Ohio State vs. Maryland - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Maryland Terrapins (3-6) at Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0)
College Football: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm (Ohio Stadium)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -43 -- Over/Under:
The Maryland Terrapins and Ohio State Buckeyes meet Saturday in college football action at Ohio Stadium.
The Maryland Terrapins look for a big upset victory to snap a four-game losing streak. The Maryland Terrapins have lost three of their last four road games. Josh Jackson is completing 49.7 percent of his passes for 1,065 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. Jackson has 15 touchdown passes dating back to last season. Dontay Demus Jr. and Chigoziem Okonkwo have combined for 681 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Tayon Fleet-Davis has 14 receptions. The Maryland Terrapins ground game is averaging 184.2 yards per contest, and Javon Leake leads the way with 581 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Maryland is allowing 30 points and 413.8 yards per game. Ayinde Eley leads the Maryland Terrapins with 65 tackles, Keandre Jones has six sacks and Jordan Mosley has one interception.
The Ohio State Buckeyes look to improve to 9-0 on the season to remain a national title contender. The Ohio State Buckeyes haven’t won a home game since September of 2017. Justin Fields is completing 68.8 percent of his passes for 1,659 yards, 24 touchdowns and one interception. Fields has three or more touchdown passes in five of the first eight games. Chris Olave and Binjimen Victor have combined for 766 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while KJ Hill has 30 receptions. The Ohio State Buckeyes ground game is averaging 284.2 yards per contest, and J.K. Dobbins leads the way with 1,110 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Ohio State is allowing 7.9 points and 224.3 yards per game. Jordan Fuller leads the Ohio State Buckeyes with 41 tackles, Chase Young has 13.5 sacks and Jeff Okudah has three interceptions.
The Terrapins are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Buckeyes are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 conference games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1-1 in Buckeyes last 6 home games.
The Maryland Terrapins are 1-5 ATS in their last six games as a double-digit road underdog. The Ohio State Buckeyes are 4-0 ATS in their last four home games as a double-digit home favorite. Maryland continues to have major offensive issues, scoring 17 or less points in five of their last seven games and they're not covering despite being big underdogs weekly. Ohio State has had an extra week to prepare for this contest and has covered 10 of its last 11 games despite being big favorites time and time again. This number is massive, but there's no reason to back Maryland and even less of a reason to fade OSU. It's the Buckeyes or pass.