Maryland vs Illinois Prediction and Odds: Maryland to Win
The two Big Ten teams, Maryland Terrapins, and Illinois Fighting Illini are set to lock their horns on September 17, 2021. Maryland Terrapins are unbeaten and are currently 4th in the Big10 East points table. Illinois on the other hand is on a two-game losing streak and has won one win to their name.
Maryland Terrapins defeated Howard Bison last Saturday. Maryland completely dominated the game and won the game by 62-0 points. Dontay Demus Jr. had six receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown in the team. Taulia Tagovailoa on the other hand threw three touchdown passes. Demus caught a touchdown in his sixth consecutive game.
Illinois on the other hand lost an away game to Virginia Cavaliers by 14-42 points. The weakness of Illinois’ defense was completely exposed in the game, particularly their pass defense. Illinois’ running back too could not deliver. Illinois had three running back in the game against Virginia. Chase Brown finished with seven carries for 41 yards and a touchdown. Josh McCray had seven carries for 33 yards and Jakari Norwood had four carries for 35 yards in the game.
On Thursday, Illinois will be hosting Maryland at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois for their fourth game of the season.
- Maryland vs Illinois Odds
- Maryland at Illinios Match Details
- Maryland vs Illinois Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
- Maryland vs Illinois Start Time: Friday September 17th, 9PM EST
- Maryland vs Illinois Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
- Maryland vs Illinois Football Prediction and Odds: Players to Watch Out
Maryland vs Illinois Odds
Illinois Fighting Illini
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Maryland at Illinios Match Details
Maryland vs Illinois Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Maryland vs Illinois Start Time: Friday September 17th, 9PM EST
Watch Highlights of Illinois Fighting Illini’s first win of this season against Nebraska
Maryland vs Illinois Prediction and Odds: Recent Form
Maryland Terrapins has had an impressive campaign as of now. They have so far played 2 games in the season and have won both games. They started their campaign against West Virginia Mountaineers and went on to win the game by 30-24 points. Next, they travelled back home to host Howard Bison. They completely dominated the game and crushed the Bison’s defense. They scored 62 points in the game and did not let Bison open their scoring account.
Illinois on the other hand pulled a surprise win in their very first game as they defeated Nebraska in their home game. The game ended in 30-22 points. However, after that win, they have lost two back-to-back games. First, they lost to UTSA Roadrunners. Despite putting a strong performance they lost the game by 30-37 points. In last game, Illinois proved completely feeble in both offense and defense. Virginia scored 42 points in the game while Illinois could score only 14 points.
Maryland vs Illinois Football Prediction and Odds: Players to Watch Out
Maryland has a fleet of players who have helped them win both the games this season. However, some players have been excellent with their performance. Here are few players to watch out from Maryland Terrapins:
Dontay Demus has been great in the offense. He has 261 receiving yards (130.5 yards per game) 12 receptions with two touchdowns this season.
Taulia Tagovailoa has 606 passing yards (303.0 YPG), six touchdowns compared to zero interceptions this season.
Tagovailoa Scores 3 TDs vs. Bison
Isaiah Jacobs has piled up 50 yards (50.0 per game) on 14 carries.
Rakim Jarrett has 189 receiving yards two touchdowns and 12 passes this season.
Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois’ defense as well offense was completely exposed in the last game. However, some players have maintained good stats this season. The players to watch out from Illinois are:
Artur Sitkowski has 611 passing yards (203.7 ypg) to lead Illinois. He has six touchdown passes and one interception this season.
Reggie Love III has piled up 83 yards (27.7 per game) on 24 attempts.
Isaiah Williams with 183 receiving yards leads his team. He has 19 catches with one touchdown this season.
Deuce Spann has collected 109 receiving yards and two touchdowns as of now.
Maryland vs Illinois H2h
Illinois and Maryland don’t have a long history of head-to-head games. The two teams have played only 18 head-to-head games as of now. Of 18 games, Maryland has registered 12 wins while Illinois has just 6 wins.
In overall head-to-head games, Illinois scored a total of 1221 points while Maryland has scored a total of 1284 points against Illinois.
Maryland vs Illinois Prediction and Odds: Predicted Winner
This Friday night Illinois will be hosting Maryland at home. Illinois does have home advantage, however, Maryland has dominated Illinois in overall head-to-head games. Adde to it Maryland is undefeated this season while Ilinois has lost their last two games.
Looking at the recent form and also considering the head-to-head stats between the two teams, Maryland Terrapins has an advantage in the game. The Maryland vs Illinois Prediction and Odds also predicts a win for the visitors in Friday night game.
As per Smarkets, the betting odds for Maryland’s win is 1.22 while the odds for Illinois’ win is 3.05.