Penn State at Maryland College Football Betting Odds & Prediction
Penn State at Maryland Betting Odds – NCAAF Week 5
We have a solid matchup for Friday Night Lights. The unbeaten Penn State Nittany Lions will visit a dangerous place in the College Football Week 5 when taking on the Maryland Terrapins.
Take a look at the betting odds and pick for Penn State at Maryland college football game this week.
Nittany Lions Vs Terrapins Betting Lines
|-6.5 (-115)||Spread||+6.5 (-105)|
|Over 62 (-110)||Total||Under 62 (-110)|
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What The Odds Say About The Penn State vs. Maryland NCAAF Matchup
Penn State opened -6 on the road according to the oddsmakers at MyBookie.ag. The line is currently at -6.5, but it was as high as a touchdown difference. I don’t expect to see any sudden changes from now until the start of the game.
The total opened at 60 points and now is as its highest 62.
What’s the edge for Penn State vs. Maryland?
Being 3-0 helps Penn State’s status as a Big Ten contender, but they still must play Michigan State, Michigan, and Ohio State. So that 3-0 record doesn’t have a lot of weight right now.
The Nittany Lions can’t afford to lose in Maryland. A defeat will put a potential Big Ten Championship almost out of reach unless they clean out the table the rest of the way.
Game Average Inflated
Forget about their 47.0 points per game average so far this season. The number is inflated after playing lousy teams like Idaho and Buffalo in the first two weeks of the season.
What the Lions have for themselves is a balanced offense that doesn’t turn the ball over. The team has only two turnovers in three games and two weeks ago against Pit they had none.
The team averages 281.0 passing yards against 192.0 yards rushing. As I mentioned, a balanced offense is their best asset to leave Maryland with a win.
QB Set To Make Noise
Sophomore QB Sean Clifford will make a lot a noise in the upcoming seasons, but despite his substantial numbers, we can’t forget he’s a sophomore.
Clifford posted six touchdowns in the first two games of the season, yet didn’t throw any against the Pittsburgh Panthers.
What’s the edge for Maryland vs. Penn State?
Maryland remains a team hard to figure out. They can be that unbelievable unstoppable offense just like they were against Syracuse in week two or the mediocre squad that lost visiting Temple two weeks ago.
The Terrapins are a team that can move the ball. So if you think they might not cover at +6 because their offense might not be good enough, don’t worry about it. Maryland has recorded 990 total yards in the last two outings. That’s not where the problem is.
Their defense is another story. The defensive unit allowed Temple to record 427 total yards on them two weeks ago. It remains the weakest of the two units.
Marylands Running Game
The edge on betting Maryland +6.5 is their running game. This team is committed to pound the football and control the clock.
The Terrapins are 8th in the nation running the football averaging 277.3 rushing yards per game.
Also, they will play at home with the stadium rocking for another upset, like the one they got against Syracuse. There is a lot to like about Maryland here.
Penn State vs. Maryland NCAAK Week 5 Prediction
In the first three games of the season, Penn State didn’t feel as dangerous as they were in previous seasons. Don’t get me wrong; they remain a good team and will make a lot of noise in the next few seasons. But this is not their year.
Let me put this way. I will take the 6.5 points with the home team on a big Friday Night showdown. The stadium should have an insane atmosphere. But beyond that, the Terrapins are a tough team to handle.
Maryland +6.5 is the play here. It will be a mistake to overreact after the loss against Temple.
The Terrapins will allow a lot of yards, but they should record plenty for themselves as well. It should be a close but exhilarating game. Take the points.
Penn State Vs Maryland Game Information
- Date: September 27, 2019
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Venue: Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD
- TV: FS1
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