Maryland vs #4 Ohio State Odds, and Picks (Oct 7)
- Maryland improved to 5-0 on the season with a 44-17 win over Indiana.
- Ohio State was on bye last week, after winning at Notre Dame in Week 4.
- These two teams last met on November 19, 2022, in a game Ohio State won 43-30.
The college football season is in full swing! Let’s look at the upcoming Maryland vs Ohio State matchup. Both squads are currently undefeated and hoping to become one of the Big-10’s final unbeaten teams.
How to Watch
Maryland is currently the only undefeated power-5 team that is not ranked in the top-25. They wound up just 9 votes shy in the latest poll, despite improving to 5-0 last week. The Terps have looked good on both sides of the ball, outscoring the opposition 193-66 so far this season. As perhaps the most slept on team in college football, Maryland has a perfect opportunity to show the world what they can do at Ohio State.
Ohio State had last week to rest after their thrilling come-from-behind victory over Notre Dame in Week 4. They dominated their other 3 opponents, but didn’t face as tough competition. Big-10 play has begun, giving the Buckeyes a chance to establish themselves as either contenders or pretenders. This game against Maryland is a tough first conference test, with Penn State also looming in just a couple of weeks.
With just 22 undefeated teams remaining, all eyes will be on the matchups that feature two unbeatens. This is one of those games, featuring a clash between two Big-10 teams. Ohio State is a massive favorite at home, and should be the better team in this game. That being said, I don’t feel super confident picking them to cover a 20-point spread against a tough Maryland defense. I’ll just take the Buckeyes to win here.
- Ohio State 38, Maryland 23 (UMD +20.0)