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

    The Tigers are small favorites (-2.5) in their game against the Terrapins, with the over/under being 50.5 points. (On the moneyline, the Tigers are -133 and the Terrapins are +112.)

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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

    • So far this season, Auburn has put together a 6-6-0 record against the spread.
    • Auburn is 3-3 against the spread when favored by 2.5 points or more this season.
    • The teams have hit the over in five of Auburn’s 12 games with a set total.

    Auburn Stats & Insights

    • Auburn is averaging 355.5 yards per game on offense, which ranks 91st in the FBS. Defensively, the Tigers rank 51st, allowing 361.5 yards per contest.
    • Auburn is putting up 27.3 points per game on offense, which ranks them 66th in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, the defense ranks 37th, giving up 21.9 points per game.
    • Auburn ranks ninth-worst in passing offense (157.1 passing yards per game), but thas been slightly better on defense, ranking 29th with 202.1 passing yards allowed per game.
    • Auburn ranks 83rd in run defense this year (159.4 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been thriving on the offensive side of the ball, ranking 15th-best in the FBS 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 defense, allowing a 31.6% third-down percentage.
    • Auburn owns the 53rd-ranked turnover margin in college football at +1, forcing 17 turnovers (59th in the FBS) while turning it over 16 times (53rd in the FBS).

    Auburn’s Best Players

    • Payton Thorne has thrown for 1,671 yards, completing 62.6% of his passes and recording 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 racked up 865 yards on 146 carries while finding paydirt seven times as a runner.
    • Rivaldo Fairweather’s team-leading 349 yards as a receiver have come on 33 catches (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 has been the target of 42 passes and compiled 30 receptions 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 has seven sacks to lead the team, and also has seven TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Auburn’s top-tackler, Eugene Asante, has 72 tackles, five TFL, and 4.5 sacks this year.
    • Jaylin Simpson leads the team with four interceptions, while also putting up 33 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.

    Maryland Betting Insights

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

    Maryland Pick Insights

    • Maryland is accumulating 393.8 total yards per contest on offense this season (59th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 336.9 total yards per game (35th-ranked).
    • With 29.6 points per game on offense, Maryland ranks 54th in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 48th, surrendering 23.3 points per game.
    • Maryland’s pass offense has been thriving, posting 284.8 passing yards per contest (21st-best) this season. Defensively, it ranks 38th by allowing 207.3 passing yards per game.
    • Maryland’s rushing offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, generating 108.9 rushing yards per game, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS. On the defensive side of the ball, it ranks 37th with 129.6 rushing yards conceded per contest.
    • From an offensive angle, Maryland is putting up a 44.4% third-down conversion rate (30th-ranked). It ranks 28th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (34.6% third-down rate allowed).
    • At 0, Maryland has the 65th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 20 forced turnovers (29th in the FBS) and 20 turnovers committed (100th in the FBS).

    Maryland’s Best Players

    • Taulia Tagovailoa has thrown for 3,377 yards (281.4 per game) while completing 66.4% of his passes and 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 hauled in 747 receiving yards on 53 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring four touchdowns as a receiver.
    • 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 63 targets have resulted in 41 receptions for 609 yards and five touchdowns.
    • Kellan Wyatt has collected 4.5 sacks to pace the team, while also recording six TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Beau Brade, Maryland’s leading tackler, has 67 tackles, four TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Tarheeb Still has a team-leading five interceptions to go along with 38 tackles, two TFL, and five passes defended.

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