Free Week 12 Prediction: Buckeyes vs Terrapins Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 12
(9-1) Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Maryland Terrapins (5-5)
Date: Saturday, Novemeber 17th, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland
NCAA Football Spread: Ohio State Buckeyes -14.5
NCAA Betting Total: 58.5
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This game features two Big Ten East division foes. This game is critical for the Buckeyes if they hope to make the Big Ten title game and have a chance to make the top four at the end of the season.
Maryland has only been in the Ben Ten for a few years, but they have yet to beat the Buckeyes. Maryland is 0-4 against Ohio State and have lost every game against them by three scores or more. They will be looking for a monster upset to eliminate the Buckeyes from the College Football Playoffs.
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Buckeyes are in a must win situation since they have that blow out loss to Purdue. They still have Michigan looming, so they cannot afford to lose another game. The Buckeyes have struggled recently, but given the stakes of their final two games expect them to step up their game.
The Buckeyes offense is centered around quarterback, Dwayne Haskins. He has thrown for 3280 yards this season and has 33 passing touchdowns to show for. Because of Haskins, the Buckeyes are 3rd in the country in passing yards per game and 11th in the country in points per game. Haskins needs to have a clean and productive game if the Buckeyes are going to avoid a monumental upset.
The good news for the Buckeyes is the backup quarterback is forced to start because of the injury, but the bad news is they will likely have very little film on this new quarterback so they may not be ready for the play-calling from the Terrapins. The key for the Buckeyes is shutting down the run, so the quarterback is forced to beat them through the air.
Maryland has had an up and down season all year, but now have the chance to score a major win for their program. This past week their quarterback, was ruled out for the season with a torn ACL, so they will have to rely on their backup against the number ten team in the country.
Offensively the Terrapins have had the most success running the ball. They have six different players with 150 yards or more so they can definitely mix things up to keep the Buckeyes on their toes. With the backup quarterback having to play, expect the Terrapins to focus on the run game as much as possible to take pressure off the quarterback.
The Maryland has had success defending the pass this year. Since Ohio State is known for their passing attack, the Terrapins will slow them down just enough to keep their team in the game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- OSU are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in November.
- Over is 7-3 in OSU last 10 road games.
- Over is 8-3 in MD last 11 games as a home underdog.
- Over is 13-5 in MD last 18 games as an underdog.
- Over is 11-5 in MD last 16 conference games.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Pick
The Buckeyes will win this game to keep their hopes alive, but they will not blow out Maryland like they are expected.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Maryland Terrapins +14.5
Because Ohio State has struggled in the past few weeks, it will allow Maryland to keep the game close and cover the spread.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Ohio State 35 – Maryland 24
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