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    Star runner Roman Hemby and the Maryland Terrapins (3-0) play the Michigan State Spartans (2-1) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET at Spartan Stadium.

    The Spartans are underdogs, but by less than a touchdown (+6), versus the Terrapins (with an over/under of 53.5 points).

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    Game Info for Maryland vs. Michigan State

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: NBC
    • Location: East Lansing, Michigan
    • Stadium: Spartan Stadium
    Maryland vs Michigan State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Maryland -6 -110 -110 53.5 -110 -110 -233 +192

    Maryland Pick Insights

    • Maryland is 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • Maryland has a 1-2 record against the spread when favored by 6 points or more this season.
    • In Maryland’s three games with a set total, two have hit the over (66.7%).

    Maryland Stats & Insights

    • On offense, Maryland has been a top-25 unit, ranking 22nd-best in the FBS by averaging 480 yards per game. The defense ranks 50th (314.7 yards allowed per game).
    • Maryland ranks 26th in points scored this year (39.3 points per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 13.3 points allowed per game.
    • Maryland has the 39th-ranked defense this season in terms of passing yards (193.3 allowed per game), and has been better on offense, ranking 22nd-best with 304 passing yards per game.
    • Maryland ranks 50th in run offense (176 rushing yards per game) and 61st in run defense (121.3 rushing yards allowed per game) this year.
    • Maryland ranks 63rd in third-down defense this year (36.8% third-down percentage allowed), but has been shining on offense, ranking 12th-best in the FBS with a 53.7% third-down conversion rate.
    • Maryland has forced six total turnovers (25th in the FBS) this season and have turned it over two times (11th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +4, the 14th-best in college football.

    Maryland’s Best Players

    • Taulia Tagovailoa has 889 pass yards for Maryland, completing 66.7% of his passes and collecting five touchdowns and two interceptions this season.
    • Hemby has racked up 243 yards on 40 carries while finding the end zone four times. He’s also caught nine passes for 94 yards (31.3 per game).
    • This season, Colby McDonald has carried the ball 21 times for 166 yards (55.3 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Jeshaun Jones’ 198 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 21 times and has registered 13 receptions and two touchdowns.
    • Corey Dyches has caught 16 passes for 195 yards (65 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Kaden Prather has racked up eight grabs for 164 yards, an average of 54.7 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Jaishawn Barham has two sacks to lead the team, and also has two TFL and eight tackles.
    • Beau Brade, Maryland’s top tackler, has 11 tackles this year.
    • Donnell Brown has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with three tackles and two passes defended.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • Michigan State has covered the spread twice in three opportunities this season.
    • Michigan State is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 6 points or greater this season.
    • Out of Michigan State’s three games with a set total, one has hit the over (33.3%).

    Michigan State Pick Insights

    • With 377.3 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, Michigan State ranks 78th in the FBS in 2023. On defense, it ranks 84th, allowing 375 total yards per contest.
    • With 27.7 points per game on the offensive side of the ball, Michigan State ranks 77th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 55th, surrendering 20.7 points per game.
    • In terms of passing, Michigan State ranks 47th in the FBS (263.3 passing yards per game) and 97th defensively (250 passing yards allowed per game).
    • Michigan State is compiling 114 rushing yards per game on offense this season (108th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 125 rushing yards per game (67th-ranked) on defense.
    • Michigan State’s defense has been thriving on third down, giving up a 18.4% third-down conversion rate (best). On offense, it ranks 64th in the FBS with a 42.1% third-down rate.
    • After forcing three turnovers (82nd in the FBS) and turning the ball over three times (32nd in the FBS) this season, Michigan State owns the 59th-ranked turnover margin of 0.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Noah Kim leads Michigan State with 707 yards on 48-of-84 passing with five touchdowns compared to one interception this season.
    • Nathan Carter has carried the ball 54 times for 272 yards, with four touchdowns.
    • Jalen Berger has totaled 31 yards on 10 carries with one touchdown.
    • Christian Fitzpatrick’s 164 receiving yards (54.7 yards per game) lead the team. He has six catches on nine targets.
    • Jaron Glover has seven receptions (on 14 targets) for a total of 152 yards (50.7 yards per game) this year.
    • Tre Mosley’s 18 targets have resulted in 11 catches for 144 yards and one touchdown.
    • Aaron Brule leads the team with two sacks, and also has two TFL and 10 tackles.
    • So far Cal Haladay leads the team in both tackles and interceptions. He has totaled 21 tackles, two TFL, and one interception this season.
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