Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 11/26/2022

by Rod Pearson

Game Time: 12:00 pm ET, Saturday, November 26, 2022
Venue:  Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD
Where to Watch:  Big Ten Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Rutgers +14, Maryland -14; Over/Under:  49 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Rutgers +14, Maryland -14; Over/Under:  49 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Rutgers +14, Maryland -14; Over/Under:  49 points
 

Season Record

Rutgers Scarlet Knights:  4-7 (1-7) (7th place, Big Ten East)
Maryland Terrapins:  6-5 (3-5) (4th place, Big Ten East)
 
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights:  lost their last game at home against the Penn State Nittany Lions 55-10.
Maryland Terrapins:  lost their last game at home against the Ohio State Buckeyes 43-30.

 

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Maryland Terrapins Preview and Analysis

 
Rutgers is entering this game with a 4-7 record overall to start their college football season and they will be playing their 6th road game of the season here as they are 2-3 in their road games this year. This will also be their 9th conference game of the college football season this year as they are 1-7. They lost against the Penn State Nittany Lions in their last game at home 55-10. Gavin Wimsatt started that game at QB and he completed 10/29 passes for 122 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. Rashad Rochelle led the team in rushing with 25 yards on 8 rushing attempts. Sean Ryan led the team in receiving with 76 yards on 2 receptions. Avery Young led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 5 assisted tackles. Avery Young led the defense in sacks with 1 while no one on the defense came away with an interception for them in that one.
 
 
 
Maryland is entering this game with a 6-5 record overall to start their college football season and they will be playing their 7th home game of the season as they are 4-2 in their home games this year. This will also be the 9th conference matchup on their conference schedule this season as they are 3-5. They lost against the Ohio State Buckeyes in their last game at home 43-30. Taulia Tagovailoa started that game at QB and he completed 26/36 passes for 293 yards and 2 touchdowns. Roman Hemby led the team in rushing with 39 yards on 11 carries. Dontay Demus led the team in receiving with 67 yards on 5 receptions. Beau Brade led the defense in that game with 6 solo tackles and 2 assisted tackles. No one on the defense recorded a sack for them while no one on the defense came away with an interception in that one.

 

Rutgers vs Maryland Prediction

The current betting odds have Maryland listed as a 14 point favorite in this game according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Maryland just had a tough loss against OSU last week who is the 2nd ranked team in the country but they did not play bad at all in that game and continued to keep themselves in the game with good offense. Rutgers has been improving under Greg Schiano but this program is still a far way away from being good and they have really struggled to win games on the road this year. They have been terrible in their road games and Maryland just put up a really good fight against the 2nd best team in the country. Maryland is going to be looking for a bounce back win here at home in their last game of the regular season and they have the offense to pull away in this game making it out of reach for a bad Rutgers offense. Once Rutgers falls behind by too much here, they do not have the offense to pull off a comeback and they really have nothing left to play for this season since they picked up their 7th loss last week making them ineligible for a bowl game. Maryland will bounce back with a much better performance here and should run away with this game on the scoreboard. The best way to place a bet here is on Maryland to cover the spread in this game.
 
Rutgers Maryland Prediction:  Our NCAAF Pick for Saturday, November 26, 2022 (12:00 pm ET start time) is Maryland 38 Rutgers 13.
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NCAAF Betting Trends

 
Rutgers Scarlet Knights: 8-2 ATS as a road underdog. 21-11 ats as a road underdog of 7.5 to 14 points. 10-5 under in road games.
Maryland Terrapins: 6-16 ats against conference opponents. 3-10 ats after playing 3 straight conference games. 29-18 under in a home game where the total is between 42.5 and 49.
 

Key Injuries

 
Rutgers Scarlet Knights:  S. Brown V (RB) out for season - Lower Body. M. Toure (DL) out for season - Knee. M. Walker (LB) out for season - Knee.
Maryland Terrapins:  C. Faamatau (RB) Early Dec - Undisclosed.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"We're not quite good enough yet to overcome that." - Greg Schiano after his team’s loss against PSU in their last game.
 
 
“I’m proud of the guys in that locker room. We went blow-for-blow with the team that I consider to be one of the best in the country.” - Mike Locksley after his team’s loss against OSU in their last game.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
WR Jones, Shameen 
WR Ryan, Sean 
WR Cruickshank, Aron 
TE Langan, Johnny
QB Wimsatt, Gavin
RB Monangai, Kyle 
 
Maryland Terrapins
WR Demus Jr., Dontay
WR Jones, Jeshaun
WR Jarrett, Rakim 
TE Dippre, CJ 
QB Tagovailoa, Taulia
RB Hemby, Roman 
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Passing: E. Simon (758)
Rushing: K. Monangai (414)
Receiving: S. Ryan (424)
Touchdowns: A. Cruickshank (3) 
 
Maryland Terrapins
Passing: T. Tagovailoa (2445)
Rushing: R. Hemby (854)
Receiving: R. Jarrett (471)
Touchdowns: R. Hemby (8)
 
Coaches:
Rutgers Scarlet Knights: Greg Schiano (3rd season, 14th season non-consecutive)
Maryland Terrapins: Mike Locksley (5th season)


Rod Pearson

About the Author:

Rod Pearson has been a rabid sports fan his entire life.  He grew up in Ontario, and was skilled in both hockey and baseball, and pitched in an elite baseball league for many years.  In 2022, Rod decided to hang up his glove, so that he could write about the sports he loves -- but from a gambling perspective.  Join Rod every day as he breaks down the games to find the best betting value.

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