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Maryland basketball has 10-to-1 odds to win national championship

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The Terps are the third-likeliest team to win it all, according to new odds.

Maryland guard and Big Ten preseason player of the year Melo Trimble meets with reporters after Maryland Madness on Oct. 17.
Maryland guard and Big Ten preseason player of the year Melo Trimble meets with reporters after Maryland Madness on Oct. 17.
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The Maryland men's basketball team has 10-to-1 odds to win the national championship this spring, according to odds released Friday by the sportsbook Bovada.

Maryland is in a tie with North Carolina as the third-likeliest team on the list to advance through the Final Four and win everything. Ahead of the Terrapins are Kentucky (7:1) and Duke (8:1).

The Terps' national title odds were pegged at 9:1 on May 21, just more than a week after former Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon transferred into the program. Falling from 9:1 to 10:1 doesn't mean much, although it might make Maryland a slightly more attractive bet for those planning on making one.

Interestingly, the next-likeliest Big Ten team after Maryland to win the national championship is Michigan State, at 20:1. So the Terps are considered twice as likely to win the NCAA Tournament as any other team in their league. Michigan (25:1) and Indiana (40:1) follow the Terps and Spartans.