Maryland Terrapins vs Wisconsin Badgers NCAAF Las Vegas Odds and Free Football Predictions


Maryland Terrapins
Maryland Terrapins
3-3 (2-1 V)
12:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 21, 2017
Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, Wisconsin
Winthrop Eagles
Winthrop Eagles
6-0 (4-0 H)
FOX. LINE: Wisconsin -24
 
Maryland Terrapins vs Wisconsin Badgers NCAAF Las Vegas Odds and Free Football Predictions

Wisconsin junior left tackle Michael Deiter dwells on improvement, even after the Badgers rose to No. 5 in this week's rankings.

He looks at the statistics following Wisconsin's 17-9 win over Purdue in which the Badgers committed eight penalties, had three turnovers and had a punt blocked.

"Turnovers, penalties, it makes for a sloppy game," Deiter said. "It's uphill sledding, and it's something we have to fix. It's too many. We've got to get better."

Wisconsin (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) will attempt to get better and maintain its unblemished record on Saturday against Maryland (3-3, 1-2) at Camp Randall Stadium. The Badgers are seeking their first 7-0 mark since 2004.

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said the mistakes are fixable.

"I think a lot of the negatives come from indecision," Chryst said. "So if you can make sure that your players know what they're doing, how to do it, understand it, then they go out and play. So I think there's a lot you can do during the week, and need to do."

The Badgers have persevered despite some inconsistent play from sophomore quarterback Alex Hornibrook, who completed 13 of 18 passes for 199 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions against the Boilermakers.

For the season, Hornibrook has completed 82 of 125 passes (65.60 percent) for 1,210 yards with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions.

The Saturday game will pit two young quarterbacks against each other in Hornibrook and Terrapins sophomore Max Bortenschlager, who has completed 54 of 109 passes (51 percent) for 561 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions.

Because of injuries, Bortenschlager is the third Maryland starter in six games. Maryland coach DJ Durkin said not forcing things and making the right decisions are keys to Bortenschlager's success.

Bortenschlager, in his third start last week, completed 17 of 38 passes for 255 yards and three scores in a 37-21 home loss to Northwestern. He has yet to throw an interception in his three starts and has thrown 83 consecutive passes without a pick, the school's longest streak since Chris Turner went 132 consecutive passes without an interception in 2008.

"Whether that's him delivering the ball down the field or handing the ball off or getting us into the right run -- when he's done that, he's done well, which in turn our offense has done well," Durkin said. "When he hasn't, well, we've seen how that goes. That's really what it comes down to with Max."

Players on defense will have their hands full with two standouts, Maryland junior wide receiver D.J. Moore and Wisconsin freshman running back Jonathan Taylor.

Moore posted career highs with 12 catches and 210 receiving yards in the Northwestern setback. He paces the Big Ten in touchdown catches (seven), receiving yards (624), receiving yards per game (104) and receptions per game (7.3).

Taylor had 30 carries for 219 yards and a touchdown in the win over Purdue to earn his third Big Ten Freshman of the Week award.

Taylor, a true freshman, has accumulated 986 rushing yards in six games. He ranks first in the Big Ten -- and third among FBS players -- with an average of 164.3 rushing yards per game. Taylor is the Big Ten leader with 10 rushing touchdowns.

"He's a freak. It's pretty ridiculous to see some of the runs that he makes," Hornibrook said. "We see him do that every day in practice; we don't always expect him to make it, but we're not always surprised when he does it."

Durkin said he is particularly impressed with the Badgers' tenacity on the line of scrimmage.

"Whether it was right away in some of the (games), or as the game wore on eventually, that's what they did -- they took over at the line of scrimmage," Durkin said. "It will be a great challenge for our guys, on both the offense and defensive line. We've got to be great tacklers on defense.

"They're a tough team to prepare for, and they're good at what they do, obviously. Our guys get it, they understand it, it's a big challenge. I think they'll step up and respond to it."

Maryland didn't respond in the past two games. Ohio State and Northwestern gashed the Terrapins, rushing for 281 and 238 yards, respectively. Central Florida, the other team that defeated Maryland, rushed for 250 yards.

The Saturday game marks the second meeting between Maryland and Wisconsin. The Badgers upended the Terrapins 52-7 in 2014 at Madison.

VDB Free Betting Prediction:  Wisconsin 45, Maryland 12

 

 

Maryland Terrapins vs Wisconsin Badgers VDB Sport Betting Odds and Matchup Report

Maryland Terrapins vs Wisconsin Badgers VDB Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Maryland Terrapins +24½ (+125) - 50 (-115)o
Wisconsin Badgers -24½ (-145) - 50 (-105)u

Team Records

Maryland Terrapins

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 3-3 1-2 2-1 3-3 1-2 2-1 31.67 36.50 -4.83
vs Conf 1-2 0-1 1-1 1-2 0-1 1-1 22.00 41.00 -19.00
Last 3 1-2 0-1 1-1 1-2 0-1 1-1 22.00 41.00 -19.00

Wisconsin Badgers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 6-0 4-0 2-0 3-3 1-3 2-0 36.33 13.33 23.00
vs Conf 3-0 2-0 1-0 1-2 0-2 1-0 29.33 16.67 12.66
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 1-2 0-2 1-0 29.33 16.67 12.66


Betting Odds Trends

Maryland Terrapins
Maryland is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Maryland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Maryland is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Maryland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Maryland is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Maryland is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Maryland's last 7 games on the road
Wisconsin Badgers
Wisconsin is 3-4-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Wisconsin's last 11 games
Wisconsin is 1-3-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Wisconsin is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Injuries

Maryland

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Shane Cockerille LB Ques Sat - Disciplinary - 10/16/17 Cockerille missed the last game for disciplinary reasons and his status for Saturday's contest against Wisconsin is up in the air.
Kasim Hill QB out for season - Knee - 9/26/17 Hill tore his ACL and will sit out the remainder of the season.
Jesse Aniebonam DL Out indefinitely - Ankle - 9/6/17 Aniebonam injured his ankle and a timetable for return has yet to be established.
Tyrell Pigrome QB out for season - Knee - 9/5/17 Pigrome suffered a torn ACL in his right knee and will miss the remainder of the 2017 season as a result.
Alex Woods DB Out indefinitely - Suspension - 8/30/17 Woods has been issued an indefinite suspension due to a code of conduct violation.
Markquese Bell DB Out indefinitely - Suspension - 8/30/17 Bell has been issued an indefinite suspension due to a code of conduct violation.

Wisconsin

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Micah Kapoi OL Prob Sat - Arm - 10/17/17 Kapoi did not play in the last game due to a right arm injury but will likely be available for the game against Maryland on Saturday.
P.J. Rosowski P Ques Sat - Leg - 10/16/17 Rosowksi is tending to a leg injury and his availability for Saturday's game against Maryland is undecided.
Danny Davis WR Ques Sat - Knee - 10/16/17 Davis III has a knee injury and it is unclear if he will play against Maryland on Saturday.
Madison Cone DB Ques Sat - Leg - 10/16/17 Cone missed the last three games with a leg injury and his status for the game against Maryland on Saturday is unknown.
Luke Benzschawel TE Out Sat - Leg - 10/16/17 Benzschawel will not compete in Saturday's game against Maryland due to a leg injury.
Isaiahh Loudermilk DE Out Sat - Leg - 10/19/17 Loudermilk is dealing with a leg injury and will be inactive against Maryland on Saturday.
Patrick Johnson S Out Sat - Arm - 10/16/17 Johnson missed the last game with an arm injury and will not suit up against Maryland on Saturday.
Jazz Peavy WR Out Sat - Leg - 10/19/17 Peavy missed the last game after suffering a leg injury and will be inactive against Maryland on Saturday.
Chris James RB Out Sat - Leg - 10/19/17 James missed the last game with a left leg injury and will sit out against Maryland on Saturday.
Chikwe Obasih DE Out indefinitely - Knee - 9/6/17 Obasih suffered a knee injury during practice and it is not immediately clear when he will be ready to return.
Jake Whalen FB Out indefinitely - Head - 10/15/17 Whalen has yet to play this season due to a head injury and it is unclear when he will make his debut.
Mason Stokke LB out for season - Leg - 8/27/17 Stokke will miss the entire 2017 season due to a leg injury.
Sam Brodner RB out for season - Knee - 8/27/17 Brodner has a season-ending knee injury.
Zack Baun LB out for season - Foot - 8/27/17 Baun sustained a left foot injury that will sideline him for the entire 2017 season.
Taiwan Deal RB Out Sat - Ankle - 10/19/17 Deal has been sidelined due to an ankle injury and will not return to action against Maryland on Saturday.
George Rushing WR Out Sat - Leg - 10/19/17 Rushing has yet to play this season due to a left leg injury and will not make his debut in Saturday's contest against Maryland.
Jack Cichy LB out for season - Knee - 8/10/17 Cichy has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee and will be out for the season.

Recent Meetings

  Yard Margins
Date Away Home H Line ATS Tot Rus Pas
11/7/15 WIS 31 MD 24 10/49 W/O -11 5 -16
10/25/14 MD 7 WIS 52 -9.5/56 W/O 352 265 87

Maryland Last 10

  Yard Margins
Date vs Score Line ATS Tot Rus Pas
10/14/17 NW L 21-37 2.5/50.5 L/O -191 -153 -38
10/7/17 @ OSU L 14-62 30/59.5 L/O -518 -231 -287
9/30/17 @ MINN W 31-24 13.5/45 W/O 107 182 -75
9/23/17 UCF L 10-38 -4/61 L/U -231 -208 -23
9/9/17 TOWS W 63-17 -28.5/55 W/O 225 268 -43
9/2/17 @ TEX W 51-41 18/57 W/O 9 165 -156
12/26/16 @ BC L 30-36 -1/43.5 L/O 9 -49 58
11/26/16 RUTG W 31-13 -15.5/53.5 W/U 64 171 -107
11/19/16 @ NEB L 7-28 13/49.5 L/U -194 -170 -24
11/12/16 OSU L 3-62 28/58.5 L/O -405 -210 -195

Wisconsin Last 10

  Yard Margins
Date vs Score Line ATS Tot Rus Pas
10/14/17 PUR W 17-9 -17/49.5 L/U 277 233 44
10/7/17 @ NEB W 38-17 -12.5/47 W/O 85 243 -158
9/30/17 NW W 33-24 -16.5/51 L/O 62 84 -22
9/16/17 @ BYU W 40-6 -14/41.5 W/O 299 154 145
9/9/17 FAU W 31-14 -34.5/59.5 L/U 316 251 65
9/1/17 USU W 59-10 -27/52 W/O 174 149 25
1/2/17 WMU W 24-16 -9/53.5 L/U 82 61 21
12/3/16 PSU L 31-38 -3/47 L/O -20 190 -210
11/26/16 MINN W 31-17 -14/42.5 P/O 76 82 -6
11/19/16 @ PUR W 49-20 -27.5/48.5 W/O 119 150 -31