Michigan football vs Maryland: Prediction, Odds, Spread and Over/Under for College Football Week 12

Michigan running back Donovan Edwards (7) carries the ball in the first half of an NCAA football game against Penn State Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, in State College, Pa.
Michigan running back Donovan Edwards (7) carries the ball in the first half of an NCAA football game against Penn State Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, in State College, Pa. /

Michigan football has one game to go before Ohio State. Here’s how to watch, the odds, and more for the Wolverines against Maryland. 

We don’t know if Michigan football will have Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines for the Wolverines’ Big Ten contest against Maryland and it’s possible a decision won’t come this week.

Michigan and Jim Harbaugh are asking for an injunction on Friday. Harbaugh said he would like to speak. Maybe Harbaugh would agree to a reduced suspension of two games as there is a report from The Wolverine that the two sides are talking (Michigan and the Big Ten).

That would allow him to coach against Ohio State. I know many fans will say the Wolverines can beat Maryland without Harbaugh, but nobody should take this team for granted.

Maryland had Ohio State on the ropes for a while. The Terps struggled against Penn State but they have a talented team and after clinching a bowl berth last week, all they have is trying to get a signature win against Michigan.

I expect their best — also remember — Maryland gave Michigan football one of its most difficult games and had a closer margin than Penn State or Ohio State.

Just something to think about. Here’s all the key you’ll need for Michigan football and Maryland including our early prediction against the spread.

Michigan football vs. Maryland odds

Michigan is a 19-point favorite according to DraftKings. The Wolverines have a money line of -1000. It’s +650 for Maryland. The over/under is also 50.5.

Michigan football vs. Maryland

Date: Nov. 19
Game Time: 12:00 PM EST
Venue: SECU Stadium
How to Watch: Fox Sports | Fubo TV

Michigan vs. Maryland players to watch

Michigan: Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards

This tandem broke out for their best game of the season against college football’s best-rushing defense going into the game. Both running backs had explosive runs. Corum went for 44 yards and also ran for 30 to clinch the game. Edwards also had a 22-yard touchdown run on third-and-11 that was all about his cut-back and burst.

If these guys play the way they did last Saturday, Michigan shouldn’t have much trouble in this one. The production has dropped for both compared to last season but there was a clear effort to limit wear-and-tear. It paid off last week and if Corum and Edwards can get it going again, U-M shouldn’t have too much trouble.

Maryland: Taulia Tagoviloa

Taulia Tagoviloa is one of the better quarterbacks in the Big Ten conference. But he’s got just two touchdown passes compared to three interceptions in 63 career attempts against Michigan football. Tagoviloa has also completed 61 percent of his passes. He’s always scary to defend and he’s going to need the game of his life to upset the Wolverines.

Michigan vs. Maryland prediction

I have no idea if Harbaugh is going to be on the sidelines this weekend. My guess is that it won’t matter too much. Michigan is really strong on defense and see them being able to apply pressure to Tagoviloa. The Terps are decent against the run but as Michigan showed last week, it can still run on anybody.

Maryland also ranks eighth in terms of pass defense in the Big Ten. Michigan leads the Big Ten in passing yards allowed per game, touchdown passes allowed, and is second in interceptions. Maryland is also 10th in sacks allowed.

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The Wolverines’ defense will contain Tagoviloa, plus J.J. McCarthy will have a better game against a vulnerable pass defense. Michigan’s running game has a solid day too and Michigan wins, 34-13.