Maryland Vs Wisconsin Free PickJosh Bailey
Does Maryland Stand a Chance of Covering Chalk Against Red-Hot No. 5 Wisconsin?
Unranked Maryland has lost two straight games and just doesn’t look like they stand any chance whatsoever of pulling off the outright upset over red-hot No. 5 Wisconsin when they square off in their Big Ten conference matchup on Sunday.
With that being said, the big question that college football bettors need answering when it comes to this Week 8 matchup is whether or not Maryland stands any chance whatsoever of covering the Week 8 college football spread as huge, three-touchdown plus road underdogs. let’s find out right now.
The Badgers will host the Terrapins at 12:00 PM ET at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday with this contest airing live on FOX TV.
Maryland Terrapins Vs Wisconsin Badgers Free Pick
Maryland Terrapins (3-3) at No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers (6-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET
Where: Camp Randall Stadium
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Wisconsin Badgers -24
Why Bet the Maryland Terrapins Spread at +24
Maryland has lost two straight and three of their last four games and comes into this contest off a humbling 37-21 smackdown at the hands of Northwestern last weekend while never coming close to covering the spread as a 2.5-point home underdog.
Quarterback Max Bortenschlager completed just 17 of 38 passes, but he did throw for 255 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. Unfortunately, the Terps rushed for just 85 yards in the loss while giving up 531 yards of total offense and three rushing scores to Northwestern.
Maryland enters their Week 8 matchup against Wisconsin averaging a respectable 31.7 points per game (50th) but giving up an overly generous 36.5 points per contest defensively (115th).
Why Bet the Wisconsin Badgers Spread at -24
Wisconsin had their hands full against a much-improved Purdue team but managed to pick up a 17-9 win despite failing to cover the spread as 17-point home faves just as I predicted.
Quarterback Alex Hornibrook completed 13 of 18 passes for 1 modest 199 yards while tossing one touchdown and two costly interceptions but running back Jonathan Taylor was outstanding in rushing for 219 yards and one score on 30 carries and the Badgers’ defense limited Purdue to just one field goal in each of the game’s first three quarters.
Wisconsin enters Week 8 averaging a healthy 36.3 points per game (27th) while limiting their opponents to just 13.3 points per contest to rank stupendous fifth nationally.
Maryland Vs Wisconsin Free Pick
I’m not really fond of the high point spread in this Big Ten matchup, but I also have little to no confidence that Maryland can cover it after watching them lose to Central Florida by 28 points a month ago and Ohio State by a whopping 48 points two weeks ago. The Terrapins are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in the month of October, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 conference games.
Wisconsin’s 1-5-1 ATS mark in their last 7 home games isn’t very encouraging, but the Badgers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in the month of October. I also believe that Wisconsin is going to put up a really good effort in this contest after their modest win last weekend, so I say back Wisconsin to cover the chalk and get the SU and ATS win this coming weekend.
Pick: Wisconsin -24