Maryland Sports

20 of the most popular sports you can bet on and professional sports teams in Maryland.

Maryland sports market

When it comes to sports in Maryland you have plenty of options you can bet on, including popular options like football, baseball, and basketball. Understanding the opportunities in each sport can help you identify the better fit for you.

Sports you can bet on in Maryland

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There are countless sports available worldwide, but these are the ones with the better options in Maryland.

Baseball

Major League Baseball runs a regular season from March to September and postseason through November. There are 2,430 games played cumulatively by the 30 teams, not including the elimination tournament that is the World Series.

Basketball

Each of the National Basketball Association’s 30 teams play 82 games from October to April, with playoffs extending into June in a four-round playoff period.

Billiards

Billiards betting usually involves American pool, but you can also find options for Russian pool, snooker, and even carom. Operators tend to favor snooker because it has the most interesting action line.

Boxing

If you want to bet on boxing you should find a major league to follow, like the World Boxing Association or World Boxing Council. Championships are huge events, and Olympic boxing has plenty of opportunities.

Cycling

Cycling lasts the greater part of the year, starting in January and wrapping up in October. During this time you can bet on a multitude of ours, including the Giro d’Italia and the Tour de France.

Darts

If you want to bet on darts your best betting opportunities will be with Premier League Darts from February to May. Apart from that, the Players Championship is the most televised darts event in the world.

E-sports

E-sports provide a unique betting opportunity on different types of games, including strategy games like League of Legends and shooter games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Football

The National Football League has one of the largest followings in the United States, so you can expect to have plenty of betting opportunities and contests from September to January.

Golf

The most popular way to bet on golf is a future wager on who will win tournaments like The Masters or The U.S. Open Championship, but you can find wagers for every round as well.

Hockey

The National Hockey League runs a season from January to May, with a pre-season of 6 to 8 exhibition games in the last two weeks of September. Sixteen teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a chance at the Stanley Cup Final.

Horse racing

Horse racing has a rich history worldwide. While you can bet on events in the United States like the Kentucky Derby or the Belmont Stakes, some of your better betting options will be on overseas races like the Dubai World Cup in March.

Lacrosse

The Premier Lacrosse League runs a regular season from June to September. These 14 weeks operate as a tour-based schedule, end in a championship game, and have plenty of opportunities for future bets.

Mixed Martial Arts

MMA like UFC is great for followers and enthusiasts, but the consistent schedule makes this a filler choice for bettors who focus on other sports.

Motorsports

Motorsports involves many vehicle-related sports and leagues, including NASCAR, Indycar, Formula 1, and motocross. Because these sports are so fast-moving you can expect exciting live opportunities.

Rugby

Major League Rugby currently includes 11 United States teams and 1 Canadian team. They play 16 games in the regular season from March to August in a double round-robin in the conference and 6 games against teams from the other conferences.

Soccer

Major League Soccer in the United States runs from the end of February (sometimes the beginning of March) to October with a post-season playoff later in October and November. International teams play from August to May, and they have one of the most expansive markets.

Table tennis

You find most of your table tennis opportunities with World Table Tennis, the European Championships, the International Table Tennis Federation, and the Asian Table Tennis Union.

Tennis

Tennis betting follows multiple tours throughout the year, with the schedule depending on things like weather and which courts are available. Major tours include the ATP World Tour (for men) and the WTA tour (for women).

Volleyball

Most volleyball championships follow a four-year schedule, starting with Olympic volleyball, followed by the World Grand Champions Cup the year after that, and then the FIVB World Championships the next year.

Wrestling

Wrestling is an interesting sport to bet on since World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. disclosed that the sport is scripted. You can still find bets that require unique strategies to wager on.

Professional sports teams in Maryland

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Maryland has two professional sports teams.

Baltimore Ravens (NFL)

The Baltimore Ravens play in the North Division of the American Football Conference and play their home games at M;T Bank Stadium.

Baltimore Orioles (MLB)

The Baltimore Orioles belong to the East Division of the American League and have played their home games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards since 1992.

FAQs Sports in MD

Which sports are the most lucrative sports for betting?

If you want to focus on winning then look at the more popular sports for more betting opportunities, like football or soccer. Less popular sports have unique bets that can offer better winnings, but they have fewer opportunities.

Is it okay to bet on more than one sport?

It is more than okay to bet on two or more sports. Make sure you have enough time and energy to research them properly. Starting with one is recommended until you get a feel for the demands of betting, but after that, you can take on as much as you feel comfortable with.

What are some types of bets offered in all sports?

Most sports offer bets like moneylines, point spreads, totals, props, and futures, even if they use a different name. You should also expect plenty of parlay opportunities in all sports.

Can I bet on international sports in Maryland?

Depending on the international sport you want to bet on you should be able to find decent opportunities with major Maryland sportsbooks. More obscure sports can be difficult to find lines on, so research beforehand to guarantee the opportunities.

Should I plan to bet year-round?

The answer to this question is more intrinsic. Ideally, you should bet throughout the year to keep strategies sharp, but if you have certain parts of the year that are too busy or cannot find a sport to intrigue you then it is better to take a break.