Iowa Vs. Maryland: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – October 1, 2021

Written By Staff on October 1, 2021

Two streaking teams meet when the No. 5 Iowa Hawkeyes (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten), winners of four in a row, square off against the Maryland Terrapins (4-0, 1-0 Big Ten), who are on a four-game winning streak. The Terrapins, +135 on the moneyline to win, and the Hawkeyes, listed at -3 on the spread, kick things off on October 1, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET on FS1. A point total of 47.5 points has been set for the contest by oddsmakers.

In this article we detail key metrics, betting trends, top players and up-to-date odds — everything you need before placing a bet on the game.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 1, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Iowa Vs. Maryland Betting Odds

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Iowa Offense Vs. Maryland Defense

Hawkeyes Offense Stats (Rank) Terrapins Defense
28.8 (70) Points/Gm 14.3 (8)
293.0 (120) Yards/Gm 312.0 (41)
171.8 (110) Pass Yards/Gm 212.5 (62)
121.3 (102) Rush Yards/Gm 99.5 (26)
6.3 (105) Yards/Pass 6.6 (51)
3.3 (111) Yards/Rush 3.0 (22)
35.7% (89) 3rd Down % 31.0% (30)
4 (46) Turnovers 6 (32)
5 (42) Sacks 14 (2)

Maryland Offense Vs. Iowa Defense

Maryland Offense Stats (Rank) Iowa Defense
37.3 (30) Points/Gm 11.0 (3)
519.0 (12) Yards/Gm 271.5 (15)
353.3 (8) Pass Yards/Gm 187.0 (40)
165.8 (61) Rush Yards/Gm 84.5 (17)
9.3 (25) Yards/Pass 5.8 (19)
4.5 (53) Yards/Rush 2.3 (6)
35.7% (89) 3rd Down % 34.8% (52)
4 (46) Turnovers 8 (11)
6 (69) Sacks 11 (12)

When Iowa Has The Ball

  • The Terrapins defense ranks 22nd on a per-carry basis, giving up 3.0 yards per rushing attempt. The Hawkeyes average 3.3 yards per carry (111th in the FBS).
  • Iowa averages 293.0 yards per game to rank 120th in the FBS. They face a Maryland defense ranked 41st, allowing 312.0 yards per game.
  • The Terrapins allow 99.5 rushing yards per game (26th in the FBS). The Hawkeyes’ rushing game ranks 102nd in college football (121.3).
  • Iowa’s offense ranks 70th in the FBS at 28.8 points per game. It will be up against Maryland’s defense which allows 14.3 per game (eighth in college football).

When Maryland Has The Ball

  • The Terrapins’ pass protection has resulted in six sacks given up, 59th-most in college football. The Hawkeyes’ defense has compiled 11 (12th-most).
  • Maryland averages 4.5 yards per carry (53rd in college football) compared to the 2.3 per rushing attempt Iowa allows (sixth in the FBS).
  • The Terrapins’ 165.8 rushing yards per game is good for 61st in the FBS. The Hawkeyes’ defense gives up 84.5 on the ground (17th in college football).
  • Maryland has a 35.7% third-down conversion rate, 89th in the FBS. Iowa allows third-down conversions on 34.8% of its opponents’ attempts (52nd).

Iowa Betting Trends And Insights

  • Iowa is 3-1-0 ATS this season.
  • The Hawkeyes have covered the spread twice this season (2-1 ATS) when playing as at least 3-point favorites.
  • Iowa’s games have not hit the over yet this season.
  • Iowa’s four games this season have all gone under this contest’s total of 47.5 points.
  • The Hawkeyes have won all three of the games they have been listed as the moneyline favorite this season.

Maryland Betting Trends And Insights

  • Maryland has put together a 3-1-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Terrapins have been an underdog by 3 points or more once this season, and covered the spread.
  • So far this season, just one of Maryland’s games has hit the over.
  • Maryland has played three games this season that have gone over 47.5 combined points scored.
  • The Terrapins won the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

Iowa Players To Watch

  • Spencer Petras leads the team with 684 passing yards (171.0 yards per game) and has a 59.8% completion percentage this year (64-of-107) while throwing four touchdowns with one interception.
  • Tyler Goodson has racked up a team-high 364 rushing yards (91.0 yards per game) and scored five touchdowns. He has added 10 catches for 61 yards (15.3 receiving yards per game).
  • Ivory Kelly-Martin has 91 yards on 24 carries (22.8 ypg).
  • Sam LaPorta has 17 catches and paces his team with 214 receiving yards (53.5 ypg) while scoring two touchdowns.
  • Nico Ragaini’s stat line this year shows nine catches for 113 yards. He averages 28.3 receiving yards per game.
  • Keagan Johnson is averaging 92.0 yards per game, racking up two receptions for 92 yards and one touchdown.

Maryland Players To Watch

  • Taulia Tagovailoa leads the team with 1,340 passing yards (335.0 yards per game) and has a 75.5% completion percentage this year (111-of-147) while throwing 10 touchdowns with one interception.
  • Tayon Fleet-Davis has churned out a team-best 311 rushing yards (77.8 per game) and four touchdowns. He has tacked on 13 receptions for 95 yards (23.8 yards per game) and one TD.
  • Isaiah Jacobs has 94 yards on 24 carries (31.3 ypg).
  • This season Dontay Demus has 24 receptions for a team-high 446 receiving yards (111.5 per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Rakim Jarrett has hauled in 17 catches for 265 yards (66.3 yards per game) and three touchdowns.
  • Jeshaun Jones has 207 receiving yards on 17 receptions, averaging 51.8 yards per game.

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