There is nothing better than seeing the season get off to a winning start, especially for those teams who are more likely looking at a bowl game than a real shot at the top 4. In order to reach a bowl game, a team needs to pick up 6 wins on the season, so getting off to a fast start with a win in Week 1 is always a good thing. Of course, it means very little if the losses start to pile up after that, as Week 1 is very often reserved for games against smaller schools and lesser opposition. For many teams, it is the second week of the season where the real challenges begin.
We have what looks to be a pretty evenly matched game this coming Saturday, with the Syracuse Orange hitting the road to face the Maryland Terrapins. Both are coming into this one off wins in Week 1, so this will be an ideal opportunity for both team to try and maintain that perfect record in the early going. Maryland are favored by 2 points at home, with the point total set at 57.
Syracuse vs Maryland 2019 College Football Week 2 Betting Lines & Analysis
- When: Saturday, September 7, 12 PM EST
- Where: Maryland Stadium, College Park
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Football Week 2 Betting Lines: Maryland -2 (Total 58.5)
- Mostly Sunny: 28°C/82°F
- Humidity: 54%
- Precipitation: 10%
- Cloud Cover: 17%
- Wind: 8 mph NW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Syracuse Orange?
Seeing the Syracuse Orange come up with the win in the opening week of the season should probably not be that much of a surprise, given that they have now won 7 of their last 8 games. That loss came at the hands of Notre Dame last season, which is not a bad defeat at all when you consider that the Irish were rolling towards a playoff spot.
Not only have Syracuse been a great SU bet, they have also been one to play against the spread. They have now covered in 6 of their last 7 games, but perhaps more importantly, they are also 10-3 ATS in their last 13 road games. If there is a reason for pause, it’s that the Orange are just 2-11 SU in their last 13 outings versus Big Ten opposition.
- Passing Yards: 176.00
- Rushing Yards: 192.00
- Points For: 24.00
- Points Against: 0.00
Why bet on the Maryland Terrapins?
A win for the Maryland Terrapins last weekend was not totally unexpected, but it would certainly have been a bit of a relief after they closed out last season with 4 straight losses. Yes, it was a game against lowly Howard in the opening week, but a 79-0 win is nothing to be sneezed at, no matter who the competition is.
In fairness to the Terrapins, they were forced to walk the gauntlet in their final 4 weeks of last season, but they did almost spring the upset over Ohio State, losing that one 52-51. Maryland have been a good bet in September, going 9-2 SU in their last 11. They are also 8-1 SU in their last 9 game played in Week 2.
- Passing Yards: 306.00
- Rushing Yards: 317.00
- Points For: 79.00
- Points Against: 0.00
Syracuse vs Maryland 2019 College Football Week 2 Betting Trends
- Orange are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the Big 10 conference
- Orange are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games played in September
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse’s last 6 games played in week 2
- Terrapins are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games
- Terrapins are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Maryland’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Syracuse vs Maryland
This is a tough one to pick given the tightness of the spread, which is why I am focusing more on the SU. I think Syracuse can go in and steal the win on the road, plus I also like the OVER in this one.
Score: Syracuse Orange 33 – Maryland Terrapins 30