Maryland Season Odds
COLLEGE PARK, MD (TheSpread) – Maryland had a respectable showing in its first year of Big Ten play in 2014. Can the Terrapins take another step toward a title in 2015?
According to oddsmakers at GTBets, Maryland is currently listed with odds of +20000 to win the College Football Playoffs next season. The Terrapins are also getting a money line of +10000 to win the Big Ten in the upcoming year.
Randy Edsall is entering his fifth season as coach of Maryland. He has a 20-30 record in his fourth years, including a 10-22 mark in conference games. After a slow start the first two years, Edsall has led the Terps to back-to-back 7-6 seasons and bowl appearances. Maryland came in third in the Big Ten East in 2014, their first year in the conference.
Despite a winning record, Maryland had plenty of flaws a year ago. It didn’t have a great offense, as it averaged just 28.5 points and 341.9 yards per game, while the defense gave up 30.2 points per contest. The real weak point was the run game, which produced just 121.7 yards per game. The team was led on the ground by quarterback C.J. Brown, but he finished his eligibility in 2014. The Terps do return their two leading rusher backs in Brandon Ross and Wes Brown, but the two combined for just 773 yards.
The Maryland schedule is largely easy to navigate in the early going as it hosts Richmond, Bowling Green and South Florida to start the season. Then things get tough as the Terps head to West Virginia before hosting Michigan and then visiting Ohio State. Maryland will also travel to Michigan State, Iowa and Rutgers while hosting Penn State, Wisconsin and Indiana. Maryland will need a Big Ten title to reach the playoffs, and a conference title doesn’t seem to be in the cards.