Free NCAA Football Prediction: Hawkeyes vs. Terrapins Odds
Looking for Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins free picks? College football betting sees the Hawkeyes taking on the Terrapins on Friday, October 1st at Capital One Field in College Park, Maryland. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football game Week 5 predictions like this Iowa Maryland free pick.
College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 4
(4-0) Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins (4-0)
Date: Friday, October 1st, 2021
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: Capital One Field, College Park, Maryland
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Hawkeyes -4, Terrapins +4
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Hawkeyes -185, Terrapins +155
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 46.5
The Maryland Terrapins will welcome the Iowa Hawkeyes to town this weekend for some Big Ten action. Both teams enter this contest undefeated.
HISTORY: Maryland and Iowa have only met three times since the Terps joined the Big Ten, and Iowa leads the all-time series 2-1.
5)Iowa was able to avoid the upset and dispatch Colorado State at home last weekend. An interception led to them trailing at halftime, but a stifling defense and a pair of touchdowns would lead them to a 24-14 victory.
Spencer Petras made the timely throws he needed to last week. The junior quarterback went 15-23 for 224 passing yards while tossing multiple touchdowns for the first time this season with one interception. Petras was decent in his first road test against Iowa State, but the Hawkeyes might need more from him this time around.
Tyler Goodson has been the focal point of Iowa’s offense through the first month of the season. He gained 91 all-purpose yards in the win over Colorado State, but failed to score for the first time this year. Goodson leads the team with 364 rushing yards on 80 carries, and five touchdowns.
Kirk Ferentz has leaned heavily on the ground game so far, and hasn’t asked for much more than blocking from his pass catchers. Junior Sam LaPorta might be the next great Iowa tight end in line, and he leads the team with 17 catches for 214 receiving yards and two scores. Nico Ragaini leads the wideouts with nine catches for 113 yards.
Iowa has returned another stingy defense, as they’ve yet to allow more than 20 points in a game through four weeks. Junior linebacker Jack Campbell leads the with 43 tackles.
Maryland enters on the heels of their fourth straight win as well, as they were able to take down Kent State at home last weekend. The Terps took a big lead into the locker room, didn’t look back, cruising to a 37-16 victory and covering their third spread of the season.
Taulia Tagovailoa has been the catalyst to the Terps great start. He’s settled all the way in after transferring from Alabama, and he might just crash the party in the Big Ten this season. Tagovailoa is coming off of a season high 384 passing yards, bringing his season totals to 1,340 yards, with ten touchdowns to just one interception.
Tayon Fleet-Davis brings experience and versatility to the backfield. He’s gained for 311 rushing yards on 44 carries, with 14 catches for 102 receiving yards. Fleet-Davis scored twice in the win over Kent State, bringing his season total to five (four rush, one rec).
Dontay Demus Jr. leads a talented group of wideouts. The senior receiver ranks tenth in the country with 446 receiving yards on 24 receptions with three touchdowns. Rakim Jarrett brings a physical presence to the outside, and he’s second on the Terps with 17 catches for 265 yards and three scores. Junior Jeshaun Jones has 15 catches for 201 yards.
Maryland had another strong weekend defensively, getting to the quarterback five times, forcing a pair of turnovers, and making Kent State go 4/16 on third downs.
Free Week 5 NCAA Football Pick
The Hawkeyes were darlings to bettors during the first two weeks of the season, but after two slow starts they failed to cover in a pair of manageable spots. A third sluggish beginning could lead to their first loss of the season, as the host possess a thriving, high-powered offense.
4* Free Week 5 NCAA Betting Pick: Maryland ML (+155)
Iowa has earned their top-five ranking and proved defense can travel, but deficiencies on the offensive end could find them in trouble in College Park. Taulia Tagovailoa is a stud, and he could show the country in primetime this Friday night. We like the Terrapins aerial attack and we trust their lead signal caller. Take Maryland’s moneyline as bettors could receive an early gift going into Saturday. Also eye the under just in-case those Hawkeyes come to play.
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