Ohio State at Maryland Line & Expert PickNoah Williams
The Week 11 college football line favors 1st-ranked Ohio State when they travel to face Maryland in their quest to make the NCAA Football Playoffs after a single loss earlier in the year. The game kicks-off on Saturday, November 12th at 3:30 PM from Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Maryland.
Ohio State is 8-1 while the Buckeyes are 5-4 against the spread. Maryland is 5-4 straight up on the season. The Terrapins are 3-6 ATS so far in 2016.
Ohio State at Maryland Line & Expert Pick
The Week 11 college football line opened with Ohio State favored by 28.5-points, dipped as low as 27.5 and now is 29. The game total steady at 57.5
What: No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes (8-1) at Maryland Terrapins (5-4)
When: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: College Park, MD
Stadium: Maryland Stadium
Spread: Ohio State -27.5
Moneyline: Buckeyes -8000 Vs Terps +3375
Game Total: 57.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Ohio State vs Maryland
Bet on Ohio State -29 Because…
Ohio State is back kicking ass and taking names after a couple off games that made them look like they could lose, which they did…once. The Buckeyes came back to life in a big way last week by destroying the top 10 ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers 62-3 and appear to be on a destroy and take no prisoners mission.
The Buckeyes are the 15th best offense overall averaging over 500 yards a game going against the Terrapins defense ranked a dismal 88th in the FBS standings. The biggest flaw for Maryland is their 110th ranked rushing defense trying to stop the freight train Ohio State rushing offense which is ranked in the top 10 putting up almost 270 yards just rushing each week.
Bet on Maryland +29 Because…
This is NOT your Ohio State that you remember from years past when they dominated opponents weekly and blew out College football betting lines. They are still excellent on given days, but this year has been inconsistent which Maryland has probably been planning for.
This home game for the Terrapins will be focused on being a spoiler and regaining their dignity after getting wiped out by Michigan 59-3 last week. The way to look at this is with the hunger and patience they will show with their 23rd ranked rushing offense. Until the last 2 games, Maryland has been good defensively holding teams to below 40 points and by doing that they almost assure themselves to cover the College football line of 29 points.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The betting line for college bets in this Ohio State at Maryland game is very high at 29 points for the way this game will play out as a total. The problem with such a big favorite in these games is keeping the other team from scoring and keeping within striking distance from a betting cover angle.
Both of these teams have proven they can run the ball, and that is exactly what they will do in this game. The game just won’t allow enough time in my humble and correct opinion to maintain an NCAA betting line over 4 touchdowns.