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Maryland Vs Michigan Odds & Finals Score Prediction

The Week 10 college football odds favor 3rd-ranked Michigan (8-0, 5-0) when they host tough Big Ten opponent Maryland (5-3, 2-3). The game kicks-off on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 12:30 PM at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI. 

Maryland Vs Michigan Odds & Finals Score Prediction

The Week 10 college football odds opened with Michigan as 30.5-point home favorites. Marginal action leaning on the Wolverines has pushed the spread to 31-points. The total in this game is 54 points.

Michigan is 8-0 straight up. The Wolverines are 4-4 against the spread this season. Maryland is 5-3 straight up. The Terrapins are 3-5 ATS this season.

What: Maryland Terrapins (5-3) at No.3 Michigan Wolverines (8-0)
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET 
Where: Ann Arbor, MI
Stadium: Michigan Stadium
Spread: Michigan -31
Moneyline: Maryland +4500 vs Michigan -11000
Game Total: 54
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Why Bet on Maryland (+31)

Michigan is 1-3 against the spread in their last 4 games. The Wolverines failed to cover against Wisconsin as a -11.5 favorite in a 14 to 7 win on Oct. 1. On Oct. 22, Michigan beat Illinois 41 to 8 as a -39.5 favorite. Then, as a -24.5 favorite against Michigan State, the Wolverines only beat the Spartans by 9 points, 32 to 23. Maryland has a chance to cover the spread simply because the spread is so high in this game.

The Terps rely heavily on the ground attack of sophomore Ty Johnson (624 yards, 10.4 average) and true freshman Lorenzo Harrison (575 yards, 7.3 average). Senior quarterback Perry Hills passed for 1,070 yards and 10 touchdowns against only three interceptions.

Why Bet on Michigan (-31)

It’s only a matter of time before Michigan starts beating opponents by 50 points again. The Wolverines beat Hawaii 63 to 3 in their first game this season. They beat Rutgers 78 to 0 on Oct. 8. Michigan is loaded with talented players. They have an expert coach. They just got into the Top 4 in the CFP. The Wolverines might be fired up enough to demolish Maryland in this game.

The Wolverines hold a one-game lead over Ohio State and Penn State in the Big Ten’s East division. The stakes were already high but the initial rankings made the task even clearer.

Alabama and Clemson are ranked ahead of Michigan in the CFP rankings with Texas A&M and Washington looming right behind. But Ohio State is No. 6 and it reasons that the loser of the Michigan-Ohio State contest later this month will be all but eliminated from one of the four spots.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

31 points is a lot of points to give up on the Week 10 college football odds sheet, but Michigan is a much, much better team than Maryland. The Wolverines are ranked 1 in college football on defense in 3 important categories:  yards allowed per game at 231.2, passing yards allowed per game at 120.1, and points allowed per game at 11.6.

Although Maryland is a decent team, the Terrapins beat Michigan State 28 to 17, it’s hard to see the Terps getting anywhere close on the scoreboard to Michigan in this battle. Like Michigan, Maryland is 1 and 3 ATS in their last 4 games.

It’s tough to give up 31 points. But on paper, this is a 31-point mismatch. Indiana scored 42 against Maryland. I think Michigan is good for at least 56.

My final score prediction is Michigan 56, Maryland 24.