Purdue vs. Maryland - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Purdue vs. Maryland - 10/12/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland Terrapins (2-2) at Purdue Boilermakers (1-4)

College Football: Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Ross-Ade Stadium)

The Line: Purdue Boilermakers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Maryland Terrapins and Purdue Boilermakers meet Saturday in college football action at Ross-Ade Stadium.

The Maryland Terrapins need a road victory to improve to a solid 4-2 on the season. The Maryland Terrapins have lost five of their last six road games. Josh Jackson is completing 51.1 percent of his passes for 968 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. Jackson has 15 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Dontay Demus Jr. and Darryl Jones have combined for 417 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Chigoziem Okonkwo has 11 receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 218.4 yards per contest, and Anthony McFarland Jr. leads the way with 336 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 21.2 points and 365.6 yards per game. Ayinde Eley leads the Maryland Terrapins with 35 tackles, Keandre Jones has 4.5 sacks and Jordan Mosley has one interception.

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The Purdue Boilermakers need a victory here in order to snap a three-game losing streak. The Purdue Boilermakers have split their last eight home games. Elijah Sindelar is completing 64.3 percent of his passes for 978 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Sindelar has at least one touchdown pass in four of his last five games. Rondale Moore and David Bell have combined for 687 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Amad Anderson Jr. has 16 receptions. The Purdue Boilermakers ground game is averaging 50.8 yards per contest, and King Doerue leads the way with 157 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 33 points and 452.8 yards per game. Ben Holt leads the Purdue Boilermakers with 55 tackles, George Karlaftis has four sacks and Dedrick Mackey has one interception.

The Terrapins are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games on grass, 7-26 ATS in their last 33 games following a ATS win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Boilermakers are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. The over is 41-19-1 in Boilermakers last 61 home games. The under is 4-1 in Terrapins last 5 road games.

The Maryland Terrapins have failed to cover six of their last 10 games as a road favorite. The Purdue Boilermakers have failed to cover 13 of their last 17 games as a home underdog. The Maryland Terrapins have shown enough flames this season to trust them against lesser competition. It's just a matter of making sure Josh Jackson can play through his leg injury. The Purdue Boilermakers are in full struggle mode since the injury to Elijah Sindelar, and now they could be without star playmaker Rondale Moore as well. As long as Jackson is good to go for Maryland, this is a game the Terms should win comfortably. I'll lay the touchdown with the Terps on the road.

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Randy’s Pick Maryland Terrapins -6.5

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