Michigan Wolverines (10-0) vs. Maryland Terrapins (6-4)
Michigan Wolverines vs. Maryland Terrapins 11/18/23 – Michigan Wolverines will meet Maryland Terrapins in NCAAF Week 12 clash, setting up an electrifying battle between them that promises an electrifying showdown. Michigan boasts a perfect 10-0 record while Maryland stands 6-4; Saturday’s contest between them promises an electric spectacle and is widely anticipated by fans and bettors alike, making this contest one of the main targets for no-cost NCAAF picks.
Michigan has found strength this season by maintaining both offensive and defensive balance. Key players like running back Blake Corum and wide receiver Roman Wilson have been instrumental to Michigan’s success; Corum led all running backs with 794 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns while Wilson made crucial plays by tallying 589 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns – showing his mettle on both offense and defense.
Maryland, on the other hand, has shown resilience despite an average record. Running back Roman Hemby and wide receiver Jeshaun Jones are vital components of Maryland’s offense; Hemby’s consistent rushing performance will be key against Michigan Wolverines’ tough defense while Jones provides reliable receptions.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Maryland Terrapins Game Info
|When:||Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 12:00 PM ET|
J.J. McCarthy QB vs. Taulia Tagovailoa QB
J.J. McCarthy of Michigan has had an impressive season, evident in his 2194 passing yards and 18 touchdowns against just 3 interceptions. His 76.2% completion rate and a passer rating of 187.2 highlight his accuracy and efficiency. McCarthy’s strengths lie in his pocket presence and ability to make deep throws, as shown by his 54-yard longest pass. However, his tendency to take sacks, with 12 total and -97 sack yards lost, can be a concern.
Taulia Tagovailoa, Maryland’s quarterback, has amassed 2769 passing yards and 22 touchdowns, though his 8 interceptions indicate a slight vulnerability. With a completion percentage of 65.3 and a passer rating of 142.5, Tagovailoa shows proficiency in controlling the game’s pace. His tactical approach focuses on short to medium-range passes, as evidenced by his 7.4 yards per pass attempt.
The matchup between these two quarterbacks promises to be entertaining due to their contrasting styles. McCarthy excels at deep throwing ability and pocket mobility, which could test Maryland’s secondary. Meanwhile, Tagovailoa’s short to medium-range passing game, featuring quick releases and accuracy will test Michigan’s adaptability in defense strategies. Ultimately, which quarterback executes their game plan more successfully will ultimately determine the outcome of this highly-anticipated match.
NCAAF Odds/Point Spread: Michigan Wolverines -2000, Total Odds: 50.5
The odds heavily favor Michigan, given their unbeaten run and substantial spread of -21.5. The total of 50.5 points suggests expectations of a high-scoring game, likely driven by Michigan’s offensive capability.
Michigan Wolverines Betting Trends
Michigan is an impressive 5-1 ATS over their last six games, showing their ability to not only win but also cover spreads. Their high-scoring offense was on display as 5 of those 6 games went over total points total. To further illustrate their dominance is their 10-0 SU record over 10 games; including an impressive 6-1 ATS record against Maryland and an incredible 6-0 mark in recent road contests.
Maryland Terrapins Betting Trends
Maryland’s betting trends paint an uncertain picture. Their record against Big Ten conference opponents and in November games indicates difficulties winning and covering spreads, yet their trend of going OVER in total points in 4 of their last 5 home games indicates an effective offense. It remains uncertain, however, if Maryland can beat Michigan.
Michigan Wolverines vs. Maryland Terrapins 11/18/23 Betting Picks
Based on statistics and trends, Michigan appears to be an attractive option. Their offensive strength and defensive strength make them favorites to cover the spread, even at -21.5. In terms of prop bets, Corum and Wilson could provide opportunities to capitalize on. Also noteworthy is their propensity to play high-scoring games; over total points would appear attractive here as well.
Sports game predictions favor Michigan in this matchup. While Maryland could potentially mount a strong challenge to Michigan’s dominance and momentum, Michigan likely retains their unblemished record, and will put up an admirable fight to do so. Watch for Michigan to put forth their best effort; nonetheless expect Maryland to put forth an admirable effort as well.
Free Pick and Prediction: Michigan Wolverines 38, Maryland Terrapins 17