Most Popular Sports to Wager on in Tennessee

Tennessee is one of the most recent additions to the legal sports betting scene in the United States. Sports betting was officially launched in Tennessee in the fall of 2020 and allows for online betting using mobile apps. At the time of writing, the law is specific to online betting only, which means there are no land-based options in the state. However, thanks to the great selection of sports betting mobile apps in Tennessee, the lack of a land-based option is not an issue.

At the time of writing, there are four online sportsbooks available and with BetMGM in Tennessee, sports betting fans are in for a treat. BetMGM is one of the leading online sports betting apps on offer in the United States and the available sports include Football (NFL and NCAAF), Basketball (NBA and NCAAB), Baseball, Ice Hockey, Cycling, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Aussie Rules Football, Boxing, MMA, NASCAR, Cricket, and Darts.

In terms of the most popular sports on which to wager in Tennessee, football has to be up there with the best of them. Football is the most popular sport for Tennesseans and this is reflected in online betting habits. With the Tennessee Titans currently on a five consecutive winning season at the time of writing, it is a little surprise so many fans are willing to back their team at the sportsbooks. 2020 may have ended in disappointment thanks to a playoff defeat at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens but 2019 saw the Titans reach the AFC Championship game and there is plenty more to come from the team.  

In addition to the Titans, Tennessee is home to several collegiate teams, with the likes of Austin Peay Governors and Chattanooga Mocs competing at a high level. Thanks to BetMGM, it is possible to have a wager on college football, with the National Collegiate Athletic Association Football League being the cream of the crop. Tennessee sports fans are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to football at both NFL and collegiate level and it shows in the betting.

The second-most popular sport on which to bet in Tennessee is basketball. The Memphis Grizzlies represent the state in the National Basketball Association and play in the Western Conference Southwest Division. The team moved to Memphis after the 2000/01 season and finished 9th in the Western Conference at the end of the 2020 campaign. Unfortunately, fans who have been backing the Grizzlies for success in recent years at the sportsbooks will have been left disappointed but there are plenty of other basketball teams to back, including Tennessee Volunteers who play in the SEC Conference Tournament. Handicappers can help with these bets. Doc’s NBA Predictions provides lots of information to help you make better bets. 

In addition to football and basketball, ice hockey is a popular sport for betting in Tennessee. The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team that competes in the National Hockey League and will always receive the backing of home fans in the betting. Plus, soccer is rapidly becoming more popular in terms of betting in Tennessee, with the introduction of Nashville SC in 2020.