Maryland vs Penn State NCAA Football Week 13 Odds & Prediction

Maryland vs Penn State NCAA Football Week 13 Odds & Prediction

Written by on November 22, 2018

Penn State hosts the Maryland Terrapins with hopes of claiming a spot in a New Year’s Day Bowl Game. The Terrapins have played much better in recent weeks, though. Can Maryland stand up to tough Penn State on the road?

Maryland vs Penn State NCAA Football Week 13 Odds & Prediction

Why Maryland is a good bet at +13.5?

The Terrapins have lost 3 in a row, but outside the 3-24 loss to Michigan State, Maryland could have easily gone 2-of-3 straight up in the losses.

They hung with Indiana on the road, only losing 32-34. Then in Week 12, they kept to task versus the Ohio State Buckeyes. Maryland pushed Ohio State into overtime. They lost 51-52. It was a massive effort. If the Terrapins bring that effort to this Saturday’s game, they can keep the score within the spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 30.8
  • Total Yards: 381.7
  • Pass Yards: 137.3
  • Rush Yards: 244.5
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 27.8
  • Total Yards: 374.5
  • Pass Yards: 202.1
  • Rush Yards: 172.5

Why #12 Penn State is a good bet at -13.5?

Is Penn State a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 13?

The 7-42 loss to Michigan on Nov. 3 was embarrassing. The Nittany Lions haven’t let that ruin their season, though.

Penn State beat Indiana and Iowa before the Wolverines loss. Since the loss, the Lions have beaten Wisconsin and Rutgers. They’re also efficient at home, covering in 4-of-6.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 34.3
  • Total Yards: 411.5
  • Pass Yards: 212.3
  • Rush Yards: 199.3
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 21.5
  • Total Yards: 363.6
  • Pass Yards: 186.6
  • Rush Yards: 177

NCAA Football Betting Trends for Maryland at #12 Penn State

  • Maryland is 6-24 ATS in their last 30 games following an ATS win
  • Maryland is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 following an SU loss
  • Penn State is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 at home versus a team with a losing road record
  • Penn State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Maryland at #12 Penn State Final Analysis:

Maryland hung it all on the line against Ohio State in Week 12 and still came up short. The Terrapins are a decent football team, but they don’t have much shot against a Penn State squad that picks it up at home.

The key for the Nittany Lions to cover rests on their defense. Penn State can lock down on talented offensive opponents like Wisconsin. Maryland has a good dual-threat quarterback. He won’t have success versus the quick Lions. Penn State covers.

NCAA Football Week 13 Pick: Penn State -13.5
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