Free Week 7 Prediction: Golden Gophers vs Terrapins Odds
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(3-2) Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Maryland Terrapins (4-1)
Date: Saturday, October 16
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland
NCAA Football Spread: Maryland -6.5
NCAA Betting Total: 49.5
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Both of these teams are doing a little better than expected in the B10. Neither is going to threaten the really good teams but it will be games like this that will determine just where they are in the pecking order.
Minnesota is looking for their first conference win after a couple of close losses. On the road it will be tough.
Maryland was building some pub thanks to a 4-0 start but got put in their place a little bit last week when they lost at home to Penn State.
This team does look much improved over last year but it was obvious that they are not quite ready…and that was only against PSU. If they have turned a corner they should bounce back this weekend.
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Minnesota is looking to get back to winning after starting 3-0. Unfortunately it looks like they will be without senior QB Mitch Leidner. Leidner is far from elite but he has a lot of experience and can do a little bit of everything.
The Gophers are probably the most balanced team in the nation on offense with 203ypg on the ground and 202.4ypg through the air. They will need a lot more offense than they showed a week ago against Iowa – (7 points/268 yards).
The defense for the Gophers has mostly been solid. They held Iowa to just 14 points and have yet to give up 30 points in a game this season.
They have not faced a dynamic offense though and style of play certainly plays into those numbers. If they can run the ball and keep the pace kind of moderate they have a chance to the road upset.
The Terps were 4-0 with a beatdown of Purdue to start the B10 slate but hit a speed bump last week against Penn State.
The defense evaporated showing that the program still has a lot of work to do, especially because PSU is far from an elite or inventive offense team. They gave up more than 500 yards of offense, including more than 200 yards on the ground to Saquon Barkley.
Minnesota can run the ball so they will have to tighten that up significantly.
Maryland is entering a critical portion of their schedule. Coming off the loss they have to have a quick memory with the most difficult games coming, save a final week tilt against Rutgers.
If they are not able to get right a 4-0 start could lead to a 5 win campaign that included no bowl action. A defense that has yielded less than 20ppg will have to stay strong.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 6-0 in Golden Gophers last 6 games after accumulating less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Golden Gophers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- Golden Gophers are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss.
- Under is 3-0-1 in Terrapins last 4 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Terrapins are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game.
- Terrapins are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.
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I am a semi believer in the trajectory of the Maryland program now. D.J. Durkin has proven to be a solid coach, so far, and Minnesota is the kind of bland opponent that is just perfect for getting the confidence back in his troops.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Maryalnd -6.5
Look for Maryland to come out strong early and try to put the Gophers away by putting them on their heels. Once they establish themselves the game is likely to get pretty boring.
Minnesota just doesn’t have many ways to go to try and reverse the momentum.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Maryland 31 – Minnesota 17
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