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Go With Terrapins ATS vs Fighting Illini

The Maryland Terrapins look to get back to winning form against the struggling Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday.

Our best college football bets for Oct. 14 expect Maryland to win, and the only worry is covering the -14 spread.

Go With Terrapins ATS vs Fighting Illini
Go With Terrapins ATS vs Fighting Illini

The Big Ten Conference game should live up to expectations at SECU Stadium.

Illinois Can’t Get Going

Momentum is tough to secure for Illinois, which comes off disappointing losses to Purdue and Nebraska.

The Fighting Illini were thumped 44-19 by Purdue on the road before losing 20-7 to Nebraska, so they’re not playing well.

It’s why the sportsbook has them at +450 to win outright and +14 with spread betting markets, which is a fair line given their poor form.

However, the recent conference losses should spur them on. If it doesn’t, we’re not sure where to go with this team.

They should want to produce a much better effort against Maryland, who has made a much better start to the year.

Scoring only seven points against Nebraska isn’t going to impress anyone, but College Football betting markets aren’t letting the line get too big.

Covering spreads has been problematic for Illinois, so there isn’t much confidence with bettors.

Maryland Impressing Bettors

We have been impressed with Maryland, which is 5-1 following an understandable loss to Ohio State.

Most expected the Terrapins to lose to Ohio State, and the 37-17 result was expected. However, they looked excellent prior to their first loss.

They defeated Indiana 44-17 and covered the betting online spread with ease. It followed easy wins over Michigan State and Virginia, so they have been an excellent wager so far.

We loved what Taulia Tagovailoa showed in the win against Indiana. He threw for five touchdowns, and coach Michael Locksley was happy with his team, who were undefeated at the time.

“We talked earlier in the week about enjoying wins, and we’re going to enjoy this one,” Locksley told the media. “So whatever questions you all ask me, I ain’t going down a negative rabbit hole with you all. We’re 5-0, 4-0 at home, 2-0 in the Big Ten, and I couldn’t be prouder of this team.”

Covering a two touchdown line isn’t easy, but confidence is running through this team.

Illinois vs Maryland Head-to-Head

Maryland has won both meetings, the last 20-17 at Illinois in 2021.

Illinois vs Maryland Betting Lines

Illinois vs Maryland Game Weather Conditions

Rain is in the forecast.

Illinois vs Maryland Game Prediction

Predicted Score: Maryland 30, Illinois 13

Worth Betting the Moneyline?

We are happy to include Maryland as one of our college football hot picks for Oct. 14 at -600.

It’s not a price we would take outright, but include the home team in your college football parlays to boost payouts.

College Football Pick: Maryland -600

Worth Betting ATS?

Maryland is the team to beat in this matchup, and we expect it to cover the spread with an early offensive onslaught.

Illinois might not know what’s coming, but the Terrapins are playing well, and are easily good enough to cover the margin.

College Football Pick: Maryland -14

Worth Betting on the Totals?

The current line is 50 points, and because we don’t expect many points from Illinois, we’re taking the under.

It’s not our most confident bet, and it could come down to weather conditions, but include it in your picks.

College Football Pick: Under 50


Illinois vs Maryland Game Information

  • Game: Illinois (2-4, 0-3 Big Ten) vs Maryland (5-1, 2-1)
  • Date/Time: October 14, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: SECU Stadium, College Park, Md.
  • Illinois vs Maryland Live Stream: ESPN


Which team will commit more turnovers in the Illinois vs Maryland game?

With only two wins on its record, we expect more turnovers to come from Illinois. It has been poor on offense, in part because of turnovers.

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