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    The Music City Bowl will see the Auburn Tigers entering a showdown against the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, December 30, 2023. Kickoff is at 2:00 PM ET on ABC.

    The Tigers are slight favorites (-2.5) in their game against the Terrapins, with the over/under at 50.5 points. (In terms of the moneyline, the Tigers are -138 and the Terrapins are +115.)

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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 -112 -108 50.5 -110 -110 -138 +115

    Auburn Pick Insights

    • Auburn’s ATS record is 6-6-0 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 on defense, 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 season.
    • 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 ranks 83rd in run defense this season (159.4 rushing yards allowed per game), but has been shining on offense, ranking 15th-best in the FBS with 198.4 rushing yards per game.
    • While Auburn ranks 21st-worst in the FBS in third-down conversion rate at 33.6%, it’s been a different situation defensively, ranking 17th-best (31.6% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • With 17 forced turnovers (59th in the FBS) against 16 turnovers committed (53rd in the FBS), Auburn’s +1+1 turnover margin ranks 53rd in college football.

    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.
    • The team’s top rusher, Jarquez Hunter, has carried the ball 146 times for 865 yards (72.1 per game), scoring seven times.
    • Rivaldo Fairweather has hauled in 33 receptions for 349 yards (29.1 yards per game) to lead the team so far this season. He’s found the end zone six times as a receiver.
    • Ja’Varrius Johnson has caught 18 passes for 314 yards (26.2 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Jay Fair’s 30 receptions have yielded 300 yards and two touchdowns.
    • Marcus Harris has racked up seven sacks to pace the team, while also recording seven TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Eugene Asante, Auburn’s tackle leader, 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

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

    Maryland Pick Insights

    • In terms of total offense, Maryland ranks 59th in the FBS (393.8 total yards per game) and 35th defensively (336.9 total yards allowed per game).
    • Maryland is accumulating 29.6 points per contest on offense this season (54th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 23.3 points per contest (48th-ranked) on defense.
    • Maryland’s pass offense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 21st-best in the FBS with 284.8 passing yards per game. In terms of defense, it is allowing 207.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 38th.
    • Maryland ranks 17th-worst in rushing yards per game (108.9), but it has been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 37th in the FBS with 129.6 rushing yards surrendered per contest.
    • From an offensive perspective, Maryland is posting a 44.4% third-down conversion percentage (30th-ranked). It ranks 28th in the FBS on defense (34.6% third-down rate allowed).
    • Maryland has compiled 20 forced turnovers (29th in the FBS) and committed 20 turnovers (100th in the FBS) this season for a 0 turnover margin that ranks 65th in the FBS.

    Maryland’s Best Players

    • Taulia Tagovailoa has compiled 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 run for 283 yards across 47 attempts, scoring two touchdowns.
    • Jeshaun Jones has registered 53 receptions 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 48 receptions (on 77 targets) for a total of 723 yards (60.3 yards per game) and six touchdowns this year.
    • Kaden Prather’s 41 grabs (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.
    • Beau Brade, Maryland’s top tackler, has 67 tackles, four TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Tarheeb Still has a team-high five interceptions to go along with 38 tackles, two TFL, and five passes defended.
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