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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 favored, but by less than a touchdown (-6.5), versus the Terrapins. The over/under for this matchup is 47.5 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 -6.5 -109 -111 47.5 -110 -110 -247 +200

    Auburn Pick Insights

    • Auburn has a 6-6-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Auburn is 3-2 against the spread when favored by 6.5 points or more this season.
    • Five of Auburn’s 12 games with a set total have hit the over (41.7%).

    Auburn Stats & Insights

    • Auburn ranks 89th in total offense (355.5 yards per game) and 51st in total defense (361.5 yards allowed per game) this season.
    • Auburn ranks 65th in scoring offense (27.3 points per game) and 34th in scoring defense (21.9 points allowed per game) this year.
    • Auburn ranks 10th-worst in passing offense (157.1 passing yards per game), but thas been slightly better on defense, ranking 32nd with 202.1 passing yards allowed per contest.
    • On the offensive side of the ball, Auburn has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 15th-best in the FBS by compiling 198.4 per game. The Tigers rank 84th on defense (159.4 rushing yards allowed per game).
    • While Auburn ranks 20th-worst in the FBS in third-down conversion rate at 33.6%, it’s been a different story defensively, ranking 15th-best (31.6% third-down conversion rate allowed).
    • With 17 forced turnovers (67th in the FBS) against 16 turnovers committed (47th in the FBS), Auburn’s +1+1 turnover margin ranks 57th in college football.

    Auburn’s Best Players

    • Payton Thorne has thrown for 1,671 yards, completing 62.6% of his passes and tossing 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 the end zone seven times as a runner.
    • Rivaldo Fairweather’s 349 yards as a receiver pace the team. He’s been targeted 45 times and has collected 33 receptions and six touchdowns.
    • Ja’Varrius Johnson has caught 18 passes for 314 yards (26.2 yards per game) and three touchdowns this year.
    • Jay Fair has compiled 30 catches for 300 yards, an average of 25 yards per game. He’s scored two times as a receiver this season.
    • Marcus Harris has seven sacks to pace the team, and also has seven TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Eugene Asante, Auburn’s leading tackler, has 72 tackles, five TFL, and 4.5 sacks this year.
    • Jaylin Simpson leads the team with four interceptions, while also recording 33 tackles, one TFL, and four passes defended.

    Maryland Betting Insights

    • So far this year, Maryland has compiled a 6-6-0 record against the spread.
    • Maryland is 1-2 against the spread when an underdog by 6.5 points or more this year.
    • Seven of Maryland’s 12 games with a set total have hit the over (58.3%).

    Maryland Pick Insights

    • From an offensive angle, Maryland is generating 393.8 total yards per contest (57th-ranked). It ranks 34th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (336.9 total yards given up per game).
    • Maryland is accumulating 29.6 points per game on offense this season (53rd-ranked). Meanwhile, it is allowing 23.3 points per contest (48th-ranked) on defense.
    • Maryland’s pass defense ranks 38th in the FBS with 207.3 passing yards allowed per contest, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks 20th-best by accumulating 284.8 passing yards per game.
    • Maryland ranks 18th-worst in rushing yards per game (108.9), but it has been better on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 35th in the FBS with 129.6 rushing yards allowed per contest.
    • Maryland ranks 31st in the FBS with a 44.4% third-down conversion percentage on offense, and 31st with a 34.6% third-down percentage allowed on defense.
    • With 20 forced turnovers (36th in the FBS) and 20 turnovers committed (90th in the FBS) this season, Maryland ranks 67th in the FBS with a turnover margin of 0.

    Maryland’s Best Players

    • Taulia Tagovailoa leads Maryland with 3,377 yards on 290-of-437 passing with 25 touchdowns compared to 11 interceptions this season.
    • Roman Hemby has rushed for 663 yards on 135 carries so far this year while scoring four times on the ground. He’s also tacked on 37 catches, totaling 288 yards and three touchdowns in the passing game.
    • Colby McDonald has racked up 47 carries and totaled 283 yards with two touchdowns.
    • Jeshaun Jones has racked up 747 receiving yards on 53 receptions to pace his squad so far this season while scoring four touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Tai Felton has caught 48 passes and compiled 723 receiving yards (60.3 per game) with six touchdowns.
    • Kaden Prather’s 41 receptions (on 63 targets) have netted him 609 yards (50.8 ypg) and five touchdowns.
    • Kellan Wyatt has 4.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has six TFL and 32 tackles.
    • Beau Brade, Maryland’s tackle leader, has 67 tackles, four TFL, and one interception this year.
    • Tarheeb Still has picked off a team-leading five passes. He also has 38 tackles, two TFL, and five passes defended to his name.

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