Tennessee College Betting: How To Bet On The Vols

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Although Tennessee is home to three professional sports teams, there is no denying that the Volunteers are the most popular team across the state. Luckily for its fans, Tennessee sports betting laws allow for wagers on in-state college teams, including the Vols. This page will cover everything you need to know about betting on Tennessee athletics.

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Which Tennessee Sports Can You Bet On?

There are no specific laws regarding which Tennessee teams you can or can’t bet on, so this largely comes down to what each operator decides to offer. The market depth and variety for each sport will also vary across Tennessee sportsbook apps, so we’ll cover the most common offerings below.

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Tennessee Football

Football betting is king in the US, and it’s no different with Tennessee football. This means you’ll find the most variety when it comes to betting on Vols football compared to other sports. In addition to your standard bets, you’ll find team-level game props you can wager on before kickoff. 

Because of the popularity, you’ll also find betting markets released far earlier than other Vols sports. As an example, FanDuel Sportsbook TN already has a handful of game lines available in March, as well as MVP and championship odds.

Tennessee Basketball

Although we’re a few years removed from the Lady Vols dominance, Tennessee men’s basketball has been picking up the pace in recent seasons. Basketball betting is a step below football in terms of popularity, but wagering on Tennessee March Madness odds is one of the most exciting events of the year.

Tennessee Baseball

Both the men’s and women’s baseball teams have been in national title contention in recent years and while the betting options aren’t as expansive, most operators will at least have moneyline wagers for key games as well as futures markets like College World Series winner and SEC Championship.

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Types of Bets You Can Place on the Tennessee Volunteers

All of the bet types laid out below will be available for football wagers, but some betting markets are extremely limited depending on which Vols team you want to bet on. This is especially true for betting on college baseball.

  • Moneyline
  • Spread
  • Totals
  • Parlays
  • Futures
  • Game Props

Can I Bet on College Player Props in Tennessee?

No, Tennessee sports betting law does not allow for individual player props on college athletics. This is becoming the norm across the country as few states permit it. Additionally, live game props are also prohibited.

Are There Promos for Betting on the Vols?

Unless otherwise specifically stated, you can claim Tennessee betting promos for your favorite Volunteers team. It’s always a good idea to read through the terms and conditions of any sportsbook bonus before claiming it, but particularly if you plan on using it on a Vols bet. 


Cody Kutzer has been covering the sports betting and gambling space for several years and has been losing his parlay bets for even longer. He currently serves as an editor and fact-checker for BetTennessee.com to ensure readers have the latest and most accurate information about Tennessee sports betting.