Maryland is a state with a large amount of sports fans looking to root for their teams. That is why the Maryland Terrapins have a great fanbase in Maryland and in many neighboring states. If you want to learn about betting on the Maryland Terrapins, this guide will help you learn all you need to know.
The team that represents the University of Maryland, College Park in college football is the Maryland Terrapins. The Maryland Terrapins compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision of the National Collegiate Athletics Association as a Division I NCAA team. The team also competes in the Big Ten Conference, since joining on July 1, 2014.
The team was originally a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference in which it competed for sixty two years. The home games for the Maryland Terrapins are played at Maryland Stadium in College Park, Maryland but also have occasional home games in Baltimore as well. The Terrapins played their first season way back in 1892, over a hundred years ago.
In the time since its creation, the team has managed to claim one national championship as well as nine ACC championships. In addition, the team has won two Southern Conference championships and appeared in the bowl games twenty eight times. The Terrapins have also seen twelve consensus All-Americans and a good amount of inductees into the Hall of Fame.
The Maryland Terrapins have the third-most ACC championships, win nine victories, only putting them behind Florida State and Clemson, who both have fifteen. The team has produced seventeen first-round NFL Draft picks. Several of the most notable players from the Terrapins are: Bob Ward, Jack Scarbath, Dick Modzelewski, Randy White, Bob Pellegrini, Stan Jones, and E.J. Henderson.
When you have a team with such a winning record, it is only natural that rivalries will be formed. The most notable rivalries the Maryland Terrapins have is with West Virginia, Penn State, Virginia, and Navy.
A type of wager you will typically find when diving into betting on college football is a moneyline bet. A moneyline bet has the bettor attempt to choose the victor of any given sporting event. Down over here, you will see an example of what a moneyline bet can look like in practice:
Maryland Terrapins: -127
Penn State Nittany Lions: +127
When it comes to this example, the team that will probably win is the Maryland Terrapins, according to the team’s odds of -127. These odds illustrate that for every $1 the bettor is hoping to win, they would need to bet $1.27, to wager $127 to win $100. Again looking at the odds from this example, the team not likely to win in this sporting faceoff is the Penn State Nittany Lions with odds of +127. The team’s odds show that for every $1 wagered, the bettor could win $1.27 and would need to bet $100 to win $127.
Betting in Maryland
Maryland does currently have legal sports betting. Both retail sports betting and online sports betting are legal in Maryland. Sports betting in Maryland was legalized back in 2020. The minimum gambling age for bingo, lottery games, and pari-mutuel betting is 18-years old. The minimum gambling age for casino-style games, poker, and sports betting is 21-years-old.
Maryland Terrapins Partnership with PointsBet Sportsbook
Back in 2021, PointsBet signed a multi-year partnership deal to become the official sportsbook partner of University of Maryland Athletics. This was the first such deal between a Big 10 school and a sportsbook operator.