How To Bet On The Maryland Terrapins

Now that Governor Larry Hogan has signed sports betting into law, Maryland sports fans will have access to both retail and mobile betting apps in the state. With betting allowed on college sports, this means that fans can bet on University of Maryland athletics once sportsbook apps launch. This page explains how and where to bet on the Maryland Terrapins and what type of odds are available.

How To Bet On College Sports Teams In Maryland

Once sportsbooks can accept bets, it will be legal to bet on college teams such as the Maryland Terrapins football and basketball teams. More niche sports may be available at certain times of the year and/or at specific sportsbooks. Currently, it is not legal to place bets on college teams in Maryland because sports betting apps have not yet launched.

Where Can You Bet On The Maryland Terrapins?

Once sports betting is launched, there are slated to be several options for betting on the Maryland Terrapins.

If you are looking to bet online, DraftKings, Caesars Sportsbook, and Barstool Sportsbook are three online sports betting apps that are expected to apply for licenses in Maryland. All you will need to do is download the app to a smartphone, sign up for an account, confirm your identity and enable location services to access betting services. This may be the more popular way of conducting sports betting in Maryland, due to the simplicity of betting from home. 

If you prefer to bet in person, several casinos across the state including MGM National Harbor, Ocean Downs, Live Casino & Hotel, etc. are expected to obtain licenses to allow retail sports betting on site. In total, Maryland is expected to see up to 60 mobile betting apps and 40 retail betting locations in Maryland.

How Big Ten Betting Odds Are Calculated

The Maryland Terrapins football team enters the 2021 season with +6500 odds of winning the Big Ten Championship at DraftKings. At the division level, Maryland has odds set at +4000 to win the East Division in the Big Ten. This is based on their 2-3 record last season, the strength of schedule they play, and the recruiting class heading into this season. Entering into the season, only Rutgers has worse odds both in the division and the conference race.

What Kind Of Bets Can Be Placed On The Terrapins?

While there has been no confirmation from Maryland on what types of bets will be allowed, we can expect some of the most popular bet options to become available. Moneyline bets are almost certain to be allowed, while run lines will also be likely to be a staple. Total points are also expected to be allowed by the state.

When sportsbooks go live, bettors will likely be able to select updated future odds. Specific player props may also be available, such as how many touchdowns a quarterback throws or the number of sacks a defender makes.

How To Place A Bet On The Terrapins

Once sports betting is open to the public, fans will be able to go on to sports betting apps such as BetMGM and PointsBet to place bets. Be sure to download the app, sign up if needed, enable location services, and make an initial deposit before making your first wager. Some websites require just a minimum of $5 or $10 deposit to start, with popular operators such as DraftKings and FanDuel offering the lower amount. 

Once you have made your deposit, you are set to begin sports betting. In-person gambling is a little hazier, but more details should be available closer to when sports betting officially hits. MGM National Harbor could follow in the footsteps of similar regulations set by MGM, which may be a useful reference. 

How To Bet On The National Championship Game In Maryland

While it is not currently legal to bet on this game in Maryland, fans should be able to bet on the game by the time it is played. The bet can be made just as you would another wager online. As long as you have made the minimum deposit that the website requires, you will be ready to place a bet on the National Championship game. 

Terrapin Sports Betting Odds FAQs

What is the closest sportsbook to Maryland Stadium and XFINITY Center?

Every state around Maryland, including Washington, DC, has legalized sports betting. If you want to place an online wager today, all you have to do is enter one of the bordering states to place your bet. Once sports gambling officially becomes active in Maryland, MGM National Harbor will be the closest physical location to wager on Maryland Terrapins’ games. 

Is DraftKings legal in Maryland?

No. Although it is set to obtain a license in Maryland as soon as it can, it is currently not legal to use DraftKings in the state. 

Does DraftKings Offer Odds on the Maryland Terrapins?

Yes. If you go on DraftKings you will be able to see that odds are available for the football season, but not the basketball season. However, you cannot make bets if your state has not legalized online sports betting. 

Is FanDuel legal in Maryland?

No. Although it is another major online sports betting website that is expected to obtain a license to operate in Maryland, it is currently illegal to use FanDuel in the state. 

Where Can I Bet on the National Championship in Maryland?

Once licenses are distributed, fans will be able to place bets on the National Championship on one of the sports betting websites or in-person at one of the authorized locations, such as the MGM National Harbor and several other casinos. 

Do the Maryland Terrapins Have Any Partnerships with a Sportsbook?

No. While this is now possible with the legalization of sports betting, the Washington Football Team was the first team in Maryland to sign a partnership with a sportsbook in January. 

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