Tennessee Sportsbooks Kick Off College Football Season With Betting Promos

Posted on September 2, 2021 - Last Updated on March 6, 2024

College football season is underway, and Tennessee sportsbooks are offering plenty of ways to wager on each team’s debut.

There is no shortage of football action to catch this weekend, including The Tennessee Vols in their home opener tonight against Bowling Green.

Sportsbooks are celebrating the return of football with a bunch of college football betting promotions you won’t want to miss.

College football betting promos

In celebration of the first week of college football, Tennessee sportsbooks are gifting bettors with various bonuses to use on Week 1 games.

DraftKings Hammer the Over promotion

DraftKings Tennessee is running a Hammer the Over promotion on the Clemson vs Georgia game on Sept. 4For every 2,500 customers who wager on the over, the point total will decrease by half a point.

The number has already sunk down to single digits, and it will only get lower by the time kickoff happens.

Last season, Clemson averaged 34.5 points per game and Georgia averaged 32.3 points per game, so this promotion is a no brainer.

The maximum wager for this promo is $25, and it’s available to both new and current users.

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BetMGM $10 Free Bet

BetMGM TN is giving bettors a $10 free bet to use on live wagering for any sport when they place a bet of $25 or more on a college football One Game Parlay.

The offer can be claimed once a week until the end of the season.

For those looking to bet multiple times throughout the season, this could be a great option.

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Wagering on college football

Traditional markets for betting on college football, such as the moneyline, spread, or total, are available in Tennessee.

Bettors can also wager on the outcome of each half or quarter individually, as well as the:

  • Division winner
  • Conference winner
  • To make College Football Playoffs
  • National Championship winner
  • Heisman Trophy winner

Due to Tennessee’s particular statutes, wagering on individual college athletes is not permitted, nor is in-game betting.

So you won’t be able to wager on your favorite college quarterback’s passing yards during a game.

Tennessee vs Bowling Green betting

The Vols are highly favored in their first matchup of the season against Bowling Green.

DraftKings is no longer offering a moneyline on the game, though the spread is set at and the over/under is set at  total points.

Bettors can still find moneyline wagering at FanDuel, though there isn’t much value in the market. Tennessee has  odds of winning this first game.


Tennessee Vols futures betting

Betting on the overall outcome of the Vols’ season is also an option.

FanDuel sets Tennessee’s over/under for regular season wins at 6.5, favoring the under with -195 odds. The over, on the other hand, sits at +165 odds.

BetMGM sets the total wins even lower, predicting the Vols will win less than 6 games. The under is set at -125 odds, while the over takes +105 odds.

Odds for the Vols to secure an SEC East win, SEC win, or to go the distance for the National Championship are as follows:

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As a college athlete, Alec Cunningham played Division II golf at Tusculum University. She graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Professional Writing. She then returned to her love of written word in 2000 after working in the music industry as a concert promoter, tour manager and artist developer. As a journalist, she's covered a variety of topics and currently specializes in Tennessee online sports betting and Virginia casino news. She served as a panelist at this year's All American Sports Betting Summit, discussing the ever-evolving role of women in the gambling industry.

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