Rutgers vs Maryland

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Rutgers vs Maryland Predictions

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Rutgers is on the road playing Maryland at the SECU Stadium stadium on Saturday, 11/26/2022 @ 12:00pm EST. Maryland -14 was the opening favorite and line hasn't moved.

In the regular season finale for both teams, Maryland (6-5 SU, 5-6 ATS) hosts Rutgers (4-7 SU, 5-5-1 ATS) on Saturday at 12pm ET. Rutgers has lost four straight games and hopes to end the season on a positive note. Maryland is heading to the bowl, but it's shooting for seven wins. As a 2-point favorite, the Terps thumped the Scarlet Knights 40-16 last season.

Rutgers had another rough year

The Rutgers fell 55-10 to No. 11 Penn State in their home finale. The Scarlet Knights gained 167 total yards, while allowing 436 yards, including 237 on the ground. A miserable 1-7 conference record awaits Rutgers in this game. It's all about an offense that couldn't compete with most Big 10 defenses. Rutgers' offense threw for 135 yards and nine first downs against Penn State. In addition to a TD and a pick, Gavin Wimsatt completed just 10 of 29 passes for 122 yards.

With a 100-yard kickoff return and a 14-yard fumble recovery for a score, the Nittany Lions offense and special teams put the defense behind the eight ball. The starting quarterback is the source of their offense's problems. Simon, a 6-3 sophomore, caught 5 of 5 passes against Penn State, but he has been inconsistent, completing 59.4% of his passes for 758 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions. Despite completing 45.8% of his passes for 709 yards and five touchdowns, Wimsatt has thrown seven interceptions.

Ohio State fought hard against the Terps

Last week, Maryland faced No. With two consecutive losses, Ohio State is ranked #2. As a result of their 30-0 loss to Penn State on Nov. 12, they were not even competitive. Last Saturday, they fought until they were down 33-30 with 9:49 left in the game. With 42 seconds left, Ohio State kicked a field goal and then Taulia Tagovailoa fumbled attempting to throw the ball at the goal line, and Steele Chambers recovered the fumble for the easy TD, making it 43-30 for the Buckeyes.

However, the final score was misleading. With Taulia Tagovailoa completing 26 of 36 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns, Maryland passed Ohio State. The Terps did not turn the ball over, but penalties crept up throughout the season. The Terps committed 10 penalties against Ohio State (the Buckeyes had 11), which is consistent with their 129th-ranked penalty average of 75.36 yards per game. Rutgers ranks 111th with 63.73 yards per game in penalties.

Maryland wants to enjoy bowling in a better location. If they win here, they would finish 4-5 in the Atlantic 10, which isn't great when you consider they had to play Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State in the East Division and Purdue and Wisconsin in the West Division. Due to 156 combined points allowed to Penn State, Michigan, and Ohio State, and 37 points scored in those three games, Rutgers won't be bowling. The Terps are not in that category, but Tagovailoa can sling it around the yard and has NFL-quality receivers in Rakim Jarrett and Jacob Copeland to throw to. They should crush Rutgers at home, while Rutgers folds the tent in the second half.

Rutgers Highlights

With a power ranking of 126, Rutgers is ranked #115 in offense (scoring an average of 19.90 per game), #66 in defense (allowing an average of 25.90 points to be scored against them per game) and are 4-7 (5-5-1 ATS) this season.

Maryland Highlights

Maryland Terrapins has a power ranking of 62 and are #69 for offense (scoring an average of 28.30 per game), #53 for defense (giving up an average of 25.90 points per game) and 6-5 (5-6 ATS) overall. Rutgers went 2-1 (2-1 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against Maryland.

Rutgers Injuries

  • DB Kessawn Abraham Is "?" Saturday vs Maryland, Undisclosed
  • WR Joshua Youngblood Is "?" Saturday vs Maryland, Undisclosed
  • TE Victor Konopka Is "?" Saturday vs Maryland, Undisclosed
  • WR Robert Longerbeam Is "?" Saturday vs Maryland, Undisclosed
  • RB Samuel Brown V Is out for season, Undisclosed

Maryland Injuries

  • RB Challen Faamatau Is "?" Saturday vs Rutgers, Undisclosed
  • DB Tarheeb Still Is out indefinitely, Finger

Curated Picks & Predictions

  • From the lines set by Sportsbooks, they predict the score to be RUTGER 38.25, MARYL 10.25.
  • 57% of SportsJaw predicts Maryland Terrapins to cover.
  • OddsShark predicts Maryland will win, cover the spread, and the total will go over.
  • split down the middle on Covers.com
  • Our ScoreCaster predicts Scarlet Knights 17 to Terrapins 39.

Staff Prediction

Our prediction: Scarlet Knights 17 to Terrapins 39.

Written by SportsJaw Staff
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While I think Maryland is better and should win this comfortably, I don't feel comfortable taking them -14. Nothing that Maryland has accomplished in conference play has me inspired to believe in them in this game. Yes, Rutgers is the perennial Big 10 doormat, but they've held up against the middle and low-tier B1G teams this season. I think Rutgers keeps it within 14 points.

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