The 2021 SEC Tournament kicks off in Nashville today, and Tennessee sportsbooks are gearing up for the madness.
Here’s a rundown of everything Tennessee bettors can wager on, along with a peek at some of the action taking place in Music City.
SEC Tournament betting options in Tennessee
The only chance for any of the SEC’s 14 teams to advance to the NCAA Tournament is by winning this week’s 13-game tournament at Bridgestone Arena.
Below are the odds for each team in the SEC Tournament.
Game Props are also available at most Tennessee sportsbooks, which include team totals and 2nd half results.
In addition to the SEC Tournament, sportsbooks also have some March Madness wagering opportunities available.
Under the Team Futures category, DraftKings bettors have the option of selecting:
- Championship winner
- Conference winner
- To make Final Four
Options for this weekend’s Selection Sunday include:
- Team to get a #1 seed
- Team to make the tournament
- Over/Under tournament seed
In-Game wagers off limits to Tennessee bettors
State regulations vary widely as to the types of wagers permitted on college sporting events. Statutes are slightly more strict in Tennessee than elsewhere.
When wagering on the SEC Tournament, Volunteer State sports bettors will notice a lack of individual player prop bets and in-game prop betting options.
As such, DraftKings added a new restrictions banner to its college basketball homepage.
Clicking on the banner gives bettors more information on specific state restrictions.
DraftKings outlines its limitations for the Tennessee market saying,
“We are not able to offer betting markets on an individual collegiate athlete’s statistical occurrences or non-occurrences and we are not able to offer in-play proposition wagers on the performance of teams during collegiate sporting events.”
Action 24/7 gears up with the Action Mobile party bus
Only a limited number of fans will be permitted inside Bridgestone Arena to witness SEC Tournament events in person. Luckily, viewing options certainly don’t end there. Countless viewing events are taking place in downtown Nashville.
In fact, Tennessee-based sportsbook Action 24/7 is debuting its brand new party bus for the occasion.
The sportsbook partnered with fellow locally-owned-and-operated Honky Tonk Party Express to reveal Action Mobile just in time Nashville’s big SEC weekend.
Grant Rosenblatt, owner of Honky Tonk Party Express, is eager for the partnership:
“Tina and everyone at Action have been so fun to work with and they understand how to market their company. Our open-air party buses are the coolest ways to experience Nashville and the best way to organically get the word on Tennessee’s own sportsbook. We can’t wait to see Action rolling down the streets of Nashville.“
Along with its new mobile party bus, Action 24/7 is hosting tournament viewing events March 10-14 in Nashville at The Underground on Broadway.
2021 marks the tenth time the SEC Conference Tournament has been held at Bridgestone Arena since 2001.
Since 1979, 26 SEC tournament champions have advanced to the Sweet 16. Moreover, three SEC teams have won the national championship in the last 13 years.
For those unable to make the trek to Nashville, games will be streamed live on the SEC Network and on ESPN and are scheduled as follows:
|FIRST ROUND||Wednesday, March 10|
|Game 1||#12 Vanderbilt vs.||#13 Texas A&M|
|SECOND ROUND||Thursday, March 11|
|Game 2||#8 Kentucky vs.||#9 Mississippi State|
|Game 3||#5 Florida vs.||Game 1 Winner|
|Game 4||Seed #10 Georgia vs.||Seed #7 Missouri|
|Game 5||Seed #11 South Carolina vs.||Seed #6 Ole Miss|
|QUARTERFINALS||Friday, March 12|
|Game 6||Seed #1 Alabama vs.||Game 2 Winner|
|Game 7||Seed #4 Tennessee vs.||Game 3 Winner|
|Game 8||Seed #2 Arkansas vs.||Game 4 Winner|
|Game 9||Seed #3 LSU vs.||Game 5 Winner|
|SEMIFINALS||Saturday, March 13|
|Game 10||Game 6 Winner vs.||Game 7 Winner|
|Game 11||Game 8 Winner vs.||Game 9 Winner|
|CHAMPIONSHIP||Sunday, March 14|
|Game 12||Game 10 Winner vs.||Game 11 Winner|