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Maryland Terrapins Host the Penn State Nittany Lions in Week 8 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

Getting a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for the Penn State Nittany Lions on Saturday when they take on the Maryland Terrapins at M & T Bank Stadium in Week 8 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $Penn State Nittany Lions listed as -7.5-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavailable earlier in the week, but posted shortly at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 18-13 result in favor of the Nittany Lions. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Penn State Nittany Lions vs Maryland Terrapins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Penn State Nittany Lions will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-4 ATS against the spread this season, while the Maryland Terrapins are 3-3 ATS. Penn State is 1-6 on the over under betting totals; Maryland is 4-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Maryland vs Penn State injuries news.

The game pits the Maryland Terrapins, currently No. 99 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Penn State Nittany Lions, who rate No. 68 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Maryland Terrapins No. 96-ranked offense (24.33 PPG) against a Penn State Nittany Lions defense that ranks No. 21 at 17.71 PPG. The Maryland Terrapins passing attack has averaged 163.67 yards per game, more than the Penn State Nittany Lions give up through the air (152.29 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Penn State Nittany Lions feature the league's No. 105-rated road run defense, allowing 232 yards per game. Maryland, meanwhile, ranks No. 85 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ezekiel Elliott ran through the Ohio State defense for 153 yards in Penn State's last game, but the Nittany Lions still lost a 38-10 decision at Ohio Stadium.

In their last game, Maryland got a 106-yard performance from Ezekiel Elliott, but Ohio State prevailed 49-28.

Betting Trends
  • Penn State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Penn State's last 7 games
  • Penn State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Penn State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Maryland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Maryland's last 8 games
  • Maryland is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • Maryland is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Penn State home to Illinois, Saturday, October 31st
Maryland at Iowa, Saturday, October 31st