Michigan State vs Maryland Week 5 Game Info
2022 NCAA College Football Game
Michigan State Spartans (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) vs. Maryland Terrapins (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium — College Park, MD
Week 5 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a Big Ten East division battle between the Michigan State Spartans and Maryland Terrapins. Both teams are 0-1 in Big Ten play, but the Spartans were embarrassed at home last week 34-7 by rising No. 21 Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Meanwhile, Maryland played better than expected last week in a 34-27 loss at No. 4 Michigan.
Michigan State vs Maryland Odds & Spread
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: MSU: (+230) | MD: (-285)
Spread: MSU: +7.5 (-110) | MD: -7.5 (-110)
Total: 58.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)
Maryland enters this contest as a -7.5 spread favorite and -285 on the moneyline. The takeback on Michigan State is +230. The total is 58.5, which is a bit above average compared to this week's college football projected totals.
Michigan State vs Maryland Prediction & Pick
The Spartans are banged up and hurting after its defense was gutted by the Gophers last week allowing 32 first downs and 240 yards rushing and 260 passing. The previous weak, the Huskies built a 39-14 lead over Sparty and won 39-28 with 106 yards rushing and 397 yards passing.
Michigan State coach Mel Tucker is not only overrated, but terribly overpaid and not getting the best out of a more talented Spartans team.
But if Maryland didn't have their own sub-par coach in Mike Locksley, then the Terrapins would be playing better and winning more too. Still, Maryland did at least put up a fight last week at No. 4 Michigan in s 34-27 defeat. The Terps were able to run for 128 yards and pass for 269 against a stingy Wolverines defense. That followed a 34--27 home win over SMU when the Terps were out-played and out-yarded allowing the Mustangs to put the throttle down and gain more than 500 yards offense. The Terps did respond with a balanced 227 rushing and 214 passing yards in victory.
Final Score Prediction: Maryland: 33 | Michigan State: 30
Michigan State vs Maryland Betting Trends
- Michigan State is 13-4 straight up (SU) in their last 17 games.
- Michigan State is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games vs. Maryland
- The total has hit the Under in 4 of the Spartans last 5 games.
- Maryland is 5-1 SU and ATS in their last 6 games.
- Maryland is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Michigan State vs Maryland Best Bet
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
These two defenses can be had as noted in the stats above and performances against better teams. Maryland is scoring 37 points per game and Michigan State still 30 after last week's 7 point output and struggles. Still, there may be a some value on MSU this week, and do you trust Maryland to lay more than 7 points with an fairly deficient defense?
Terps QB Taulia Tagovailoa should be able to spread the ball around and create enough scoring. But the team with the ball last may win as Sparty should be able to regroup against this Terps defense. Based on power ratings, this game has seen an adjustment of more than a TD based on recent games results providing some value on Michigan State.