Free NCAA Football Prediction: Terrapins vs. Buckeyes Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 6
(4-1) Maryland Terrapins vs. Ohio State Buckeyes (4-1)
Date: Saturday, October 9th, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Terrapins +21, Buckeyes -21
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Terrapins +775 Buckeyes -1500
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 71
Two teams from the Big Ten will be squaring off on Saturday when the Maryland Terrapins visit the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Maryland is coming off a loss in week 5 and Ohio State is coming off a win.
When I first checked on Monday, the Buckeyes were laying 19 points, but that number is now up to 21. The total has gone from 68.5 to 71.
Maryland did not have very high expectations for this season. I think it is fair to say that some folks are surprised they are 4-1.
The Terps had not played anybody all that great in the first 4 weeks, but that all changed in week 5 when they got crushed 51-14 against Iowa. The Hawkeyes easily covered the 3 point spread.
Taulia Tagovailoa was terrible on Friday. He was 16/27 with 5 interceptions. The only way to go is up for him in his next game.
The defense, which had been pretty good for the first few weeks, got totally exposed by an explosive offense in Iowa. Spencer Petras was 21/30 for 259 yards and 3 touchdowns. This unit will not get a break when they have to go against that explosive offense of Ohio State.
Ohio State Buckeyes
After a tough loss to the Oregon Ducks in week 2, the Buckeyes have since rattled off 3 wins in a row. Granted, they were not against great teams, but they are doing what they ought to do against weak competition.
The Buckeyes easily covered as 15 point favorites against Rutgers on Saturday as they won 52-13. Even though Rutgers is not good, it was still good to see them play a solid, complete game. They will look to do the same thing against this Maryland squad.
CJ Stroud looked sharp on Saturday. He was 17/23 for 330 yards and 5 touchdown passes. I look for him to have similar numbers against Maryland because I have no clue how the Terrapins will stop the Buckeyes.
The running game was effective in the win. TreVeyon Henderson ran the ball 8 times for 71 yards. Marcus Crowley also was very good in the backfield. Chris Olave was the leading receiver. He had 5 catches for 119 yards. I am sure he will get targeted a lot against Maryland.
The defense did exactly what they had to do against Rutgers. The unit forced Noah Verdal to throw 3 interceptions. I look for them to generate a good pass rush on the Maryland quarterback. If they do this, I have a hard time seeing the Terps score a lot of points.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Maryland is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against Ohio State.
- Maryland is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against Ohio State.
- Maryland is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games played in October.
- Maryland is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games played in week 6.
- Ohio State is 17-3 SU in their last 20 games.
- Ohio State is 19-1 SU in their last 20 games at home.
- Ohio State is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games played in October.
- Ohio State is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games played in week 6.
Free Week 6 NCAA Football Pick
I like Ohio State to cover the spread here.
4* Free Week 6 NCAA Betting Pick: Ohio State ATS
I have not seen many people give Maryland a chance in this one and I think that is justified. Ohio State is just a way better team in all angles of the game. I feel very confident that the Buckeyes can cover the 21 point spread. I look for them to build off what they did against Rutgers in the previous week. If the offense for OSU is in a rhythm, the Terrapins will have no chance at stopping them. Also, I have a hard time seeing the Terps put up points in this one. I could see this game being a laugher in no time. Give me the Buckeyes as big favorites here.
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