Minnesota vs. Maryland - 10/26/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Minnesota vs. Maryland - 10/26/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Maryland Terrapins (3-4) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-0)

College Football: Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm (TCF Bank Stadium)

The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -15 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Maryland Terrapins and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Saturday in college football action at TCF Bank Stadium.

The Maryland Terrapins need a victory after losing four of their last five games. The Maryland Terrapins have lost six of their last seven 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 Chigoziem Okonkwo have combined for 630 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Darryl Jones has eight receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 207.1 yards per contest, and Javon Leake leads the way with 499 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 25.7 points and 413.6 yards per game. Ayinde Eley leads the Maryland Terrapins with 54 tackles, Keandre Jones has six sacks and Jordan Mosley has one interception.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers look for a win to improve to 8-0 and stay in the Big Ten title hunt. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have won six of their last seven home games. Tanner Morgan is completing 66.4 percent of his passes for 1,623 yards, 16 touchdowns and three interceptions. Morgan has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last six games. Rashod Bateman and Tyler Johnson have combined for 1,194 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Chris Autman-Bell has 13 receptions. The Minnesota Golden Gophers ground game is averaging 187.8 yards per contest, and Rodney Smith leads the way with 786 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 21.4 points and 294.3 yards per game. Kamal Martin leads the Minnesota Golden Gophers with 46 tackles, Sam Renner has three sacks and Antoine Winfield Jr. has four interceptions.

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The Terrapins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf, 7-16 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Golden Gophers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in October and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Golden Gophers last 6 home games. The over is 5-2 in Terrapins last 7 games on fieldturf.

The Maryland Terrapins have failed to cover seven of their last 10 games when a double-digit road underdog. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have split their last eight games ATS as a double-digit home favorite. The Maryland Terrapins have been a completely different team since their win over Syracuse, as their only win since came against Rutgers, and your local high school can beat the Scarlet Knights. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have one of the better defenses in the country, and while they don't get any national love, they're consistently beating up on teams in the Big Ten and seem to be getting stronger each week. I'd love to see this number drop a point or two so we can get under two full touchdowns, but this should be another comfortable win for the Golden Gophers regardless. 

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Randy’s Pick Minnesota Golden Gophers -15

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