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Maryland Becoming a Solid Over Play

In the past nine games featuring the Maryland Terrapins the OVER has gone 7-2. Largely it has been Maryland’s defense that has been the culprit with opposing teams averaging nearly 37 points per game in that span. The Terps will visit the Iowa Hawkeyes this Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Iowa is 15-3 SU in their last 18 games at home in October.
  • Maryland is 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS in their last five games on the road in October.
  • Maryland QB Caleb Rowe has more interceptions than any other D1 quarterback (12).

Maryland certainly looked a lot better under interim head coach Mike Locksley than they did under Randy Edsall. The Terrapins only lost by one point against Penn State and scored 30 points, almost totalling the same amount they did in their previous three games.

Iowa remains the only undefeated team in the Big Ten West after a 40-10 beatdown of Northwestern last week. The Hawkeyes have only allowed 15.3 points per game this season, good for tenth in the nation, and only one team has managed to score 20-plus points against Iowa.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Maryland Terrapins in this one found them as 16-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet, but the line has since moved to -17. The total was sitting at 53.5 as of Friday afternoon.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 34-21 result in favor of the Hawkeyes. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Maryland Terrapins vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Maryland Terrapins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-3 ATS against the spread this season, while the Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-2 ATS. Maryland is 5-2 on the over under betting totals; Iowa is 4-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Iowa vs Maryland injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 22-rated Iowa Hawkeyes and the No. 95-ranked Maryland Terrapins, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Iowa's No. 49-ranked offense, averaging 32.86 PPG, against a Maryland defense that ranks No. 106 this week at 34.14 PPG. The Iowa aerial game is averaging 206.71 yards per game, less than the Maryland Terrapins secondary allows through the air, 268.57 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Maryland Terrapins own the league's No. 110-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 243 yards per game when on the road. Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 47 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Perry Hills tore up the turf for 124 rushing yards in the latest Terrapins game, a 31-30 loss to the Nittany Lions at M & T Bank Stadium.

 

Northwestern was unable to contain Akrum Wadley in its last action Saturday and the result was a 40-10 Week 7 loss against the Hawkeyes.

Betting Trends
  • Maryland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Maryland's last 9 games
  • Maryland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Maryland's last 9 games on the road
  • Iowa is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Iowa's last 5 games
  • Iowa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Maryland home to Wisconsin, Saturday, November 7th
Iowa at Indiana, Saturday, November 7th

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