maryland vs rutgers ncaaf prediction

NCAAF Maryland vs Rutgers Knights Prediction 11/25/2023

The Maryland Terrapins (6-5) travel to face off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (6-5) on Saturday, November 25th. This game will be played at SHI Stadium in Piscataway and televised on BTN. Both Maryland and Rutgers will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 ET.

Maryland Terrapins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Maryland Terrapins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Maryland will be looking to rebound from a 31-24 loss to Michigan in their most recent game. The Terrapins fell behind early, trailing by -13 after the first quarter. In their most recent game, quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa finished with 31 passing attempts against Michigan. He ended the game with 247 passing yards, while completing 67.7% of his passes. Additionally, he threw two interceptions in the loss.

Maryland and Michigan combined for 55 points in the game, which was enough to surpass the over/under line of 51.5 points. Even though Maryland lost straight-up, they did cover the spread as 18.5-point underdogs.

With a 6-5 record, the Maryland Terrapins take on Rutgers. Their road record so far is (2-2) and at home (3-3).

Against the spread, Maryland has gone 5-5 this season. The Terrapins have been favored seven times compared to three games as the underdog. So far this season, the average over/under line for Maryland’s games has been 50.2 points. The Terrapins have an over/under record of 6-4 heading into this week’s game.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Rutgers will be looking to rebound from a 27-6 loss to Penn State. Heading into the fourth quarter, Rutgers trailed by a score of 16-6. Against Penn State, Gavin Wimsatt threw for 130 yards against Penn State, but did throw a touchdown pass. Overall his passer rating was 61.98 on a completion percentage of 62.5%.

Against the spread, Rutgers was not able to cover as 20-point underdogs. On the over/under, the line was 40.5 going into the game resulting in the under hitting.

So far, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 6-5, including going 1-3 on the road and 4-1 at home.

Rutgers has gone into five games as the favorite this season and four games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 4-3-2. So far in this season, Rutgers has posted an over/under record of 4-5. On average, their matchups have yielded a combined score of 41.5 points, with the typical over/under line set at 39.3 points.

Maryland Offense Breakdown

Maryland’s offense has put up an average of 28.5 points per game, placing them 51st in the NCAA rankings. Through the air, they’ve gained 277.9 passing yards on average, ranking 27th in the nation. On the ground, they’re holding the 111th position in rushing yards, with 320 rushing attempts per game this season.

The top passer for Maryland is Taulia Tagovailoa, who has accumulated 3016 passing yards and boasts a completion rate of 65.5%. He’s currently averaging 7.4 yards per passing attempt.

Rutgers Offense Breakdown

The Scarlet Knights come into their matchup vs. Maryland 32nd in college football at 418 rushing attempts per game. This has translated to an average of 169.2 rushing yards per game, placing them 52nd nationally. Additionally, they’ve been airing it out 22.3 times each game, accumulating an average of 139.9 passing yards. In terms of scoring, they stand 78th, with 22.5 points per game.

This season, Gavin Wimsatt has thrown for a total of 1486 yards while maintaining an average of 12.6 yards per completion. His completion percentage is 49.2%, and he’s recorded eight touchdowns.

Maryland Team Defense

The Terrapins defense heads into this week’s matchup with 29 sacks and sitting 1st in QB hurries. So far, they’ve allowed 23.2 points per game (88th). In the pass defense department, they’re 70th nationally, giving up 211.2 passing yards per game. Additionally, when it comes to defending the run, Maryland’s defense is allowing 125.4 rushing yards per contest.

Rutgers Team Defense

The Scarlet Knights defense comes into the game with 19 sacks, and ranked 1st in QB hurries. In terms of points allowed, they are giving up 19.1 points per game (68th). When it comes to defending the pass, they are ranked 17th in the NCAA, allowing an average of 159.1 passing yards per game. Additionally, Rutgers’ run defense comes in allowing 138.7 rushing yards per contest.

Maryland vs Rutgers Trends

  • On the road, Maryland has gone 5-5 vs. the spread.
  • Rutgers’ ATS record at home (last five) is 1-2-1.
  • In the three most recent times they were the underdog, Rutgers has put together an ATS record of 0-2-1.
  • Maryland are 3-2 in their last five games as favorites.

Maryland vs Rutgers Prediction

On the spread, I’m taking Maryland at -1.5. I’m expecting Maryland’s rushing attack to take advantage of a Rutgers defense that struggled to defend the run in their most recent game. Lock in Maryland -1.5.

Our model sees the over/under line for this matchup being to low and like the outlook of this game surpassing 44.5 points. The betting model spit out this game finishing with a combined 45 points.

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