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Maryland Terrapins Hosting the Iowa Hawkeyes Week 8 Odds and Betting Pick

Iowa Hawkeyes


Maryland Terrapins
Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Byrd Stadium


The Iowa Hawkeyes hope to extend their winning streak to four games when they visit the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday in a Big Ten matchup.

The Hawkeyes are 3-0 straight up and against the spread in their last three games since losing to intrastate rival Iowa State 20-17 as a 13-point favorite.

The Terrapins are coming off a 52-24 loss at Ohio State as a 6.5-point underdog and failed to beat the spread after winning and covering their previous two games. However, Maryland has struggled at home lately, dropping six of seven SU and going 1-5 ATS in the past six there.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Maryland Terrapins Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Iowa Hawkeyes in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet but moved to -5 by Friday. The college football over under number was 48.5 over at BetOnline.

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Computer Prediction: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Maryland Terrapins Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 31-28 win for the Terrapins. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Maryland Terrapins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Maryland will face the 5-1 Iowa Hawkeyes, who own a 3-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Maryland Terrapins are 3-3 so far this season while the Hawkeyes are 2-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Maryland vs Iowa injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 60 (Maryland Terrapins) and the No. 32 (Iowa Hawkeyes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How Iowa Hawkeyes vs Maryland Terrapins Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Maryland Terrapins No. 40-ranked offense (34.67 PPG) against a Iowa Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 21 at 19.17 PPG. The Maryland Terrapins passing attack has averaged 259.33 yards per game, more than the Iowa Hawkeyes give up through the air (200.33 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Iowa Hawkeyes own the league's No. 42-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 134.5 yards per game when on the road. Maryland, on the other hand, rates No. 73 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Hawkeyes were Week 7 winners, coming out on top of the Hoosiers by a score of 45-29.


Maryland didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Buckeyes as Ohio State blasted them 52-24 in Week 6 action.

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Maryland Terrapins Betting Odds Trends

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

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Iowa home to Northwestern, Saturday, November 1st
Maryland at Wisconsin, Saturday, October 25th