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    Roman Hemby will lead the Maryland Terrapins (3-0) into their matchup versus the Michigan State Spartans (2-1) at Spartan Stadium on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET.

    The Spartans are expected to lose (currently +7.5) against the Terrapins (with an over/under of 52.5 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 -7.5 -110 -110 52.5 -109 -110 -305 +242

    Maryland Pick Insights

    • Maryland has covered the spread once in three games this season.
    • When it has played as at least 7.5-point favorites this season, Maryland is 1-2 against the spread.
    • Two of Maryland’s three games with a set total have hit the over (66.7%).

    Maryland Stats & Insights

    • Maryland has the 50th-ranked defense this season (314.7 yards allowed per game), and has been better on the other side of the ball, ranking 22nd-best with a tally of 480 yards per game.
    • Maryland ranks 26th in points scored this season (39.3 points per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking 21st-best in the FBS with 13.3 points allowed per game.
    • Maryland sports the 39th-ranked defense this year in terms of passing yards (193.3 allowed per game), and has been more effective offensively, ranking 22nd-best with 304 passing yards per game.
    • Offensively, Maryland ranks 50th in the FBS with 176 rushing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defensive unit ranks 61st in rushing yards allowed per contest (121.3).
    • Maryland sports the 63rd-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (36.8% third-down conversion rate allowed), and has been better offensively, ranking 12th-best with a 53.7% third-down conversion rate.
    • Maryland has the 14th-best turnover margin in college football at +4, forcing six turnovers (25th in the FBS) while turning it over two times (11th in the FBS).

    Maryland’s Best Players

    • Taulia Tagovailoa has thrown for 889 yards (296.3 ypg) to lead Maryland, completing 66.7% of his passes and recording five touchdown passes compared to two interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Hemby, has carried the ball 40 times for 243 yards (81 per game), scoring four times. He’s also caught nine passes for 94 yards.
    • This season, Colby McDonald has carried the ball 21 times for 166 yards (55.3 per game) and two touchdowns.
    • Jeshaun Jones has hauled in 13 receptions for 198 yards (66 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone two times as a receiver.
    • Corey Dyches has caught 16 passes for 195 yards (65 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
    • Kaden Prather has a total of 164 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing eight passes and scoring two touchdowns.
    • Jaishawn Barham has two sacks to pace the team, and also has two TFL and eight tackles.
    • Maryland’s top-tackler, Beau Brade, has 11 tackles this year.
    • Donnell Brown leads the team with two interceptions, while also collecting three tackles and two passes defended.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

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

    Michigan State Pick Insights

    • From an offensive perspective, Michigan State is putting up 377.3 total yards per game (78th-ranked). It ranks 84th in the FBS defensively (375 total yards surrendered per game).
    • Michigan State ranks 77th in the FBS with 27.7 points per contest on offense, and it ranks 55th with 20.7 points given up per game on defense.
    • From an offensive angle, Michigan State is accumulating 263.3 passing yards per game (47th-ranked). It ranks 97th in the FBS defensively (250 passing yards surrendered per game).
    • From an offensive standpoint, Michigan State is putting up 114 rushing yards per contest (108th-ranked). It ranks 67th in the FBS defensively (125 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • Michigan State ranks 64th in the FBS with a 42.1% third-down conversion percentage, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks best by surrendering a 18.4% third-down rate.
    • Michigan State has recorded 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 leads Michigan State with 707 yards on 48-of-84 passing with five touchdowns compared to one interception this season.
    • Nathan 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 hauled in 164 receiving yards on six receptions to pace his team so far this season.
    • 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 receptions for 144 yards and one touchdown.
    • Aaron Brule has two sacks to pace the team, and also has 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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