Michigan vs. Maryland Betting Odds & Game Analysis | College Football Week 12 Predictions


By Dan Watson | November 15, 2021, 12:39 am

The No. 8 Michigan Wolverines (9-1, 0-0 Big Ten) will have their eighth-ranked pass defense on display versus the Maryland Terrapins (5-5, 0-0 Big Ten) and the No. 13 pass offense in college football, on Saturday, November 20, 2021. The Wolverines are heavily favored, by 14.5 points. The expected point total for the matchup is set at 55.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Michigan stats and betting info

Betting trends for Michigan

  • Michigan has an 8-2-0 record against the spread this season.
  • In games they have played as at least 14.5-point favorites this season, the Wolverines are 4-1 against the spread.
  • Out of Michigan’s 10 games with a set total, four have hit the over (40%).
  • This season, Michigan games have seen a combined score higher than this matchup’s 55-point over/under five times.
  • The Wolverines have seen a 51.4 average over/under in their games this season, 3.6 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The Wolverines average 30.0 more yards per game (442.4) than the Terrapins give up per matchup (412.4).
  • Michigan is 4-1 overall when the team totals more than 412.4 yards.
  • The Wolverines have eight giveaways this season, while the Terrapins have nine takeaways .
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 217.3 (2173) 78
Rush yards 225.1 (2251) 13
Points scored 34.7 (347) 25
Pass yards against 178.4 (1784) 8
Rush yards against 123.1 (1231) 27
Points allowed 16.1 (161) 4

Key players for Michigan

  • Cade McNamara leads Michigan with 1,883 passing yards (188.3 ypg) on 149-of-237 passing with 12 touchdowns compared to two interceptions this season.
  • Hassan Haskins’ team-high 985 rushing yards (98.5 per game) have come on 196 carries, with 11 touchdowns this year.
  • Cornelius Johnson’s 507 receiving yards (50.7 yards per game) lead all receivers on the team. He’s registered 31 receptions and three touchdowns.
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Maryland stats and betting info

Betting trends for Maryland

  • Maryland is 3-7-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Terrapins have not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 14.5 points or more this year (0-1).
  • Five of Maryland’s 10 games with a set total have hit the over (50%).
  • There have been five Maryland games that have finished with a combined score over 55 points this season.
  • The over/under for this contest is 3.1 points fewer than the average over/under in Terrapins’ games this season (58.1 points).
  • The Terrapins average 130.4 more yards per game (431.9) than the Wolverines give up per contest (301.5).
  • When Maryland totals more than 301.5 yards, the team is 5-3.
  • The Terrapins have turned the ball over two more times (16 total) than the Wolverines have forced a turnover (14) this season.
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 319.5 (3195) 13
Rush yards 112.4 (1124) 112
Points scored 26.9 (269) 73
Pass yards against 258.2 (2582) 105
Rush yards against 154.2 (1542) 71
Points allowed 31.4 (314) 102

Key players for Maryland

  • Taulia Tagovailoa has thrown for 3,105 yards (310.5 ypg) to lead Maryland, completing 69.3% of his passes and collecting 20 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions this season.
  • The team’s top rusher, Tayon Fleet-Davis, has carried the ball 91 times for 441 yards (44.1 per game), with six touchdowns this year. He’s also caught 28 passes for 269 yards (26.9 per game) and one touchdown.
  • Rakim Jarrett’s 638 receiving yards (63.8 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s collected 47 receptions and five touchdowns.

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