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    Star player Nathan Carter and the Michigan State Spartans (2-1) meet the Maryland Terrapins (3-0) on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET, at Spartan Stadium.

    The Terrapins are significant favorites (-7.5) in their matchup against the Spartans, with the over/under at 53.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Terrapins are -305 and the Spartans are +242.)

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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 -7.5 -110 -110 53.5 -109 -111 -305 +242

    Maryland Pick Insights

    • Maryland is 1-2-0 against the spread this season.
    • Maryland is 1-2 against the spread when favored by 7.5 points or more this season.
    • Two of Maryland’s three games with a set total have hit the over (66.7%).

    Maryland Stats & Insights

    • Offensively, 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 has the 26th-ranked offense this season (39.3 points per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 21st-best with just 13.3 points allowed per game.
    • Maryland ranks 39th in pass defense this year (193.3 passing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 22nd-best in the FBS with 304 passing yards per game.
    • Maryland is compiling 176 rushing yards per game on offense (50th in the FBS), and ranks 61st on defense with 121.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Offensively, Maryland has been a top-25 unit in terms of third-down efficiency, ranking 12th-best in the FBS by averaging a 53.7% third-down percentage. The defense ranks 63rd on defense (36.8% third-down percentage allowed).
    • With six forced turnovers (25th in the FBS) against two turnovers committed (11th in the FBS), Maryland’s +4 turnover margin is the 14th-best in college football.

    Maryland’s Best Players

    • Taulia Tagovailoa has thrown for 889 yards (296.3 ypg) to lead Maryland, completing 66.7% of his passes and tossing five touchdown passes compared to two interceptions this season.
    • Roman Hemby has racked up 243 yards on 40 carries while finding paydirt 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’ team-high 198 yards as a receiver have come on 13 receptions (out of 21 targets) with two touchdowns.
    • Corey Dyches has put together a 195-yard season so far with one touchdown, hauling in 16 passes on 16 targets.
    • Kaden Prather’s eight catches have turned into 164 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Jaishawn Barham has two sacks to lead the team, and also has two TFL and eight tackles.
    • Beau Brade, Maryland’s leading tackler, has 11 tackles this year.
    • Donnell Brown has picked off a team-high two passes. He also has three tackles and two passes defended to his name.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • Michigan State is 2-1-0 against the spread this year.
    • Michigan State is winless against the spread (0-1) when playing as at least 7.5-point underdogs.
    • Michigan State has hit the over in one of three games with a set total (33.3%).

    Michigan State Pick Insights

    • Michigan State ranks 78th with 377.3 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 84th with 375 total yards given up per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • From an offensive perspective, Michigan State is generating 27.7 points per contest (77th-ranked). It ranks 55th in the FBS defensively (20.7 points given up per game).
    • In terms of passing, Michigan State ranks 47th in the FBS (263.3 passing yards per game) and 97th on the other side of the ball (250 passing yards allowed per game).
    • From an offensive perspective, Michigan State is accumulating 114 rushing yards per game (108th-ranked). It ranks 67th in the FBS on defense (125 rushing yards given up per game).
    • Michigan State ranks 64th in the FBS with a 42.1% third-down conversion rate, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks best by surrendering a 18.4% third-down rate.
    • Michigan State has produced three forced turnovers (82nd in the FBS) and committed three turnovers (32nd in the FBS) this season for a 0 turnover margin that ranks 59th in the FBS.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Noah Kim has put up 707 passing yards, or 235.7 per game, so far this season. He has completed 57.1% of his passes and has recorded five touchdowns with one interception.
    • Carter has rushed 54 times for 272 yards, with four touchdowns.
    • Jalen Berger has racked up 31 yards on 10 carries with one touchdown.
    • Christian Fitzpatrick has totaled six receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 164 (54.7 yards per game). He’s been targeted nine times.
    • Jaron Glover has put up a 152-yard season so far. He’s caught seven passes on 14 targets.
    • Tre Mosley’s 11 receptions (on 18 targets) have netted him 144 yards (48 ypg) and one touchdown.
    • Aaron Brule has racked up two sacks to pace the team, while also recording two TFL and 10 tackles.
    • Cal Haladay has 21 tackles, two TFL, and one interception, and leads the team in both tackles and interceptions.
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