Betting on College Football (NCAA) in the Volunteer State

NCAA football betting is not that different from betting on NFL games. The bet options and the odds calculations are similar. There are some small variations here and there, but for the most part, residents of Tennessee can enjoy rooting on their Volunteers and other favorite college teams even more by wagering on their games.

If you want to step up your game and get more out of sports, betting on NCAA games might be just what you are missing. Thanks to a new law passed in early 2019, online sports betting is now legal in the state of Tennessee. Regulations are still being implemented and the system is still being perfected, but it shouldn’t be long before sportsbooks start offering live bets and other betting options for gamblers from the state.

How Can I Bet on My Volunteers or Vanderbilt?

Like NFL betting, NCAA football betting offers bets and options include spreads, totals (over/under), prop bets, moneyline, points, and more. Because college games score higher and the outcomes are less predictable, it is more enjoyable than betting on a lot of other sports. Unlike professional leagues that may have player interference in the statistics and odds, college is much more likely to surprise and add more competition.

Making sure that you’re gambling legally in Tennessee is the biggest factor. There are plenty of online sportsbooks that offer NCAA betting options. Until the real sportsbooks open up to players from the state, you can also check into fantasy leagues and social sportsbooks or betting options.

Unlike the NFL, where a moneyline might be harder to predict or have higher odds, moneyline bets in NCAA games often have better odds and favorites to consider when placing wagers. Prop bets are plentiful and popular when betting on NCAA games, as well, because they offer better odds of winning, even if the win totals are significantly smaller. Championship betting, of course, is popular among Volunteer and Vanderbilt fans as much as it is among the rest of the NCAA fandom.

Tennessee 2019 Odds for NCAA Football

For the 2019 season, the Vols are rated as a favorite with an over/under total of 6.5 games and 100-1 odds to win their SEC championship. Vanderbilt falls slightly farther behind, being one of the lowest-ranked in the SEC for the 2019 football season. This is only the second year from Jeremy Pruitt, which means oddsmakers are still waiting to see how the team will do over the course of a few seasons.

Don’t worry, though. Even if you want to stand by your team when cheering on the games, you can still place your sports betting wagers elsewhere. NCAA betting doesn’t limit you to betting on local or in-state teams, after all. It’s tempting for most fans to bet on their best teams, but sometimes it’s smart to follow the odds, even when your team is not coming out on top. Remember to check the lines and the posted odds on any of the college teams you consider adding to your sports betting roster.