Free Week 2 Prediction: Orange vs. Terrapins Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) Syracuse Orange vs. Maryland Terrapins (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 7th 2019
Time: 12:00 pm EST
Venue: Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland
NCAA Football Spread: Maryland -1.5
NCAA Betting Total: 57
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The Orange and the Terps both started their seasons on the right football, with
Syracuse QB Tommy Devito has big shoes to fill this season. Last season, senior QB Eric Dungey lead the Orange to a 10-3 record, including a narrow 3 point loss against eventual champs Clemson in death valley.
Devito’s first start at for the Orange was pretty disappointing; throwing for 176 yards, 0 td’s, and 2 interceptions against the lowly Liberty Flames.
Luckily for Syracuse, senior running back Moe Neal was able to spark the ground game, rushing for 89 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown.
The most impressive unit was the defense, which pitched a shut out. Syracuse is going to need that same kind of defensive intensity if they plan on matching the Terps high powered offense.
I think the defense plays well against the Terps, I just don’t see the offense being able to move the ball with fluidity.
A couple of turnovers and 3 and outs will leave the Terps with a short field, inevitably leading to too many points for the Orange to keep up with.
The Terps got their season off to a hot start, scoring 79 points while blanking the lowly Howard Bison on the defensive end.
Virginia Tech transfer Josh Jackson was under center for the first time in a Maryland uniform and he looked very solid; completing 15 of 24 passes for 245 yards and 4 scores.
One player from last week who was seldom used, most likely due to this weeks matchup, was Anthony McFarland Jr. Last season, McFarland rushed for 1,034 yards on just 134 carries, good for an average of 7.9 yards per carry.
If he gets going in this one, the Terps may just blow the doors off of the Orange.
Look for Mcfarland and Jackson to make enough big plays against this stout Syracuse defense to get the W at home.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 9-2 in SYR last 11 games in September.
- SYR are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games.
- Under is 8-3 in SYR last 11 road games.
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Look for Maryland to take care of a Syracuse team that I believe is in the top 25 soley because of last season.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Maryland -1.5
I just don’t believe Tommy Devito is going to be able to build on the success that the Orange had with Eric Dungey under center. Give me the Terps as short favorites at home.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Maryland 35 – Syracuse 21
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