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    The Auburn Tigers and the Maryland Terrapins play in the Music City Bowl on December 30, 2023, with kickoff at 2:00 PM ET, airing 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.
    • In games this season as favorites of at least 2.5 points, Auburn has a 3-3 record against the spread.
    • Auburn has hit the over in five of its 12 games with a set total (41.7%).

    Auburn Stats & Insights

    • Auburn is compiling 355.5 yards per game on offense (91st in the FBS), and rank 51st defensively, yielding 361.5 yards allowed per game.
    • Auburn ranks 66th in scoring offense (27.3 points per game) and 37th in scoring defense (21.9 points allowed per game) this year.
    • While Auburn’s pass defense ranks 29th with 202.1 passing yards allowed per game,the offense has been worse, ranking ninth-worst (157.1 passing yards per game).
    • Auburn sports the 83rd-ranked defense this year in terms of rushing yards (159.4 rushing yards allowed per game), and has been more effective offensively, ranking 15th-best with 198.4 rushing yards per game.
    • Auburn has struggled on third down, ranking 21st-worst in the FBS (33.6%) this season. However, the defense ranks 17th-best on the defensive side of the ball, allowing a 31.6% third-down conversion rate.
    • Auburn ranks 53rd in college football with a +1 turnover margin after forcing 17 turnovers (59th in the FBS) and committing 16 (53rd in the FBS).

    Auburn’s Best Players

    • Payton Thorne has thrown for 1,671 yards, completing 62.6% of his passes and collecting 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions this season. He’s also run for 520 yards (43.3 ypg) on 125 carries with three rushing touchdowns.
    • Jarquez Hunter has carried the ball 146 times for a team-high 865 yards on the ground and has found the end zone seven times as a runner.
    • Rivaldo Fairweather’s team-high 349 yards as a receiver have come on 33 receptions (out of 45 targets) with 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’s 30 catches are good enough for 300 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Marcus Harris has collected seven sacks to pace the team, while also recording seven TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Eugene Asante is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s collected 72 tackles, five TFL, and 4.5 sacks.
    • Jaylin Simpson has picked off a team-leading four passes. He also has 33 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended to his name.

    Maryland Betting Insights

    • Maryland has a 6-6-0 record against the spread this year.
    • When they have played as at least 2.5-point underdogs this year, the Terrapins are 1-2 against the spread.
    • Maryland games have hit the over in seven out of 12 opportunities (58.3%).

    Maryland Pick Insights

    • Maryland is accumulating 393.8 total yards per game on offense this season (59th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 336.9 total yards per game (35th-ranked).
    • In terms of points scored Maryland ranks 54th in the FBS (29.6 points per game), and it is 48th on defense (23.3 points allowed per game).
    • Maryland’s pass defense ranks 38th in the FBS with 207.3 passing yards surrendered per game, but it has been bolstered by its offense, which ranks 21st-best by accumulating 284.8 passing yards per game.
    • Maryland ranks 17th-worst in rushing yards per game (108.9), but it has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 37th in the FBS with 129.6 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • Maryland is generating a 44.4% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (30th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering a 34.6% third-down rate (28th-ranked) on defense.
    • After forcing 20 turnovers (29th in the FBS) and turning the ball over 20 times (100th in the FBS) this season, Maryland has the 65th-ranked turnover margin of 0.

    Maryland’s Best Players

    • Taulia Tagovailoa has compiled 3,377 yards (281.4 per game) while completing 66.4% of his passes and recording 25 touchdown passes with 11 interceptions this season.
    • Roman Hemby has carried the ball 135 times for 663 yards, with four touchdowns. He’s also tacked on 37 catches for 288 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Colby McDonald has run for 283 yards across 47 attempts, scoring two touchdowns.
    • Jeshaun Jones paces his team with 747 receiving yards on 53 receptions with four touchdowns.
    • Tai Felton has put together a 723-yard season so far with six touchdowns. He’s caught 48 passes on 77 targets.
    • Kaden Prather’s 41 receptions (on 63 targets) have netted him 609 yards (50.8 ypg) and five touchdowns.
    • Kellan Wyatt paces the team with 4.5 sacks, and also has six TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Beau Brade is the team’s leading tackler this year. He’s picked up 67 tackles, four TFL, and one interception.
    • Tarheeb Still has picked off a team-high five passes. He also has 38 tackles, two TFL, and five passes defended to his name.

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