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Big 10 Beatdown? OSU vs Terps Odds

Ohio State’s high-octane offense has made them a stellar OVER play with a 16 of their past 23 games finishing above the closing total. The Buckeyes will play host to the slumping Maryland Terrapins this Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 5-2 in Maryland’s past seven games.
  • Ohio State is 1-5 ATS in their past six home games.
  • Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 274 yards and three TDs last week.

Last season Ohio State averaged 44.8 points per game and though their average has slumped to 34.4 so far this season, they have been easily topping totals.

Maryland’s defense has been awful so far this season. The Terrapins have allowed 31.8 points per game, good for 98th in the nation and have been outscored a whooping 73-6 in their past two contests.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Ohio State Buckeyes as -28.5-point favorites in the matchup. As of Friday afternoon, the line sits at -32.5 with a total of 54. (check BetOnline for the latest updates).

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 52-20 win for the Buckeyes on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Maryland Terrapins vs Ohio State Buckeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Maryland Terrapins have seen them go 2-3 and 2-3 ATS so far this season, while the Ohio State Buckeyes are at 5-0 and 1-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Buckeyes are 1-4, while the Terrapins are 3-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Ohio State vs Maryland injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Ohio State Buckeyes at No. 1 and the Maryland Terrapins at No. 113 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Ohio State's No. 41-ranked offense, averaging 34.4 PPG, against a Maryland defense that ranks No. 96 this week at 31.8 PPG. The Ohio State aerial game is averaging 212.4 yards per game, less than the Maryland Terrapins secondary allows through the air, 249.6 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Maryland Terrapins own the league's No. 117-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 304 yards per game when on the road. Ohio State, on the other hand, rates No. 61 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Maryland was hammered in its last outing, as Michigan ran up a 28-0 score against them at Byrd Stadium.

 

Ezekiel Elliott went over the 100-yard mark (274) in his team's latest effort as Ohio State defeated Indiana by a score of 34-27 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Maryland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Maryland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Maryland's last 7 games
  • Maryland is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Ohio State's last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ohio State's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Maryland home to Penn State, Saturday, October 24th
Ohio State home to Penn State, Saturday, October 17th

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