Michigan vs. Maryland Betting Odds, Picks: Can Terps Take Advantage of Situational Edge?

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Jesse Johnson, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Tyler DeSue

Michigan at Maryland Betting Odds

  • Spread: Michigan -21.5
  • Over/Under: 56
  • Time: 12 p.m. ET
  • TV: ABC

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One year ago, Maryland coach Mike Locksley was offensive coordinator for Alabama, preparing for LSU and an eventual College Football Playoff run. Josh Gattis, now offensive coordinator for Michigan, was also on the Tide staff.

Since they both left Tuscaloosa, it has been nothing but drama on who designed the offense and who called the plays for the Crimson Tide’s historic 2018 attack.

Maybe we’ll find out Saturday when Maryland meets Michigan.

Maryland is just 1-5 in its last six games. After starting the season with a blowout of an FCS opponent and Syracuse, the Terrapins have been blown out by Penn State, Purdue and Minnesota. Maryland has been shredded for several weeks, but Week 10 may be the first time the team is fully healthy.

Running back Anthony McFarland and left guard Terrance Davis are both back from injury, while quarterback Josh Jackson has an entire week of practice taking reps with the first team.

Not only is this a huge spot for Locksley, Michigan could find itself flat after two consecutive primetime games against Penn State and Notre Dame lead into this sleepy noon kick. The Wolverines will head into a bye week after this game, so health may play a bigger factor than running up the score.

If this game was in the Big House it would be a different story, but Michigan does not blow teams out on the road like it does at home. The Wolverines have covered just once in their past five road games.

Our projections make this game Michigan -19 giving value to Maryland at +21 or better.

Pick: Maryland +21 or better [In New Jersey? Bet now at PointsBet]

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