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Michigan State vs. Maryland Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

Looking for a Michigan State vs. Maryland preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the Big Ten matchup.

Saturday, Oct. 22, the Michigan State Spartans play visitor to the Maryland Terrapins. The game, to be played at Maryland Stadium, is slated for a 7:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network. Read on for our Michigan State vs. Maryland preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Maryland wins the matchup between the two teams 60.7% of the time. The spread, via Oddshark, has Michigan State favored.

Spread: Michigan State -2.5

Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Channel: Big Ten Network

Michigan State vs. Maryland preview:

The Spartans enter the contest losers of four straight with their most recent loss coming to Northwestern last week, 54-40. Michigan State used two quarterbacks last week against Northwestern with Tyler O'Connor leading the way going 13-for-21 for 281 yards, three interceptions and one interception. Brian Lewerke threw for 99 yards and one score.

The Spartans gave up 490 yards to the Wildcats including 209 on the ground. Michigan State rushed for just 51 yards.

Maryland fell to Minnesota last week 31-10. Freshman quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome threw for 161 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He also ran the ball 25 times for 71 yards. The Terps allowed just 82 yards through the air, but another 229 yards on the ground in their loss to the Gophers.

Maryland fell to the Spartans last year in East Lansing by the count of 24-7.

Michigan State vs. Maryland Prediction

Michigan State has lost four straight while Maryland has lost two straight of its own. This isn't the matchup of the week, but it is a big game for both teams in terms of becoming bowl eligible.

If the Spartans can't find a win, they will fall to 2-5 and virtually kiss their bowl chances away with a daunting remaining schedule. Maryland's bowl hopes are still very much alive and the Terps get one win closer this weekend against Michigan State.

Maryland 27, Michigan State 21