Free Week 9 Prediction: Fighting Illini vs. Terrapins Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 9
(3-4) Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Maryland Terrapins (4-3)
Date: Saturday, October 27th 2018
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland
NCAA Football Spread: Maryland -18
NCAA Betting Total: 52
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We have reached week nine of the college football season which means a lot of conference showdowns. In this game it’s a Big Ten showdown when the Illinois Fighting Illini make the trip to Maryland to take on the Terrapins.
This is the first meeting ever between the two teams.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Some have to wonder how long the Illinois Fighting Illini are going to give Lovie Smith because since taking over nothing has improved.
They have three wins on the season but they really haven’t beaten anyone and the only win in the Big Ten was against Rutgers, a terrible team.
The biggest issue as of late for the Illini has been on the defensive side of the ball. Against Purdue two weeks ago they gave up 46 points and last week against Wisconsin they gave up 49.
On the offensive side of the ball they are a run first team averaging 226.9 yards per game on the ground and that is going to be key in this game.
They need to try and control the time of possession and hope that will slow down how many points the Terrapins can put up.
On the other side of this matchup is the Maryland Terrapins who are having an up and down season but com into this game off a bad loss.
They faced the Iowa Hawkeyes which was a tough opponent but the offense couldn’t get anything going putting up zero points.
That seems to be the story of year for the Terrapins because you never know which team will show up on the offensive side.
In this game they need the good offense to show up, and hope they can run up the score. If they can get this game into a shootout they should have no issue winning this game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
Over is 7-2 in ILL last 9 road games.
Over is 6-2 in ILL last 8 games as a road underdog.
ILL are 6-13 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
MD are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in October.
Over is 6-2 in MD last 8 games in October.
MD are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games on fieldturf.
Free Week 9 NCAA Football Pick
The Terrapins are the better team but I think the Illini are going to be fired up.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Fighting Illini
The Terrapins will win the game, but the Fighting Illini will cover.
Week 9 Free Score Prediction: Maryland 24 – Illinois 14
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