Maryland at Rutgers 10/5/19 - College Football Picks & Predictions

Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins
Date & Time: 10/5/2019, 4:00 PM UTC
Location: Stadium
Latest Odds: MAR -14.5 O/U 54
TV Channel: BTN

When Maryland plays at Rutgers Saturday someone is going to end a losiing streak. Maryland got off to a good start, winning its first two games, one over a ranked team. The Terrapins have lost two since then, and were blown out by Penn State last week. Rutgers won its first game, and has lost three since then by big margins. Both teams gave up more than 50 points last week and neither scored.

Rutgers announced Sunday it has fired its head coach and its offensive coordinator. Rutgers has been shut out twice and scored only 16 points over the last three games.

For Maryland Josh Jackson has passed for 789 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Anthony McFarland has rushed for 249 yards, and Javon Leake has run for 197 with an 8.2 yard per carry average. Dontay Demus has 185 yards receiving and Darryl Jones has 138. The Terps have tried only one field goal this season and it was missed.

Arthur Sitkowski has passed for 429 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions for Rutgers. Isaiha Pacheco has rushed for 262 yards and four touchdowns. Rasheem Blackshear has 88 yards and two touchdowns receiving to lead the Scarlet Knights. Through four games Rutgers has three touchdowns passing and four rushing. The Scarlett Knights are averaging 3.4 yards per rush.

Maryland has won three of the last five games between these two teams. Four times the visiting team has won. Maryland is averaging winning by a 39-24 score, while Rutgers is averaging losing by a 33-16 margin.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Terrapins are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games.
  • Scarlet Knights are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Over is 7-0 in Terrapins last 7 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Under is 6-1 in Scarlet Knights last 7 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
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Free NCAA Football Pick: Maryland Terrapins -14.5

Both of the teams have to figure out how to play defense this week and the Terrapins have a better chance of figuring this out than the Scarlet Knights. The Rutgers team has played decent at times, but after such a hard loss to Michigan the Scarlet Knights are definitely lacking in confidence heading into this game here. Look for the Terrapins to find their offense again and the defense to show up against a team that cannot really bring a big time offensive game here. Final Score Prediction, Maryland Terrapins win and cover ATS 35-14.


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