ESPN’s SP+ is back with more predictions as another week of college football brings an exciting matchup between Ohio State and Maryland on Saturday. Both teams come into the game undefeated, looking to pull ahead in the B1G East race.

The Buckeyes had their bye week last week after a thrilling matchup against Notre Dame that saw Ohio State pull away at the last second on a touchdown. While Ohio State has certainly established itself as a top team in the nation, a win over a tough B1G opponent would be huge.

Meanwhile for the Terps, they come into the game on the heels of a dominating win over Indiana last week. Maryland has looked solid to start out the season, but it is still looking for a signature win over a ranked opponent. Beating Ohio State would certainly be the signature win they want.


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Ahead of the matchup, ESPN’s SP+ has made its prediction for the showdown. ESPN’s SP+ is a predictive measure that looks at the most predictable aspects of football to formulate its pick.

The SP+ has Ohio State taking the cake in the game, giving the Buckeyes an 82% chance to win and predicting a winning margin of 16.1 points with a final score of 34-18. That finish would actually have Maryland covering the 19.5-point spread that Ohio State is favored by. Fans looking to get in on the action can use Tradition’s unique BetMGM Ohio promo code or BetMGM Maryland promo code to get started!

Maryland can only hope it fares better than the prediction, but it will take a big performance. The game kicks off at noon ET Saturday.