The Maryland Terrapins look to start 3-0 for the third consecutive year when they take on the Virginia Cavaliers in a non-conference college football matchup on Friday night. The Terrapins (2-0) have scored 38 points in back-to-back wins over Towson and Charlotte. Against Charlotte, Maryland fell behind 14-0 before posting a 38-20 win. It was the first time the Terrapins had won a game it trailed by 14 or more points entering the second quarter since 2010. The Cavaliers (0-2) have had a lot of success in night games and are hoping to continue that trend. Virginia is 69-58-1 all-time in night games, including a 26-37 mark on the road.

The game from SECU Stadium in College Park, Md., kicks off at 7 p.m. ET. Virginia is allowing 42.5 points per game, while Maryland surrenders 13. The Terrapins are favored by 14.5 points in the latest Virginia vs. Maryland odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 47.5. Before making any Maryland vs. Virginia picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Virginia vs. Maryland and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's CFB picks. Here are several college football odds and trends for Maryland vs. UVA:

  • Virginia vs. Maryland spread: Maryland -15
  • Virginia vs. Maryland over/under: 47.5 points
  • Virginia vs. Maryland money line: Virginia +474, Maryland -690
  • UVA: The Cavaliers have hit the Under on the team total in five of their last six games
  • MD: The Terrapins have hit the Under on the team total in their last six games
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Why Maryland can cover

Junior tight end Corey Dyches has been a huge part of the Terrapins offense so far this season as quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa has looked his way often. He leads the team with 12 receptions for 139 yards (11.6 average) and one touchdown. He has six receptions in each of his two starts, including a 108-yard and one-touchdown performance against Towson on Sept. 2. This is Dyches' third year in the program. Last season he caught 39 passes for 494 yards (12.7 average) and three touchdowns.

Senior Jeshaun Jones has been the Terrapins' top wide receiver in 2023 with eight catches for 102 yards and one TD. Jones is in his fifth season at Maryland, and is coming off a 44-catch, 557-yard and four-touchdown season in 2022. In his time at Maryland, Jones has caught 103 passes for 1,352 yards (13.1 average) and 11 TDs. He has also rushed 19 times for 189 yards (9.9 average) and two scores. See which team to pick at SportsLine

Why Virginia can cover

The Cavaliers will look to avoid their first 0-3 start since 2016 when senior quarterback Tony Muskett returns to the starting lineup after suffering a shoulder injury in the opener, which kept him out of last week's game. Muskett, who played his first three seasons at Monmouth, has completed 471 of 735 career passes (64.1%) for 5,781 yards and 51 touchdowns against 16 interceptions. His best season was in 2021, when he completed 239 of 367 passes (65.1%) for 2,651 yards and 25 touchdowns with just six interceptions. In the opener, he was 9 of 17 for 94 yards before leaving with his injury.

Defensively, Virginia has been led by junior safety Jonas Sanker. He leads the team with 19 tackles, including 12 solo, with three pass breakups. In the loss to James Madison, he made 12 tackles, including eight solo. A year ago, Sanker was among the team's top tacklers, finishing with 63, including 36 solo, with two pass breakups, one interception and one forced fumble. See which team to pick at SportsLine

How to make Maryland vs. Virginia picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 52 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time. You can see the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins Virginia vs. Maryland, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has notched a profit of almost $2,500 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.