Maryland vs. Michigan - 11/2/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Michigan Wolverines (6-2) at Maryland Terrapins (3-5)
College Football: Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Maryland Stadium)
The Line: Maryland Terrapins +18.5 -- Over/Under:
The Michigan Wolverines and Maryland Terrapins meet Saturday in college football action at Maryland Stadium.
The Michigan Wolverines look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Michigan Wolverines have lost two of their last three road games. Shea Patterson is completing 57 percent of his passes for 1,622 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions. Patterson has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 16 games. Ronnie Bell and Nico Collins have combined for 826 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Tarik Black has 18 receptions. The Michigan Wolverines ground game is averaging 172.6 yards per contest, and Zach Charbonnet leads the way with 531 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Michigan is allowing 18.4 points and 270.4 yards per game. Khaleke Hudson leads the Michigan Wolverines with 69 tackles, Josh Uche has 5.5 sacks and Ambry Thomas has two interceptions.
The Maryland Terrapins need a win here in order to snap a three-game losing streak. The Maryland Terrapins have split their last four home games. Josh Jackson is completing 50.4 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 Tayon Fleet-Davis have combined for 659 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Chigoziem Okonkwo has 16 receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 191.1 yards per contest, and Javon Leake leads the way with 543 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 29 points and 424.1 yards per game. Ayinde Eley leads the Maryland Terrapins with 61 tackles, Keandre Jones has six sacks and Jordan Mosley has one interception.
The Wolverines are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on fieldturf and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Terrapins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The Wolverines are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the favorite is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Terrapins last 5 home games. The over is 38-16-1 in Wolverines last 55 games overall.
The Michigan Wolverines have failed to cover five of their last seven games as a double-digit road favorite. The Maryland Terrapins have failed to cover 11 of their last 17 games as a double-digit home underdog. Michigan finally looked good in a big game in a blowout win over Notre Dame, so that could have been a turning point for this program or it could create a letdown spot here. Outside of a blowout win over Rutgers, the Maryland Terrapins have looked awful these last two months and are losing their last three games by an average of 24.6 points. Backing Maryland in its current form isn't an option, so it's Michigan and the big chalk or pass.