Michigan State vs Maryland NCAA Football Odds Preview

Posted by Alex Murphy on Saturday,November 14, 2015 11:59, EST in

Michigan State will look to bounce back from a controversial loss last weekend when they host a ‘desperate’ Maryland team that has lost six straight games. Now, let’s find out if the Spartans can bring home the bacon as two-touchdown road college football odds favorites.

How To Bet the Terrapins @ Spartans NCAA Football Spread, TV & Game Info

When: Saturday, November 14, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, Michigan
TV: ESPN2
NCAAF Spread: Michigan State -14

Betting on the Michigan State Spartans (8-1 SU, 2-7 ATS)

The Spartans suffered a crushing 39-38 loss at Nebraska in Week 10 as they allowed the Cornhuskers to drive 91 yards in the final minute for a controversial game-winning touchdown was held up by video review with 17 seconds left. “We’re going to collect ourselves and understand that our destiny is in our hands,” Spartans’ head coach Mark Dantonio said afterward. “We control our own fate in terms of winning the (Big Ten) East and that’s the thing we’ve got to focus on.”

Quarterback Connor Cook completed 23 of 37 passes for 335 yards with four touchdowns and one interception while running back Gerald Holmes added 117 yards and one score on 22 carries in the loss, but the Spartans gave up a whopping 499 yards of total offense to Nebraska in the loss.

The Spartans are ranked 42nd in scoring (33.9 ppg) and 47th in points allowed (24.0 ppg).

Betting on the Maryland Terrapins (2-7 SU, 6-3 ATS)

The Terrapins have had a rough season and lost their sixth straight game by falling to Wisconsin 31-24 in Week 10, although the Fighting Illini’ managed to cover the spread as a 10-point home underdog. Quarterbacks Perry Hill and Caleb Rowe both tossed touchdown passes in the loss, but the Terps believe they can make a statement by taking down the Spartans. “They’re kind of wounded coming off the loss from last week,” wide receiver Levern Jacobs told reporters. “I just think we have a great opportunity to go in there and upset that team this weekend and build on what we can do next year.”

“Obviously your goal is to prolong your season,” interim coach Mike Locksley said. “We won’t be able to extend our season with a bowl opportunity, but as I told the guys, this is the start for young players. I feel this is the nucleus or could be the nucleus for a team that would contend for a Big Ten championship and that they need to continue to prepare (and) give the effort of that type of team.”

Maryland is ranked 99th in scoring (23.9 ppg) and 100th in points allowed (33.4 ppg).

My Expert Maryland @ Michigan State Game Analysis, Prediction & Pick

A whopping 70 percent of the betting public like Michigan State and I say that the pick is a ‘no-brainer’ seeing as how Michigan State is severely ticked off after losing last weekend and will face a Maryland team that are light years better than. Michigan State is 4-0 ATS in their last four games following an SU loss and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games in the month of November. Last but not least, Maryland is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games following an ATS win.

I’m expecting Connor Cook to continue his outstanding level of play while leading the Spartans to the emphatic home win and narrow ATS cover.

My Betting Pick: Michigan State 34 Maryland 17