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    At 3:30 PM ET on Saturday, the Maryland Terrapins (5-1) are at home against the Illinois Fighting Illini (2-4).

    The Terrapins are double-digit favorites (currently -13.5) in their matchup versus the Fighting Illini, with the over/under being 51.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Terrapins are -550 and the Fighting Illini are +405.)

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    Game Info for Maryland vs. Illinois

    • Game Day: Saturday, October 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: NBC
    • Location: College Park, Maryland
    • Stadium: SECU Stadium
    Maryland vs Illinois Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Maryland -13.5 -111 -109 51.5 -109 -111 -550 +405

    Maryland Pick Insights

    • Maryland has gone 3-3-0 ATS this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 13.5-point favorites this season, Maryland is 2-2 against the spread.
    • Maryland games with a set total have hit the over three times this season (50%).

    Maryland Stats & Insights

    • Maryland is putting up 429.3 yards per game on offense, which ranks 45th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the Terrapins rank 36th, allowing 337.2 yards per contest.
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Maryland has been a top-25 unit, ranking 20th-best by surrendering only 17.2 points per game. The offense ranks 28th (35 points per game).
    • Maryland ranks 73rd in pass defense this season (229.8 passing yards allowed per game), but has been playing really well on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 25th-best in the FBS with 280.5 passing yards per game.
    • Maryland is totaling 148.8 rushing yards per game on offense (74th in the FBS), and ranks 28th defensively with 107.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Maryland sports the 35th-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (33.8% third-down conversion rate allowed), and has been better offensively, ranking 21st-best with a 47.7% third-down percentage.
    • Maryland has forced 12 total turnovers (ninth in the FBS) this season and have turned it over five times (16th in the FBS) for a turnover margin of +7, the sixth-best in college football.

    Maryland’s Best Players

    • Taulia Tagovailoa has 1,660 yards passing for Maryland, completing 62.9% of his passes and throwing 14 touchdowns and five interceptions this season. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 89 rushing yards (14.8 ypg) on 25 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • The team’s top rusher, Roman Hemby, has carried the ball 72 times for 344 yards (57.3 per game), scoring four times. He’s also caught 13 passes for 117 yards.
    • Colby McDonald has racked up 216 yards on 30 carries, scoring two times.
    • Jeshaun Jones has hauled in 24 catches for 378 yards (63 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone two times as a receiver.
    • Tai Felton has caught 21 passes for 329 yards (54.8 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Kaden Prather has been the target of 34 passes and hauled in 21 grabs for 303 yards, an average of 50.5 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone four times through the air this season.
    • Kellan Wyatt has 2.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has three TFL and 12 tackles.
    • Beau Brade, Maryland’s top tackler, has 31 tackles, two TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Tarheeb Still has picked off a team-high three passes. He also has 20 tackles, two TFL, and three passes defended to his name.

    Illinois Betting Insights

    • Illinois has not covered the spread in a game yet this year (0-6-0).
    • Illinois is 0-1 against the spread when an underdog by 13.5 points or greater this year.
    • Out of Illinois’ six games with a set total, two have hit the over (33.3%).

    Illinois Pick Insights

    • In terms of total yards, Illinois ranks 82nd in the FBS (377.3 total yards per game) and 102nd defensively (401.5 total yards allowed per contest).
    • Illinois has been struggling offensively, ranking 16th-worst in the FBS with 19.2 points per game. It has been better on the other side of the ball, giving up 28.8 points per contest (90th-ranked).
    • From an offensive angle, Illinois is posting 253.8 passing yards per game (52nd-ranked). It ranks 66th in the FBS on defense (225.5 passing yards surrendered per game).
    • Illinois ranks 102nd in rushing yards per game (123.5), but it has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking 24th-worst in the FBS with 176 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • Illinois has lots of room to improve on third down, as it ranks 18th-worst in third-down conversion percentage (32.9%) and are 16th-worst in third-down rate allowed (46.2%).
    • Illinois has forced eight turnovers this season and have turned it over 13 times, leading to a -5 turnover margin that is 16th-worst in the FBS.

    Illinois’ Best Players

    • Luke Altmyer has thrown for 1,370 yards (228.3 ypg) to lead Illinois, completing 64.2% of his passes and recording six touchdown passes and eight interceptions this season. He is also a playmaker on the ground, racking up 172 yards (28.7 ypg) on 54 carries with three touchdowns.
    • Reggie Love III has run the ball 51 times for 252 yards, with one touchdown.
    • Isaiah Williams has hauled in 503 receiving yards on 38 catches to pace his team so far this season.
    • Pat Bryant has collected 236 receiving yards (39.3 yards per game) and four touchdowns on 20 receptions.
    • Casey Washington has racked up 177 reciving yards (29.5 ypg) this season.
    • Jer’Zhan Newton has collected 2.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording three TFL and 27 tackles.
    • Illinois’ leading tackler, Miles Scott, has 35 tackles and one interception this year.
    • Xavier Scott has a team-leading two interceptions to go along with 33 tackles and three passes defended.

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