Maryland Terrapins (2-3) at Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 10, 2015, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -32 -- Over/Under:
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The Maryland Terrapins and Ohio State Buckeyes square off Saturday at Ohio Stadium.
The Maryland Terrapins could use a big victory after losing three of their last four games. Caleb Rowe is completing 44 percent of his passes for 428 yards, four touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Rowe and Perry Hills have produced 14 interceptions. Levern Jacobs and D.J. Moore have combined for 325 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Amba Etta-Tawo has 10 receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 162.6 yards per contest, and Brandon Ross leads the way with 402 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 31.8 points and 449.4 yards per game. Jermaine Carter, Jr. leads the Terps with 54 tackles, Yannick Ngakoue has 6.5 sacks and Sean Davis has two interceptions. David Shaw is questionable.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look to remain undefeated and rebound from a close game to Indiana. Cardale Jones is completing 59.4 percent of his passes for 867 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions. Jones and J.T. Barrett have produced seven touchdown passes. Michael Thomas and Jalin Marshall have combined for 493 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Curtis Samuel has 13 receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 239.6 yards per contest, and Ezekiel Elliott leads the way with 729 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, OSU is allowing 15.2 points and 283 yards per game. Raekwon McMillan leads the Buckeyes with 54 tackles, Tyquan Lewis has 3.5 sacks and Vonn Bell has seven pass deflections. Mike Weber and Parris Campbell are questionable.
The Terrapins are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. loss and 0-5 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Buckeyes are 27-13 ATS in their last 40 games in October and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Are you really going to lay this much chalk with an Ohio State team that got outplayed by Indiana? Even at home, the Buckeyes have been a little lackluster and made games interesting. Also, while Maryland is losing games, it's not like the Terps are getting beatdown very often. I don't love this game at all, but if forced to pick, I'm fading OSU until it starts to play like a national championship team.