Florida State Seminoles vs Maryland Terrapins Odds
Florida State looks to clinch a berth in the ACC championship game when its visits College Park to play Maryland Saturday afternoon (noon ET, ESPN2).
The 9-1 'Noles, whose only loss this season came by a point to NC State, were early 30-point favorites over the 4-6 Terps, who have lost their last four games.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Seminoles in this one found them as 31-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 81-rated Terrapins and the No. 2-rated Seminoles in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 55-20 win for the Seminoles on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Maryland's No. 114-ranked offense (18.9 PPG) against a Seminoles defense that ranks No. 4 at 13 PPG. The Terrapins passing attack has averaged 182.9 yards per game, more than the Seminoles give up through the air (168.6 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Seminoles own the league's No. 7-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 76.8 yards per game when on the road. Maryland, on the other hand, rates No. 106 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Last time out for Florida State, they were a 28-22 winner as they battled Virginia Tech on the road. Florida State failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite, while 50 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. EJ Manuel led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 326 yards Thursday as the Seminoles downed the Hokies 28-22 at Lane Stadium.
Last time out for Maryland, they were a 45-10 loser as they battled Clemson on the road. Maryland failed to cover in the match as a 31.5-point underdog, while 55 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Last time we saw the Terrapins, they had no answer for $WinningRB as the Tigers rolled to a 45-10 victory at Memorial Stadium.
Florida State Seminoles Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 9-1
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2
Maryland Terrapins Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 1-9
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Seminoles at Terrapins trends to consider:
Florida State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Maryland
Florida State is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Florida State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida State's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Maryland's last 5 games when playing at home against Florida State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Maryland's last 5 games when playing Florida State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Maryland's last 7 games
Maryland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Florida State
Florida State home to Florida, Saturday, November 24
Maryland at North Carolina, Saturday, November 24