Maryland Terrapins vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Betting Pick Week 6
College football betting continues this week as teams vie for a spot in the college football playoffs. The Ohio State Buckeyes were one of the four teams to crack the list last season and online sportsbooks have them pegged as one of the frontrunners to punch a playoff ticket this year. This Saturday, the Buckeyes will be hosting the Maryland Terrapins, a team that may not be nationally ranked but is still a threat in the Big Ten East as well as this matchup.
The Terrapins march into this Week 6 matchup sporting a 3-1 record (1-0 in Big Ten play) that ties them for 3rd place in the East with a handful of other teams. Maryland kicked the season off with a big US sportsbook upset victory over the No. 23 Texas Longhorns that raised some eyebrows around the league. The following week the Terrapins delivered another big time performance as they pummeled the Towson Tigers 63-17. But a 38-10 setback against UCF the following week assured that Maryland would stay unranked for the time being. What kind of odds are top sportsbooks giving them this weekend?
The Terrapins’ offense is putting up an average of 38.8 points per game. While that figure may be impressive, Maryland has gotten shut down on offense by UCF. This Saturday, they’ll be going up against a defense that is giving up an average of 16.0 points per outing. For comparison, UCF is allowing around 13 points per game. With those figures in mind, US sportsbook players can expect Maryland to have a rough day offensively against Ohio State.
Betting Ohio State
The Buckeyes march into this Week 6 contest flashing a 4-1 record (2-0 in conference play) that ties them for 1st place in the Big Ten East standings alongside Penn State. Ohio State is currently ranked 10th of the nation, with their lone setback of the season coming at the hands of No. Oklahoma. But that was in their second game of the season and the Buckeyes are now riding a 3-game win streak, thanks in big part to their offense which is putting up an average of 42.6 points per game. We already mentioned the Ohio State’s defense. What you should know is that Maryland is giving up 30 each game, so you can expect the Buckeyes to have a field day this weekend.
The Buckeyes are 2-3 against the spread this season while their opponent has posted a 3-1 record ATS. However, considering how underwhelming the payout is straight up, you’re definitely going to want to stick to either the spread or totals on this one. Furthermore, It should be noted that Ohio State has beaten their last 3 opponents by 30 or more, so bettors shouldn’t hesitate to pick them on the spread.
US Sportsbook Betting Lines:
Maryland Terrapins +30 ½ (-110) 60 ½ (-110) +4500
Ohio State Buckeyes -30 ½ (-110) 60 ½ (-110) -11000
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