Ohio State vs. Maryland - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio State vs. Maryland
Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:01 PM (Ohio Stadium)
Ohio State Buckeyes -42.0 . Total 64.0
The Maryland Terrapins takes their (3-6) record on the road to take on the host, the 3rd ranked Ohio State Buckeyes. Ohio State enters this matchup with a unblemished record of (8-0). Maryland has lost 4 in a row and most recently lost to Michigan 38-7. Last time out, the Buckeyes blew out the 13th ranked Wisconsin Badgers 38-7.
Maryland was never in this game, as the Terrapins got behind early. Michigan took a quick 7-0 lead, after returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Maryland was down 35-0 before scoring their first and only touchdown of the game. The Terrapins only touchdown came on a kick return. Javon Leake returned a kickoff late in the 3rd quarter for 97 yds. Maryland was out gained by Michigan 331 to 233 in the game. The Terrapins were held to just 104 yds passing. Maryland had 1 turnover in the loss.
Ohio State and Wisconsin were scoreless after the 1st quarter and then it was all Buckeyes from the 2nd quarter to the end. Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields completed 12 of 22 pass attempts for 167 yds and 2 touchdowns. Running back J.K. Dobbins had an outstanding game. Dobbins rushed for 163 yds on 20 carries and found the end zone twice. Chris Olave added 7 receptions, 93 yds, and 2 scores. Ohio State had 431 total yds compared to the Badgers 191. The Buckeyes forced two turnovers.
Recent Betting Trends:
Maryland is 1-4 ATS vs a team with a winning record.
Maryland is 5-16 ATS in their last 21 road games.
The over is 7-2 in Maryland's last 9 games following a double-digit home loss.
Ohio State is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
Ohio State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games.
The under is 4-1-1 in Ohio State's last 6 home games.
This is a huge spread, but Maryland has proven however big the spread is, the Terrapins opponent has a great chance to cover the big spread. Maryland has lost by an average of 39.5 points in 4 of their last 5 losses. During Ohio State's last 7 wins, the Buckeyes are winning by an average of 42 points. The Buckeyes are also 7-1 AST at home this year, while Maryland is 1-3 ATS on the road. Fields and company should be to much for Maryland in this game. I am confident that Ohio State can get it done and cover at home, against a bad Maryland team. Final score prediction, Ohio State will win and cover, 52-7.