Football Is Back: Your Guide To Betting On The Tennessee Titans This Season

Posted on September 4, 2020 - Last Updated on October 9, 2020

The NFL is back and the Tennessee Titans are hungry to take the next step, and we have your betting options covered.

Mike Vrabel’s squad made a solid 9-7 run in last season’s playoffs.

It took the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs to knock the Titans out of the postseason. Patrick Mahomes and company beat Tennessee 35-24 in the AFC Championship.

This time around, the Titans will be eager to come out on top of the conference.

How to bet on the Titans

If you live in Tennessee, your options are pretty limited for the time being.

The state legalized sports betting back in 2019, but hasn’t been able to come to market yet.

However, after nearly a year and a half, that’s finally about to change.

Online sportsbooks will be opening their digital doors in Tennessee by Nov. 1, at the very latest. You’ll soon be able to place bets on your phone from anywhere within the state’s borders.

Until those online betting apps finally launch, Volunteer State residents will have to travel elsewhere to place their Titans bets.

Right now, the only states bordering Tennessee that has operational legal sports betting is Mississippi.

Unfortunately, it only has in-person betting at casinos. The state hasn’t figured out the online betting piece of the puzzle yet.

Sports betting is limited to water and land-based casinos in Mississippi. Residents of Memphis looking to place a sports bet can make the drive there to do so.

North Carolina could soon be another option. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort is the only North Carolina casino within easy driving distance from Tennessee, but it hasn’t opened up its retail sportsbook yet.

For now, Titans fans will have to hang tight or make a drive. There are less than two months left until sports betting becomes a reality in Tennessee.

While bettors wait, they can take advantage of a sportsbook promo. Before launching, DraftKings is letting users sign up and claim a free bet. Details here.

Tennessee Titans Week 1 betting odds

If you’re a Titans fan from out of state, or if you find yourself in a legal state in time for Week 1, there are plenty of betting options out there.

The Titans will visit the Denver Broncos to kick off their season on Sept. 14.

Here’s a look at the odds for Week 1 from a handful of sportsbooks that are rumored to be among the first to launch in Tennessee:

 SpreadPoint TotalMoneyline
DraftKingsDEN -1.5, TEN +1.5, O/U 41DEN -125, TEN +104,
FanDuelDEN -1.5, TEN +1.5O/U 41.5DEN -124, TEN +106
BetMGMDEN -1.5, TEN +1.5O/U 42DEN -125, TEN +105

The bout with the Broncos may be Tennessee’s first of the season, but sportsbooks around the country will be taking action on the team throughout the year.

Titans Super Bowl betting

Sportsbooks in other states have tons of futures betting options for the Titans.

Once the first online books launch in Tennessee, they’re certain to have futures options of their own.

Since the Titans were only a few mistakes away from making last year’s Super Bowl, betting on the team to make the big game this year will be a popular wager.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Tennessee has the seventh-best odds to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.

  • KC Chiefs: +300
  • BAL Ravens: +320
  • IND Colts: +1,100
  • NE Patriots: +1,100
  • BUF Bills: +1,200
  • PIT Steelers: +1,200
  • TEN Titans: +1,300

Winning the AFC would be an uphill battle this season, but that’s a great value pick if you’re feeling good about Tennessee’s chances.

AFC South and win total betting

Even though Tennessee’s Super Bowl odds might look bleak, BetMGM has a brighter outlook for the team’s division odds.

The Colts are the slight favorites to come out on top of the AFC South, but the Titans are right in the mix.

  • IND Colts: +130
  • TEN Titans: +160
  • HOU Texans: +280
  • JAX Jaguars: +1,400

BetMGM also offers betting on the team’s win total. Right now, you can take the over/under on the team to win 8.5 games this season.

Derrick Henry and Titans player props

FanDuel has you covered when it comes to Titans prop betting.

If you’re feeling confident, you can place a bet on how well quarterback Ryan Tannehill will do this season.

Betting on Tannehill to throw the most regular season passing yards is an option, although he isn’t exactly the favorite.

Right now there are 20 other quarterbacks with better odds than Tannehill. Here’s a look at the odds for the players surrounding him:

  • Derek Carr: +3,600
  • Joe Burrow: +3,600
  • Ryan Tannehill: +4,000
  • Sam Darnold: +4,000
  • Drew Lock: +5,000

In more optimistic news, FanDuel has a similar betting option on which player will lead the league in regular season rushing yards. Titans star running back Derrick Henry is the favorite.

  • Derrick Henry: +750
  • Ezekiel Elliott: +950
  • Nick Chubb: +950
  • Saquon Barkley: +950
  • Christian McCaffrey: +1,100

Over/under betting is also available for how many rushing yards Henry will end up with. Right now, the total is set at a very specific 1,509.5 yards.

Titans Daily Fantasy

Since Volunteer State bettors will have to wait a few extra weeks to use sportsbooks, daily fantasy is a nice option in the meantime.

Tennessee has had daily fantasy throughout the state for a handful of years now.

DraftKings and FanDuel are the major daily fantasy operators in Tennessee.

DraftKings currently has four NFL fantasy contests out there with over $1 million worth of prizes involved. There’s a few dozen others out there that are still worth anywhere from $10,000 to $500,000.

FanDuel is running a similar number of fantasy options at the moment.

There are also a ton of different types of daily fantasy contests.

Many of those contests will have you pick out a lineup of players from around the league.

DraftKings will often give you a $50,000 salary to spend on players, whose prices will vary based on their skill level.

For example, Lamar Jackson is the most expensive quarterback at $8,100. Ryan Tannehill, on the other hand, is a a cheaper mid-level option at $5,900.

For the Week 1 slate of games, Derrick Henry is the fifth-most expensive running back out there. His $7,800 salary falls behind guys like Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley.

With so many options, there are plenty of opportunities to select Titans players. Picking them for your lineups could help you win some serious cash.

Since there are millions of dollars in guaranteed prizes out there, there’s something for everyone.

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