In a non-conference college football battle against the Virginia Cavaliers on Friday night, the Maryland Terrapins hope to start 3-0 for the third straight year. In back-to-back victories against Towson and Charlotte, the Terrapins (2-0) scored 38 points. Maryland went down 14-0 against Charlotte before winning 38-20. It was the Terrapins’ first victory when trailing by 14 points or more entering the second quarter since 2010. The Cavaliers (0-2) have had a lot of success in night games and want to keep it up. Virginia is 69-58-1 all-time in night games, with a road record of 26-37.
The game begins at 7 p.m. ET from SECU Stadium in College Park, Maryland. Virginia allows 42.5 points per game, while Maryland allows 13. The Terrapins are favoured by 14.5 points in the most recent Virginia vs. Maryland odds, and the total points scored is 47.5. Before making any Maryland vs. Virginia predictions, be sure to check out SportsLine’s proven computer model’s college football predictions and betting recommendations.
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• The spread for Virginia vs. Maryland is Maryland -15.
•The over/under for Virginia vs. Maryland is 47.5 points.
• Money line for Virginia vs. Maryland: Virginia +474, Maryland -690
•Virginia: The Cavaliers have gone under in five of their previous six games.
•Maryland: The Terrapins have gone under in their previous six games.
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Why can Maryland cover
Junior tight end Corey Dyches has been an important component of the Terrapins offence this season, as quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa has often glanced his way. He has 12 catches for 139 yards (11.6 average) and one score to lead the club. He has six catches in both of his starts, including a 108-yard, one-touchdown outing against Towson on Sept. 2. Dyches is in his third year of the programme. He grabbed 39 receptions for 494 yards (12.7 average) and three touchdowns last season.
With eight receptions for 102 yards and one touchdown in 2023, senior Jeshaun Jones has been the Terrapins’ leading wide receiver. Jones is in his fifth season at Maryland and is coming off a season in which he had 44 receptions, 557 yards, and four touchdowns. Jones caught 103 receptions for 1,352 yards (13.1 average) and 11 touchdowns during his tenure at Maryland. He also ran 19 times for 189 yards (9.9 average) and two touchdowns. SportsLine can help you decide which side to root for.
Why Virginia is capable of covering
When senior quarterback Tony Muskett returns to the starting lineup after sustaining a shoulder injury in the opener that held him out of last week’s game, the Cavaliers will seek to avoid their first 0-3 start since 2016. Muskett, who spent his first three seasons at Monmouth, has completed 471 of 735 passes (64.1%) for 5,781 yards and 51 touchdowns against 16 interceptions in his career. In 2021, he completed 239 of 367 passes (65.1%) for 2,651 yards and 25 touchdowns with just six interceptions. He went 9 of 17 for 94 yards in the opening before exiting with an injury.
Virginia’s defence has been anchored by junior safety Jonas Sanker. He leads the team with 19 tackles, 12 of which are solo, and three pass breakups. He had 12 tackles, eight of which were solo, in the defeat against James Madison. Sanker was a team leader in tackles a year ago, ending with 63, including 36 solo, two pass breakups, one interception, and one forced fumble. SportsLine can help you decide which side to root for.
How to Pick Maryland vs. Virginia
The point total is favoured by SportsLine’s model, which predicts the sides will score 52 points combined. According to the model, one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. SportsLine has the model’s selection.