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    The Music City Bowl sees the Auburn Tigers and the Maryland Terrapins hit the field on Saturday, December 30, 2023. The matchup starts at 2:00 PM ET and airs on ABC.

    The Terrapins are underdogs, but by less than a field goal (+2.5), against the Tigers (with an over/under of 50.5 points).

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    Game Info for Auburn vs. Maryland

    • Game Day: Saturday, December 30, 2023
    • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ABC
    • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
    • Stadium: Nissan Stadium
    Auburn vs Maryland Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Auburn -2.5 -110 -110 50.5 -110 -110 -133 +112

    Auburn Pick Insights

    • Auburn has a 6-6-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Auburn has a 3-3 record against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • Auburn games with a set total have hit the over five times this season (41.7%).

    Auburn Stats & Insights

    • Auburn ranks 91st in total offense (355.5 yards per game) and 50th in total defense (361.5 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Auburn is putting up 27.3 points per game on offense, which ranks them 66th in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 36th, surrendering 21.9 points per contest.
    • While Auburn’s pass defense ranks 29th with 202.1 passing yards allowed per game,the offense has been less successful, ranking ninth-worst (157.1 passing yards per game).
    • Auburn owns the 83rd-ranked defense this year in terms of rushing yards (159.4 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been better offensively, ranking 16th-best with 198.4 rushing yards per game.
    • While Auburn ranks 21st-worst in the FBS in third-down percentage at 33.6%, it’s been a different situation on the other side of the ball, ranking 17th-best (31.6% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • Auburn owns the 53rd-ranked turnover margin in college football at +1, forcing 17 turnovers (58th in the FBS) while turning it over 16 times (53rd in the FBS).

    Auburn’s Best Players

    • Payton Thorne leads Auburn with 1,671 yards (139.3 ypg) on 149-of-238 passing with 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season. He also has 520 rushing yards on 125 carries while scoring three touchdowns on the ground.
    • Jarquez Hunter has 865 rushing yards on 146 carries with seven touchdowns.
    • Rivaldo Fairweather’s leads his squad with 349 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 33 receptions (out of 45 targets) and scored six touchdowns.
    • Ja’Varrius Johnson has hauled in 18 receptions totaling 314 yards, finding the end zone three times as a receiver so far this campaign.
    • Jay Fair has been the target of 42 passes and racked up 30 catches for 300 yards, an average of 25 yards per contest. He’s found the end zone two times through the air this season.
    • Marcus Harris leads the team with seven sacks, and also has seven TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Eugene Asante, Auburn’s top tackler, has 72 tackles, five TFL, and 4.5 sacks this year.
    • Jaylin Simpson has a team-leading four interceptions to go along with 33 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.

    Maryland Betting Insights

    • Maryland has gone 6-6-0 ATS this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this season, the Terrapins are 1-2 against the spread.
    • Maryland has gone over in seven of their 12 games with a set total (58.3%).

    Maryland Pick Insights

    • Maryland ranks 59th with 393.8 total yards per game on offense, and it ranks 35th with 336.9 total yards given up per game on the defensive side of the ball.
    • From an offensive perspective, Maryland is compiling 29.6 points per contest (54th-ranked). It ranks 48th in the FBS defensively (23.3 points allowed per game).
    • Maryland’s pass defense ranks 38th in the FBS with 207.3 passing yards surrendered per contest, but it has been lifted up by its offense, which ranks 21st-best by putting up 284.8 passing yards per contest.
    • Maryland ranks 17th-worst in rushing yards per game (108.9), but it has been more productive defensively, ranking 37th in the FBS with 129.6 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Maryland ranks 30th in the FBS with a 44.4% third-down conversion rate on offense, and 28th with a 34.6% third-down percentage allowed on defense.
    • With 20 forced turnovers (29th in the FBS) and 20 turnovers committed (100th in the FBS) this season, Maryland ranks 65th in the FBS with a turnover margin of 0.

    Maryland’s Best Players

    • Taulia Tagovailoa has racked up 3,377 yards on 66.4% passing while collecting 25 touchdown passes with 11 interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Roman Hemby, has carried the ball 135 times for 663 yards (55.3 per game) with four touchdowns. He’s also caught 37 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Colby McDonald has piled up 283 yards (on 47 carries) with two touchdowns.
    • Jeshaun Jones has collected 53 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 747 (62.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 77 times and has four touchdowns.
    • Tai Felton has put up a 723-yard season so far with six touchdowns. He’s caught 48 passes on 77 targets.
    • Kaden Prather’s 41 catches (on 63 targets) have netted him 609 yards (50.8 ypg) and five touchdowns.
    • Kellan Wyatt has 4.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has six TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Maryland’s tackle leader, Beau Brade, has 67 tackles, four TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Tarheeb Still leads the team with five interceptions, while also recording 38 tackles, two TFL, and five passes defended.
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