The Maryland Terrapins take an unbeaten record into Columbus, Ohio, for the first time when they take on the No. 4 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes in a key Big Ten East matchup on Saturday. The Terrapins (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) are off to their best start since 2001, and have posted a 15-5 record over their past 20 games dating back to 2021, which is the fourth-best mark in the conference during that stretch, trailing just Michigan (18-2), Ohio State (17-3) and Penn State (16-4). The Buckeyes (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten) enter the contest well-rested after having their bye week. Ohio State knocked off ninth-ranked Notre Dame 17-14 at South Bend, Ind., two weeks ago, rallying from a late deficit.
The game from Ohio Stadium is set for noon ET. The Terrapins are averaging 454.8 yards per game, while the Buckeyes average 447.5. Ohio State is favored by 17 points in the latest Maryland vs. Ohio State odds via SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 56. Before making any Ohio State vs. Maryland picks, you need to see the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Ohio State vs. Maryland and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several college football odds and betting lines for Maryland vs. Ohio State:
- Ohio State vs. Maryland spread: Ohio State -17
- Ohio State vs. Maryland over/under: 56 points
- Ohio State vs. Maryland money line: Maryland +668, Ohio State -1065
- MD: The Terrapins has hit the team total under in their last five games
- OSU: The Buckeyes have hit the game total over in eight of their last 12 games
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Why Ohio State can cover
The Buckeyes have perhaps the best WR duo in the nation. Junior wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. has started the season fast and has two 100-plus receiving-yard games already in 2023. He’s expected to play despite injuring his ankle against Notre Dame. In a 35-7 win over Youngstown State in Week 2, Harrison caught seven passes for 180 yards (22.9 average) and two touchdowns. He followed that up with a five-catch, 126-yard and one-TD effort against Western Kentucky. For the season, he leads the team with 336 yards receiving on 17 catches (19.8 average) and three scores.
Junior wide receiver Emeka Egbuka has also been a hot target. In the win at Notre Dame, he caught seven passes for 96 yards (13.7 average), after scoring a pair of TDs a week earlier. He has a team-high 19 receptions for 263 yards (13.8 average) and three touchdowns. He has a long reception of 28 yards. In three seasons with the Buckeyes, Egbuka has 102 catches for 1,605 yards (15.7 average) and 13 TDs, including 10 in 2022. See which team to pick here.
Why Maryland can cover
Like the Buckeyes, the Terrapins also sport a solid receiver corps. Senior Jeshaun Jones is tops on the team with 19 catches for 319 yards (16.8 average) and two touchdowns. His longest reception was for 64 yards. Jones had a monster game in last week’s 44-17 win over Indiana. He caught six passes for 121 yards (20.2 average). He also had five catches for 96 yards (19.2 average) and a score in a 42-14 win over Virginia on Sept. 15.
Junior Tai Felton was a scoring machine in the win over the Hoosiers. Felton not only caught seven passes for 134 yards (19.1), but he scored three times. He’s nearly eclipsed all of his numbers from last season, when he caught 23 passes for 309 yards (13.4 average) and two TDs. Although he has not returned a kickoff this season, a year ago he returned six kicks for 150 yards (39.0 average). See which team to pick here.
How to make Maryland vs. Ohio State picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 59 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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