Mountaineers vs Terrapins Betting Matchup Report
Maryland Terrapins vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds
Before they start their first Big 12 season the 2-0 West Virginia Mountaineers host an old Eastern football rival, the Maryland Terrapins, Saturday afternoon (noon ET FX).
West Virginia, which beat Maryland last year 37-31, is favored by 28 points over the 2-1 Terps, who just lost to Connecticut.
Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Terrapins listed as 27.5-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Mountaineers at No. 54 and the Terrapins at No. 75 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 62-32 result in favor of the Mountaineers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits West Virginia's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 55.5 PPG, against a Terrapins defense that ranks No. 39 this week at 19 PPG. The Mountaineers aerial game is averaging 386 yards per game, more than the Terrapins secondary allows through the air, 124.3 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Terrapins feature the league's No. 5-rated road run defense, allowing 52 yards per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 11 in rushing offense at home.
In their last action, Maryland was a 24-21 loser at home against Connecticut. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (45) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Terrapins suffered a Week 3 loss against Connecticut in their last game, falling 24-21 at Byrd Stadium.
West Virginia was a 42-12 winner in its last match on the road against James Madison. The game involved a non-board team, hence there was no line or total on it. James Madison didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Mountaineers as West Virginia blasted them 42-12 in Week 3 action.
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
A few Terrapins at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 5 games when playing West Virginia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland's last 6 games on the road
Maryland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against West Virginia
Maryland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Maryland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of West Virginia's last 7 games at home
West Virginia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Maryland
Maryland home to Wake Forest, Saturday, October 6
West Virginia home to Baylor, Saturday, September 29