Maryland Terrapins (3-1) at Michigan Wolverines (4-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 6, 2018, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -17.5 -- Over/Under:
The Maryland Terrapins and Michigan Wolverines meet Saturday in college football action at Michigan Stadium.
The Maryland Terrapins look for their second road win of the season to keep pace in the Big Ten East. The Maryland Terrapins have lost four of their last five road games. Kasim Hill is completing 55.3 percent of his passes for 516 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Hill has one or less touchdown passes in six of his seven career games. Taivon Jacobs and DJ Turner have combined for 261 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jeshaun Jones has five receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 258.5 yards per contest, and Ty Johnson leads the way with 300 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 22.8 points and 313.8 yards per game. Tre Watson leads the Maryland Terrapins with 39 tackles, Isaiah Davis has two sacks and Darnell Savage Jr. has one interception.
The Michigan Wolverines look for their fifth straight victory to remain in the Big Ten and college football playoff conversation. The Michigan Wolverines have won five of their last six home games. Shea Patterson is completing 68.5 percent of his passes for 905 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Patterson has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 12 games. Nico Collins and Zach Gentry have combined for 408 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Donovan Peoples-Jones has 17 receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 205.6 yards per contest, and Karan Higdon leads the way with 479 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 14.8 points and 232.6 yards per game. Devin Bush leads the Michigan Wolverines with 33 tackles, Chase Winovich has three sacks and Josh Metellus has two interceptions.
The Terrapins are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on fieldturf and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in October. The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October. The over is 5-1 in Wolverines last 6 home games and the over is 12-5 in Terrapins last 17 games overall.
Outside of their loss to the Temple Owls, the Maryland Terrapins have shown explosive ability offensively and have shown to be a pretty good team against some decent teams. Maryland has wins over Texas and Minnesota, two programs that aren't exactly pushovers. The Michigan Wolverines remain possibly the ebst defensive team in the country but the offensive production continues to be hit or miss, as Petterson is missing some easy throws and the ground game has struggled as well. If we're being honest, Michigan was lucky to win last week against Northwestern despite bing big favorites. Maryland has shown it's capable of stepping up in competition and has had an extra week to prepare for this contest. I'll take a shot with the points here.