February 22, 2024

Maryland vs. Ohio State 10/7/23 CFB Betting Predictions, Odds & Trends

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Unranked Maryland heads to Columbus to face No. 4 Ohio State Saturday at 12:00 PM ET on FOX. Can the Buckeyes cover the 19.5-point spread as home favorites this weekend? Read on, our Maryland vs. Ohio State betting prediction will tell you the pick for today’s matchup.

Maryland is 5-0 straight up and 3-2 against the spread this season. Their best win came against Michigan State. They have yet to lose a game this season.

Ohio State is 4-0 straight up and 1-2-1 against the spread this season. Their best win came against Notre Dame and they are undefeated in 2023.

Maryland vs. Ohio State odds and betting

361 Maryland Terrapins (+19.5) at 362 Ohio State Buckeyes (-19.5); O/U 57

12:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 7, 2023

Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH

Maryland vs. Ohio State general betting information

As of this writing, the public loves terrapins in this game. Our CFB public betting page shows that 69% of public bets are on Maryland +19.5. Note that these numbers are subject to change and may be different after game time ends.

Maryland Terrapins Game Notes

Maryland’s third-string wide receiver Leon Hutton Jr He missed the team’s last game with an undisclosed injury and is questionable for Saturday’s game against Ohio State. Hutton had 1 catch for 25 yards last season as a member of the Terrapins.

Nolan Ray is also questionable for this weekend’s game. She is nursing an unspecified illness. Ray had 3 carries for 7 yards in Maryland’s 38-6 win over Towson in Week 1.

Ohio State Buckeyes game notes

Ohio State’s superstar wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr A sprained ankle is likely for this weekend’s game. Harrison is one of the top wide receivers in the country and has 17 catches for 336 yards and 3 touchdowns this season.

Buckeyes quarterback Cameron Martinez is questionable for Saturday’s game with an undisclosed injury. Martinez had 1 tackle in Ohio’s 35-7 Week 2 win over Youngstown State earlier this season.

Maryland is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games.

Ohio State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.

Ohio State is 7-8-2 ATS since the start of last season.

Ohio State has gone 6-8-2 ATS since the start of last season.

Maryland vs. Ohio State betting predictions

The two teams met in College Park last season. Ohio State won 43-30 but was outscored by 25 points and didn’t cover the spread. This Maryland team is better than last year’s team, and this year’s Ohio State team doesn’t have CJ Stroud at QB like last year’s team. In my opinion, the Buckeyes are not as good as last year. This does not appear to be the Buckeyes’ dominant group in 2022.

On the other hand, Maryland still has Taulia Tagovailoa at quarterback, and he’s having the best season of his career in passer rating (160.3). Maryland is 5-0 straight up as a team and they have performed well by several measures. The Terps are eighth in the nation in points per game (.397) and fifth in yards per punt (11.0). In 2018, Maryland nearly beat the Buckeyes, but the Terps ended up losing 52-51 in overtime. I think this game will be more like that matchup than Ohio State’s blowouts in 2019 (73-14) and 2021 (66-17). I like the Terps to keep it somewhat competitive in the Horseshoe this Saturday.

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