Free Week 5 Prediction: Terrapins vs Golden Gophers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 5
(2-1) Maryland Terrapins vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (3-0)
Date: Saturday, September 30th
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota
NCAA Football Spread: Minnesota -13
NCAA Betting Total: 45
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We have reached week five of the college football season, and most of the teams have reached the conference point of their schedule.
In this game it’s a Big Ten showdown at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Maryland Terrapins come to town to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Gophers won the match up last year by the final score of 31-10.
The Maryland Terrapins started their season on a really high note beating the Texas Longhorns in Austin but since that point they have struggled, and a lot of that has to do with injury.
Towards the end of that game against the Longhorns their starting quarterback went down with a Torn ACL. In the last game against UCF their second string also went down with a torn ACL.
So in this game they will be down to their third string quarterback, and this will be his first start on the road in a hostile environment like TCF Bank Stadium.
But the bigger question mark going into this game might actually be the defense. The defense so far this season has given up 32 points per game.
They are going to need to really focus on slowing down the run in this game. The Gophers have a couple of really good running backs and they need to find a way to slow down that one two punch or it could be a long afternoon.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
On the other side of this match up is the Minnesota Golden Gophers who have played a pretty easy schedule so far this year, but they have really impressed so far this year with the schedule they have played.
They have won the first three games of the season and each game was a little different and they had to win it in a different way, but one thing has stayed the same, the defense has been fantastic.
They come into this game only allowing eight points per game, and they haven’t allowed a point in the second half of a game yet.
To win this game the offense just needs to be serviceable and the defense needs to step up to the plate again. They need to try and put pressure on the quarterback early.
They have really capitalized on turnovers so far this season so I would expect them to really try and get a few turnovers early in this game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
Maryland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Maryland is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
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The Golden Gophers are the better team and they are really going to put the hammer down early on Maryland and keep their perfect record alive.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Minnesota -13
The defense will create a couple of turnovers and that will lead the Gophers to not only win, but also cover the spread with some ease.
Week 5 Free Score Prediction: Maryland 10 – Minnesota 34
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