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Texas Longhorns vs. Maryland Terrapins Early Betting Preview & Picks

Posted by: Charlie Smith
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We’ve reached the halfway point of July which means that college football betting is on the cusp of commencement. In order to speed up the process, we’re taking an early look at some of the best matchups from Week 1 of the upcoming season. Let’s take a look at the odds before going over some potential sports bets.

Texas Longhorns vs. Maryland Terrapins – Saturday, September 1st      

When: 12:00 pm ET

Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

TV: Fox Sports 1

Stream: Fox Sports Go

College Football Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Longhorns -10½ (-110) -380
Terrapins +10½ (-110) +315
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Texas Longhorns   

The Longhorns turned in a 7-6 record last season that included a 5-4 performance in Big 12 play. This resulted in a 6th place ranking in the Big 12’s standings. Although they faired all right in conference play, the Longhorns would go on to miss the Big 12 championship. Not to worry as they would receive an invitation to the Texas Bowl. There they would face Missouri in a 33-16 winning effort. Texas did however, fall short in the annual Chancellor’s Spurs against Texas Tech. The Red Raiders came out on top in that one 23-27.

Players to Watch: Sam Ehlinger (1,915 passing yards, 11 TD, 7 INT), Daniel Young (373 rushing yards, 3 TD, 4.6 AVG), and Collin Johnson (765 receiving yards, 2 TD, 54 REC).

Maryland Terrapins

The Maryland Terrapins turned in a disappointing 4-8 season last year. Included in that losing record was another losing 2-7 performance in Big Ten play. Naturally, this lead to a poor last place ranking in the East Division of the conference. Subsequently, the Longhorns never stood a chance of cracking the conference championship. Moreover, they didn’t get invited to any Bowl Games. They did however, face No. 12 Penn State in their annual rivalry. But as was expected, the Nittany Lions pummeled the Terrapins 3-66. As for this upcoming season, DJ Durkin is hopeful he can turn this thing around in his 3rd season at the helm. So far both of his seasons have culminated in losing records. He’ll need some positive results this season lest risk being placed on the hot seat.

Players to Watch: Max Bortenschlager (1,313 passing yards, 10 TD, 5 INT), Ty Johnson (875 rushing yards, 5 TD, 6.4 AVG), and Taivon Jacobs (553 receiving yards, 5 TD, 47 REC).  

Texas Longhorns vs. Maryland Terrapins Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Texas posted a 4-2 record SU on the road last season
  • Texas posted a 5-1 record ATS on the road last season
  • The TOTAL went UNDER in 6 of Texas’ 6 road games last season
  • Maryland posted a 2-4 record SU at home last season
  • Maryland posted a 2-4 record ATS at home last season
  • The TOTAL went OVER in 3 of Maryland’s 5 home games last season
Texas Longhorns vs. Maryland Terrapins Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet college football games online take in this Texas Longhorns vs. Maryland Terrapins pairing? All things considered, it’s best to stick with the Longhorns here. Texas has ample talent returning from last year’s roster. Therefore, they should have no problems finding success early in the season. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 42-28 Texas.

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