (4-6) at Maryland Terrapins (2-8)
Date & Time Saturday November 21, 2015, 12:00 PM (EST)
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The Line: Maryland Terrapins -2.5 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | Indiana Hoosiers (4-6) at Maryland Terrapins (2-8)

The Indiana Hoosiers and Maryland Terrapins play Saturday afternoon at Byrd Stadium.

The Indiana Hoosiers need to win out in order to become a bowl eligible. Nate Sudfeld is completing 59.9 percent of his passes for 2,449 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions. Sudfeld has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Ricky Jones and Simmie Cobbs Jr. have combined for 1,388 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Mitchell Paige has 36 receptions. The Indiana Hoosiers ground game is averaging 197.9 yards per contest, and Jordan Howard leads the way with 1,199 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 38.1 points and 511.7 yards per game. Marcus Oliver leads the Hoosiers with 84 tackles, Jonathan Crawford has three interceptions and Nick Mangieri has seven sacks. Isaac James is questionable with a shoulder injury.

The Maryland Terrapins need a win here to snap a seven-game losing streak. Perry Hills is completing 50 percent of his passes for 985 yards, eight touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Hills has two passing touchdowns in his last three games. Levern Jacobs and D.J. Moore have combined for 658 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Taivon Jacobs has 16 receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 169.3 yards per contest, and Hills leads the way with 542 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 32.5 points and 396.9 yards per game. Jermaine Carter, Jr. leads the Terps with 83 tackles, Anthony Nixon has three interceptions and Yannick Ngakoue has 12 sacks. Brad Craddock, Damian Prince and Derwin Gray are questionable.

The Hoosiers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Terrapins are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss. 

The Terps are the favrotie? This doesn't make sense to me. Maryland has looked awful pretty much all year and has lost seven straight. Indiana is capable of being a scoring machine and still has a shot at a bowl game. I'll gladly take the free points and the better team. 

Indiana Hoosiers +2.5

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