Maryland vs Ohio State Prediction -College Football Picks 10/7/23

Ohio State Buckeyes (4-0) vs Maryland Terrapins (5-0)

Game Info: Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm (Ohio Stadium)

Betting Odds: Ohio State Buckeyes -21 -- Over/Under: 58.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Maryland Terrapins and Ohio State Buckeyes face off on Saturday in a college football showdown at Ohio Stadium. 

Ohio State Coming Off Bye Week

Ohio State is coming off a bye week but their last win was sure an impressive win. Ohio State only gave up only 14 points to Notre Dame and that was enough to secure the victory. Kyle McCord had a strong game completing 21 of his 37 passes for 240 yards. Ohio State’s offense has been good, but even more impressive has been the defense. Ohio State is averaging 34.5 points while their defense is giving up 8.5 points per game. The defense is the second best in college football. 

Ohio State Betting Trends

  • Ohio State has won each of its last 45 games against non-AP-ranked teams at Ohio Stadium.
  • Ohio State has covered the spread in seven of its last eight October games as a favorite against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Ohio State has won the first quarter in each of its last seven games against conference opponents at Ohio Stadium.
  • Ohio State has won the first half in 22 of its last 23 games against conference opponents at Ohio Stadium.
  • Each of Ohio State's last six October games as a favorite against non-AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.

Maryland Needs Some Strong Offense

Maryland has had some strong offense heading into this game, and they are going to need the offense to continue to be strong here. In the last game against Indiana, Maryland scored 44 points and that was enough for the blowout victory. Taulia Tagovailoa completed 24 of his 34 passes for 352 yards and four touchdowns. Maryland is averaging 38.6 points while their defense is giving up 13.2 points per game. The offense is ranked 15th while the pitching is ranked 16th. 

Maryland Betting Trends

  • Maryland has won each of its last seven games.
  • Maryland has failed to cover the spread in each of its last seven October games against AP-ranked teams.
  • Maryland has lost the first half in 21 of its last 26 road games against conference opponents.
  • Eleven of Maryland's last 12 games against top-10 AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.

Shane’s Free Pick

This total is too low. Maryland is going to continue their offensive success here. Maryland is averaging 38.6 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Their defense is going to really struggle here, and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to end up behind higher scoring. Both teams are going to run up the score and the over is going to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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