Maryland vs. Northwestern Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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The Maryland Terrapins (5-2) and Northwestern Wildcats (1-5) will face each other in clash of Big Ten foes at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium in College Park, Maryland.

Maryland vs. Northwestern Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 14 points, with bookmakers listing Maryland as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Maryland has -581 odds to pick up the win, while Northwestern is listed at +410 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 51 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Maryland vs. Northwestern Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BTN
  • Location: College Park, Maryland
  • Stadium: Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium

Betting Preview


Maryland ranks 30th in total offense (459.6 yards per game) and 72nd in total defense (383.4 yards allowed per game) this year. On offense, Maryland ranks 35th in the FBS with 34.6 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 52nd in points allowed (383.4 points allowed per contest). While Maryland ranks 18th-worst in the FBS in passing defense with 276.7 passing yards allowed per game, it’s been a different story on the other side of the ball, as the offensive unit ranks 20th-best in the FBS (300.4 passing yards per game). On the defensive side of the ball, Maryland has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking 23rd-best by giving up only 106.7 per game. The Terrapins rank 60th on offense (159.1 rushing yards per game). Maryland is posting a 44.9% third-down percentage on offense, which ranks them 41st in the FBS. Defensively, the defense ranks 84th, giving up a 41.1% third-down percentage. With 10 forced turnovers (55th in the FBS) against eight turnovers committed (40th in the FBS), Maryland’s +2+2 turnover margin ranks 43rd in college football.


With 394.3 total yards per game on the offensive side of the ball, Northwestern ranks 74th in the FBS in 2022. On defense, it ranks 95th, giving up 406.0 total yards per contest. Northwestern has been struggling on offense, ranking 10th-worst in the FBS with 17.7 points per game. It has been more productive on defense, surrendering 27.7 points per contest (75th-ranked). Northwestern is compiling 282.0 passing yards per contest on offense this season (29th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 230.0 passing yards per game (69th-ranked) on defense. Northwestern’s rushing offense has been bottom-25 this season, posting 112.3 rushing yards per game, which ranks 21st-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 103rd with 176.0 rushing yards allowed per contest. Northwestern ranks 25th-worst in third-down conversion percentage (33.3%), but it has been better defensively, ranking 104th in the FBS with a 43.0% third-down rate allowed. At -6, Northwestern owns the 100th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with 10 forced turnovers (55th in the FBS) and 16 turnovers committed (125th in the FBS).

Maryland vs. Northwestern Betting Analysis

Maryland Betting Insights

Maryland is 4-3-0 against the spread this season. Maryland has 1-1 ATS when playing as at least 14-point favorites. This season, Maryland games have hit the over three times. The Terrapins have compiled a 5-1 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 83.3% of those games). The Terrapins have played as a moneyline favorite of -581 or shorter in only two games this season, and they won both.

Wildcats Betting Insights

Northwestern has covered the spread in a matchup one time this year (1-4-0). Northwestern is a perfect 1-0 ATS when playing as at least 14-point underdogs. This year, Northwestern games have hit the over just once. The Wildcats have lost both games they’ve played as underdogs this season. The Wildcats have played as an underdog of +410 or more once this season and lost that game.

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Maryland vs. Northwestern Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 64.1 63.9 64.3
Implied Total AVG 38.9 36.8 41.7
ATS Record 4-3-0 2-2-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 3-4-0 1-3-0 2-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-1 3-1 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 51.9 52.4 50.0
Implied Total AVG 32.8 31.5 38.0
ATS Record 1-4-0 0-4-0 1-0-0
Over/Under Record 1-4-0 1-3-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-3 0-3 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-2 0-1 0-1

Players to Watch


  • The Terrapins’ defensive unit has been aided by the contributions of Beau Brade, who has suited up for seven games and amassed 44 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one interception.
  • Jaishawn Barham has helped carry the Terrapins’ defense with 3.0 sacks to go along with 4.0 TFL and 33 tackles in seven games.
  • Ahmad McCullough has helped lead the Terrapins’ defense with 34 tackles and 2.0 TFL in seven games.
  • The Terrapins’ defensive unit has been aided by the play of Dante Trader Jr., who has suited up for seven games, compiling 29 tackles and one interception.


  • On defense, Bryce Gallagher has helped lead the way with one interception to go with 50 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and one pass defended in six games.
  • In six games for the Wildcats, Xander Mueller has registered two interceptions to go with 37 tackles, 3.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
  • In six games for the Wildcats, Cameron Mitchell has recorded 22 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
  • On defense, Jeremiah Lewis has piled up 29 tackles in six games.

Maryland vs. Northwestern Predictions and Pick

Maryland vs. Northwestern betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Terrapins (-14)

    Pick OU:

    Over (51)

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How to Bet on Maryland vs. Northwestern

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Our prediction to win this contest is Maryland, and we project that Maryland will cover the spread (Maryland -14). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 51 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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