Rovell’s College Football Vegas Report: Bettors Believe in Maryland, Sportsbooks Rooting for UCLA

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Tommy Gilligan, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Maryland head coach Michael Locksley

Sep 14, 2019, 09:30 AM EDT
  • Are professional bettors buying Maryland against Temple? What team do the bookmakers need the most in Week 3?
  • Darren Rovell reports on this week's college football betting market:

It’s Week 3 in college football and we are starting to get a sense of team identities. Who is a power and who is a poser? But the most intriguing question seems to be: Is the turtle really the hare?

What is going on with Maryland?

In Week 1, the Terrapins put up 79 against Howard. So what. But Week 2, they scored 63 against Syracuse? Maryland has had a lot of football history. Their first year of ball was 1892 and that year they went winless and got shutout by a local high school. We looked back at the last 75 seasons to see how impressive these points totals were.

Most points in Maryland games, last 75 years:

  • 79, vs Howard, 2019
  • 74, vs Missouri, 1950
  • 63, vs Syracuse, 2019
  • 63, vs Illinois, 2018
  • 63, vs Towson, 2017
  • 63, vs Virginia Tech, 1950

As you can imagine, bettors are well aware that the Terps have put up 142 points in the first two games and are playing the Over in Maryland’s tilt with Temple.

Circa opened the total against Temple this weekend at 59.5. It has since been bet up to as much as 66.5 nearly everywhere.

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