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Buckeyes Looking to Cover in Consecutive Games for First Time in a Month

Curtis Samuel Ohio State

The Buckeyes ended a four-game ATS slide with a 62-3 win over Nebraska last weekend, covering as 17.5-point chalk while holding an opponent to 10 or fewer points for the fourth time this season. They'll look to cover another big spread when they hit the road to take on Maryland.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Maryland's last 18 games at home.
  • Maryland is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games after consecutive losses.
  • Ohio State is 9-0 SU and 7-2 ATS in its last nine games on the road after consecutive home games.

The Terrapins opened with four straight wins but have lost four of five since, both SU and ATS, including a 59-3 blowout loss to Michigan as a 30-point road underdog last weekend. In its last home date, Maryland shocked Michigan State, knocking off the Spartans 28-17 as a 3-point underdog.

Ohio State is winless ATS in its past two road dates, including a stunning 24-14 loss to Penn State in Week 8, which also ended a 20-0 SU run on the road.

Saturday's game marks just the third all-time meeting between these Big Ten rivals. Ohio State has emerged victorious in their two previous, failing to cover as 32.5-point home favorites in last year's 49-28 win. But the Buckeyes dominated in their last visit to Maryland two years ago, covering as 6.5-point road chalk in a 52-24 victory.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans going with the Maryland Terrapins in this game found them listed as 28-point underdogs on the betting odds menu at 5Dimes earlier in the week.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 51-20 result in favor of the Buckeyes. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Ohio State Buckeyes vs Maryland Terrapins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Maryland Terrapins sport a record of 5-4 and 3-6 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Ohio State Buckeyes sit at 8-1 and 5-4 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 3-6 for the Terrapins and 4-4-1 for the Buckeyes. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Maryland vs Ohio State injuries news.

The Maryland Terrapins sit at No. 70 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Ohio State Buckeyes are at No. 3 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Maryland's No. 44-ranked offense, averaging 32.62 PPG, against a Ohio State defense that ranks No. 6 this week at 15.12 PPG. The Maryland aerial game is averaging 171.75 yards per game, more than the Ohio State Buckeyes secondary allows through the air, 171.12 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Ohio State Buckeyes own the league's No. 0-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 178.67 yards per game when on the road. Maryland, on the other hand, rates No. 0 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, Curtis Samuel did much of the damage, producing 137 receiving yards as Ohio State beat the Cornhuskers 62-3 at Ohio Stadium.

Maryland didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Wolverines as Michigan blasted them 59-3 in Week 10 action.

Betting Trends
  • Ohio State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Ohio State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
  • Ohio State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Ohio State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Maryland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Maryland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Maryland's last 9 games
  • Maryland is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Ohio State at Michigan State, Saturday, November 19th
Maryland at Nebraska, Saturday, November 19th