Penn State Nittany Lions (7-1) vs. Maryland Terrapins (5-3)
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Maryland Terrapins 11/4/23 – As the collegiate football season gains momentum, Week 10 is setting the stage for a thrilling matchup between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Maryland Terrapins. With Penn State boasting a formidable 7-1 standing and Maryland not too far behind at 5-3, anticipation is building. Fans and bettors alike are eagerly looking forward to this game, seeking the best NCAAF free predictions.
The Nittany Lions, led by standouts Kaytron Allen and KeAndre Lambert-Smith, have been nothing short of impressive. Allen, with 105 rushing attempts, has chalked up 482 rushing yards, and an average of 4.6 yards per rush attempt. Lambert-Smith, on the other hand, has been an asset in the receiving department with 550 receiving yards from 43 receptions, averaging 12.8 yards per reception.
The Terrapins, while having faced some setbacks, have showcased the prowess of key players such as Roman Hemby and Jeshaun Jones. Hemby’s commendable 88 rushing attempts have yielded 441 rushing yards, and an impressive 5 yards per rush attempt. Meanwhile, Jones, as a wide receiver, has accumulated 496 receiving yards from 36 receptions, averaging 13.8 yards per catch.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Maryland Terrapins 11/4/23 Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET|
Drew Allar QB vs. Taulia Tagovailoa QB
Drew Allar has been the cornerstone of Penn State Nittany Lions’ offense this season, boasting 1655 passing yards with an astounding 61.4% completion rate. Allar’s prowess at hitting his targets cannot be underestimated. He has thrown 16 touchdown passes this season, attesting to his effectiveness when throwing into red zone situations. Yet being sacked 11 times speaks to potential areas of concern when facing aggressive defensive lines. Allar is known for his powerful pocket presence, quick decision-making ability and acute awareness of defense vulnerabilities. When facing Maryland in Baltimore this weekend, Allar must lead his team past their tough defense to secure dominance on the field.
Taulia Tagovailoa serves as the leader of Maryland Terrapins’ offensive unit. Amassing 2200 passing yards with a 63.9% completion rate, Tagovailoa has proven his worth as an offensive leader. His 19 touchdowns and 6 interceptions paint an unfavorable picture of a quarterback who, while being aggressive, occasionally ventures into more risky terrain. Due to being Sacked 14 Times This Season, Tagovailoa must remain wary when facing Penn State’s formidable defense. His style lends itself to agility, quick decisions on-the-fly and handling crunch situations with ease; therefore his matchup against Allar and Penn State will be one of tactics precision and perseverance that aims to tilt Maryland’s favor in his favor.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Penn State Nittany Lions -350, Total Odds: 51
Given the current betting dynamics, Penn State appears as the favorite, with a considerable point spread in their favor. However, given Maryland’s recent form, especially at home, this game might be closer than the odds suggest.
Penn State Nittany Lions Betting Trends
Penn State’s recent record is phenomenal, standing 12-2-1 ATS in their last 15 games and 12-1 SU in their last 13 games. They’ve maintained a dominant position, especially against Maryland, boasting a 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against the Terrapins.
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
Maryland has had a respectable run, with a 7-3 SU in their last 10 games. An interesting aspect to note is the trend of the total going UNDER in their last 5 games against Penn State. Their commendable 5-1 SU home record might also play a crucial role in this matchup.
Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Maryland Terrapins 11/4/23 Betting Picks
Analyzing the aforementioned data, Penn State emerges as the frontrunner, courtesy of their overwhelming dominance in recent games. However, considering Maryland’s commendable home record, an upset isn’t off the cards.
For those looking to bet, the Penn State Nittany Lions seem the safer pick, although the Terrapins can’t be written off, especially when playing at home. The UNDER on the total also seems tempting, considering the past trends. With this, our expert premium analysis picks are ready to guide you.
Free Pick and Prediction: Penn State Nittany Lions 28, Maryland Terrapins 24