NCAAF Pick – Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Maryland Terrapins
Two Winless Big 10 Clubs Battle
Our Minnesota vs Maryland pick offers the Golden Gophers at -19.5 (-108). The Terrapins come in at +19.5 and -102. In the Big 10 West, Minnesota is 0-1 and in sixth place. In their first game of this shortened NCAA season, which occurred last Saturday, they lost to #18 Michigan 49-24. Presently, Maryland sits in fifth place of the Big 10 East. They too have played one game, losing to Northwestern 43-3. This contest will take place on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm ET. The game will be played at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium in College Park Maryland. After reading this point spread pick, please also see our totals pick for this game.
Minnesota vs Maryland Pick – Stats
In their first game of this season, neither team’s defenses performed well. Minnesota allowed Michigan 481 total yards with a whopping 285 on the ground. They gave up 49 points. Maryland, which gave up 43 points, allowed 537.0 yards with 325 in rushing. Neither team could stop the run last week.
On offense, the Terrapins scored just three points against the Northwestern Wildcats. Of their 207 offensive yards, a mere 143.0 yards came from passing and just 64 from the run. Minnesota, which accumulated 326.0 yards, did better than Maryland in both rushing (127.0) and passing (197.0). They did score 24 points against a nationally-ranked Wolverine team.
Golden Gophers vs Terrapins Spread Pick – Key Players
Our Minnesota vs Maryland pick notes that the Golden Gophers will want to utilize running back Mohamed Ibrahim. Against Michigan, he had 146 yards on 26 carries. Ibrahim crossed the goal line twice. In this game, he could post three or four TDs. QB Tanner Morgan is capable of a big game. Especially against a secondary as porous as Maryland’s.
In the game versus Northwestern, Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa tossed three picks and no TDs. Running back Jake Funk had just 35 yards on six carries. On defense, LB Chance Campbell made 10 solo tackles and four assists.
Minnesota vs Maryland Pick – Final Word
Our Minnesota vs Maryland pick likes the Golden Gophers at -19.5 (-108). They have a much better offense, and their defense also looks stronger. We think that the Minnesota rush attack will run all over the Terrapins’ D.
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Maryland Terrapins Summary