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Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini 09/17/2021 Picks, Predictions and Football Betting
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini 09/17/2021 – The Maryland Terrapins are snubbed from the Top 25 rankings and they are slowly climbing up to receive their laurels. This team will try to stay undefeated when they play a road game against Illinois this coming Friday, September 17. The match will be played inside the Memorial Stadium located in Champaign, Illinois. Fox Sports 1 will be the broadcast team handling the television feed while SofaScore has the online livestream. This game will start at exactly 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The Fighting Illini is a brick wall that the Maryland Terrapins will try to break. NCAA betting odds see the Terrapins tasting their first loss of the season.
Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini 09/17/2021
The Maryland Terrapins are out of the Top 25 rankings but they are still getting some votes that they should be in. Their case is solidified as they won their first two games of the season. The West Virginia Mountaineers are their first opponents in Week 1 and won that match by six points, 30-24. They went out in the second game with a 62-0 shutout of the Howard Bison. Taulia Tagovailoa finished the game with 274 yards, three touchdown passes, 81% completion and no interceptions. Four different RBs had a touchdown each while three WRs all scored TDs of their own.
Players to Watch: T. Tagovailoa QB (CMP 48, ATT 63, YDS 606, CMP% 76.2, AVG 9.6, LNG 66, TD 6, INT 0, SACK 3, SYL -31, RTG 188.4), R. Udinski QB (CMP 5, ATT 5, YDS 73, CMP% 100, AVG 14.6, LNG 22, TD 1, INT 0, SACK 0, SYL 0, RTG 288.6), T. Fleet-Davis RB (ATT 26, YDS 189, AVG 7.3, LNG 53, TD 1), I. Jacobs RB (ATT 14, YDS 50, AVG 3.6, LNG 11, TD 0), D. Demus Jr. WR (REC 12, YDS 261, AVG 21.8, LNG 66, TD 2),
Illinois Fighting Illini
They already had three games in the first two weeks of the NCAA season. Their first was against the Nebraska Cornhuskers and won that match by eight points, 30-22. This team’s next two games ended up with losses with the first one as a seven-point loss with UTSA RoadRunners and the most recent was a 28-point blowout against the Virginia Cavaliers. In their most recent match, QB Artur Sitkowski had 221 yards, one touchdown pass and one interception. RB Chase Brown had the most rushing attempts with seven and it resulted with 41 yards and a touchdown.
Players to Watch: A. Sitkowski QB (CMP 58, ATT 102, YDS 611, CMP% 56.9, AVG 6, LNG 45, TD 6, INT 1, SACK 4, SYL -17, RTG 124.6), B. Peters QB (CMP 3, ATT 4, YDS 35, CMP% 75, AVG 8.8, LNG 19, TD 0, INT 0, SACK 2, SYL -15, RTG 148.5), M. Epstein RB (ATT 25, YDS 107, AVG 4.3, LNG 45, TD 1), R. Love III RB (ATT 24, YDS 83, AVG 3.5, LNG 18, TD 0), I. Williams WR (REC 19, YDS 183, AVG 9.6, LNG 25, TD 1).
Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Numbers
Maryland are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Maryland Terrapins vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Picks
This is going to be interesting as the best sportsbook sees the Illinois Fighting Illini raining hard against the parade of the Maryland Terrapins. The forecast will be a blowout but expect this match to be closer than it seems.