Virginia Cavaliers vs. Maryland Terrapins 9-15-23 NCAAF Tips, Odds, and Best Picks

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Maryland Terrapins 9/15/23 – Week 3 of the NCAAF season brings a match that promises to keep us on the edge of our seats. The Virginia Cavaliers (0-2) will face off against the Maryland Terrapins (2-0) on September 15, 2023, at SECU Stadium. The game will be broadcast on FS1, attracting a wide array of fans and bettors alike. The starting quarterbacks for this showdown are Anthony Colandrea for Virginia and Taulia Tagovailoa for Maryland. As both teams are determined to leave their mark, this game offers compelling opportunities for those interested in college football daily picks.

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Maryland Terrapins

Date & Time: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

Location: SECU Stadium


Virginia Cavaliers vs. Maryland Terrapins 9/15/23 Betting Odds

Virginia+485+14.5 (-108)48.5 over (-110)
Maryland-625-14.5 (-112)48.5 under (-110)

Virginia Cavaliers Analysis

The Virginia Cavaliers offense, under the guidance of quarterback Anthony Colandrea, has shown glimpses of brilliance despite their challenging start to the season. Colandrea boasts a commendable 66.7% completion rate, having covered a distance of 389 yards in just 33 attempts, translating to an average of 11.8 yards per pass attempt. His passer rating stands at a respectable 179.6, even after accounting for the 4 sacks he endured.

Perris Jones, the Cavaliers’ leading man on the ground, has tallied 50 rushing yards from 17 attempts, punching in a touchdown. Malik Washington, the primary receiving threat, has impressed with 148 receiving yards on 9 receptions, averaging 16.4 yards per catch, and has a touchdown to his name.

Maryland Terrapins Analysis

The Maryland Terrapins have started their season on a high, with quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa leading their charge. Tagovailoa has completed 47 out of 69 passes, accounting for 547 yards with a 68.1% completion rate. His 7.9 yards per pass attempt, combined with 4 touchdowns and a passer rating of 148, make him a formidable opponent.

The rushing department sees Roman Hemby steal the limelight, with an impressive 220 yards from 32 attempts, averaging 6.9 yards per run and two touchdowns. In the receiving corps, Jeshaun Jones has been the standout, collecting 102 yards from 8 receptions, with a single touchdown contribution.

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Maryland Terrapins Against the Spread

When diving into the betting world, the trends of both teams can provide critical insights. Virginia Cavaliers, despite their winless start, has been reliable against the spread (ATS), covering in 4 of their last 6 games. Their recent history against Maryland favors them ATS, where they’ve covered in 6 of their last 8 meetings, including 4 of the last 5 at SECU Stadium. However, the Virginia Cavaliers have struggled in straight-up (SU) results, losing their last five games. Interestingly, the total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia’s last 5 games against Big Ten opponents.

Maryland Terrapins, on the other hand, presents mixed signals. Their recent ATS record stands at a lackluster 3-7, but they’ve been dominant in SU results, winning 4 of their last 5 games and 7 of their last 9 home games. While they’ve struggled ATS at home against Virginia Cavaliers, their recent ATS record against Atlantic Coast conference opponents has been solid, covering in 5 of their last 6 matchups.

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Maryland Terrapins Free Pick

Given the recent form, key players, and trends we recommend the following picks:

Moneyline: Maryland -625

Maryland’s stronger start to the season and superior home record make them favorites.

Spread: Virginia +14.5 (-108)

Given Virginia’s consistent ATS record against Maryland, especially on the road, they could cover. 

Total: 48.5 under (-110)

Considering both teams’ recent UNDER trends, the pick leans towards the UNDER 48.5 (-110).

Prediction: 17-28 Maryland Terrapins win

NCAAF Week 3 presents a mouth-watering clash between the Cavaliers and the Terrapins. While the teams battle it out on the field, the world of sports betting adds an additional layer of excitement, especially for fans engaging with live betting in Canada. Whether you’re watching the game live or placing a bet, ensure you’re doing so responsibly. May the best team win!