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Michigan State Favored by 2.5 Over Maryland

Both teams looking to get their seasons back on track.

NCAA Football: Northwestern at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

If the Michigan State Spartans are going to a bowl game this year, keeping alive a streak Mark Dantonio says is “absolutely” important, they’ll almost certainly need to win this Saturday over the Maryland Terrapins.

Vegas has set its numbers for the matchup, installing the Spartans as a 2.5-point road favorite even though Maryland has won four games to MSU’s two.

However, the Terps haven’t played well of late, with their last two contests ending in decided losses to Penn State and Minnesota. Three of Maryland’s four wins are out-of-conference victories over the underwhelming trio of Howard, FIU and UCF, and their lone conference win came over, um, Purdue.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 Saturday night on Big Ten Network.