Maryland vs. SMU Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 17

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The Maryland Terrapins (2-0) will battle the SMU Mustangs (2-0) at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium in College Park, Maryland.

Maryland vs. SMU Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing Maryland as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Maryland has -147 odds to pick up the win, while SMU is listed at +118 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 72.5 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Maryland vs. SMU Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: College Park, Maryland
  • Stadium: Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium

Betting Preview


  • Maryland scored just 0.9 more points per game (29.3) than SMU allowed (28.4) last season.
  • The Terrapins were 4-1 against the spread and 5-0 overall last season when the team scored more than 28.4 points.
  • Maryland racked up 441.1 yards per game last season, 26.5 more yards than the 414.6 SMU allowed per contest.
  • When the Terrapins piled up more than 414.6 yards last year, the team was 4-4 against the spread and 6-2 overall.
  • Last season, Maryland ran for just (136.5) than SMU allowed per contest (136.5).
  • When the Terrapins ran for more than 136.5 yards last season, they had a 4-1 ATS record and a 4-1 overall record.


  • SMU put up 7.7 more points per game (38.4) than Maryland surrendered (30.7) last year.
  • The Mustangs were 5-4 against the spread and 8-2 overall in games when they put up more than 30.7 points last season.
  • SMU averaged 64.1 more yards per game (465.9) than Maryland gave up per matchup (401.8) last season.
  • In games that the Mustangs piled up over 401.8 yards last season, the team was 5-3 against the spread and 8-1 overall.
  • Last season SMU averaged 161.4 yards per game on the ground, just 9.2 more yards than Maryland allowed per outing (152.2).
  • When the Mustangs ran for over 152.2 yards last year they had a 5-1 ATS record and a 7-0 overall record.

Maryland vs. SMU Betting Analysis

Maryland Betting Insights

  • Maryland was 5-8-0 against the spread last year.
  • As 3-point or greater favorites, Maryland went 3-2 against the spread last season.
  • The Terrapins won all four of the games they were favored on the moneyline last season.
  • The Terrapins won all four games they played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -147 or shorter.
  • Maryland had seven of its 13 games go over the point total last year.

Mustangs Betting Insights

  • SMU had five wins in 12 games against the spread last season.
  • SMU had one win ATS (1-1) as underdogs of 3 points or more last year.
  • The Mustangs split the two games they played as underdogs last season.
  • The Mustangs were 0-1 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +118 or more on the moneyline.
  • There were six SMU games (out of 12) that hit the over last season.

Maryland vs. SMU Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.7 56.4 59.3
Implied Total AVG 34.5 35.0 34.0
ATS Record 5-8-0 3-4-0 2-4-0
Over/Under Record 7-5-1 4-3-0 3-2-1
Moneyline Favorite Record 4-0 2-0 2-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 2-6 1-3 1-3


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 66.0 67.3 64.7
Implied Total AVG 39.3 42.5 36.2
ATS Record 5-6-1 4-1-1 1-5-0
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 3-3-0 3-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-3 4-1 2-2
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-0 1-1

Last Season’s Leaders


  • As a playmaker on defense, Nick Cross compiled 61 tackles, 2.0 TFL, three sacks, and three interceptions in 13 games last year.
  • Sam Okuayinonu posted 6.0 sacks to go with 9.0 TFL and 49 tackles in 13 games.
  • Jordan Mosley totaled 72 tackles in 13 games played a season ago.
  • On defense in 2021, Tarheeb Still racked up 51 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack over 13 games.


  • On defense Delano Robinson, who was on the field for 12 games, totaled 67 tackles, 2.0 TFL, one sack, and one interception.
  • DeVere Levelston, who played in 12 games, registered 6.5 sacks to go with 9.0 TFL and 32 tackles.
  • In 12 games, Turner Coxe posted 30 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and five sacks.
  • With 4.5 sacks to go along with 7.0 TFL and 39 tackles, Gary Wiley made a big impact on D.

Maryland vs. SMU Predictions and Pick

Maryland vs. SMU betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Mustangs (+3)

    Pick OU:

    Under (72.5)

How to Bet on Maryland vs. SMU

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Our pick to win this contest is SMU, and we project that SMU will cover the spread (Maryland -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 72.5 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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