After nearly two years in the making, legal sports betting in Tennessee has finally launched. Several online sportsbooks will be available for Tennessee residents to bet with before Sunday Week 8 NFL kickoff, including DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, and BetMGM. As long as you have your location services turned on in the state of Tennessee on your phone or computer, those three sites will be accessible on an NFL Sunday to get started in the sports betting world.
Now that betting will be legal and easily accessible for Tennessee residents, we’ll take a look at the many ways you can bet on the Tennessee Titans this weekend. Using any of the three legal sportsbooks below, you can create an account and begin betting on sports. Be sure to take advantage of the promotions for each site!
Ways to bet on the Tennessee Titans
Betting on the moneyline is the simplest way to bet on football and the Titans. A moneyline bet is just a wager on which team will win the game. With the Titans at 5-1 this season, you would have won five of the six bets so far this season if you bet on Tennessee.
Moneylines will have odds attached to them to make up for the difference in quality of teams. For the Titans game this weekend, they are around -250 on DraftKings to beat the Bengals (see current odds above). That means you would need to wager $250 on the Titans to win $100. The Bengals are +215 underdogs, meaning you would win $215 if you wagered $100.
Betting against the spread (ATS) is betting on a line determined by the sportsbook that makes the game an even matchup. Lines can move throughout the week based on public influence, injury news or a variety of other reasons. Since the spread makes the game even, the price generally sits around -110 on your bet, meaning you’ll need to wager $110 on most spreads to win $100. Spreads can be tricky but offer plenty of value to a smart bettor. The Titans are seven-point favorites against the Bengals on Sunday. They’ll need to win by seven points or more to beat the spread and cash out for their backers.
One way to bet on the Titans if you want to be less involved in the win/loss outcome of the game is over/unders. This is a bet on the total points scored in the game between the two teams … or on one individual team. Bettors choose whether they think the total will go over or under the line offered by the sportsbook. There are tons of variables that come into play when betting on total points, including injuries, weather and game script. The Titans and Bengals total points is set at 54.5 points on DraftKings.
The live betting market has gotten bigger and bigger. It offers bets on just about anything you can think of during the game. Interested viewers can open up their app and wager on Derrick Henry scoring a touchdown this drive or the Titans +250 moneyline to come back from seven points down and win the game.
Another fun way to bet on the Titans is on futures. Futures are bets that take some time to come to fruition but offer a lot of value. For example, FanDuel currently has Tennessee at +2100 to win the Super Bowl, meaning a $100 bet would get you $2,100 back. The Titans are also +1000 to win the AFC Championship, -220 favorites to take the AFC South and -600 favorites to make the playoffs. You can bet on player futures as well. FanDuel has Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry both at +3000 to win the NFL MVP.
Typically coming out on Fridays, player props are fun ways to bet on various stats for individual players during games. You can get some ludicrous odds depending on the type of bet and who you back on it. For example, DraftKings gives First Touchdown, Last Touchdown and To Score A Touchdown as player props with odds available for virtually any player that might touch the field. Adam Humphries is +2000 to score the first or last touchdown and +300 to score a touchdown at any point. They also have lines set for passing yards, rushing yards, receptions, receiving yards and plenty more. Derrick Henry’s rushing line is set at 99.5 yards against the Bengals. A.J. Brown’s receiving line is set at 65.5 yards.