Oddsmakers wasted no time in posting updated odds for the SEC football season following Monday night’s schedule announcement.
The win totals and SEC title odds vary from sportsbook to sportsbook, but that was expected with the uncertain nature of this season. Bettors have a unique chance to capitalize on potential mistakes from bookmakers, as both parties dive into the 10-game schedule.
Here is what several online sportsbooks think about Tennessee this season.
Bovada is one of the most popular offshore sportsbooks in the world.
They also happen to have the lowest win total for Tennessee as of Tuesday afternoon. The Vols’ over-under for the 2020 season is set at four games, with the ‘over’ priced at +105. This means a $100 bet on Tennessee to go at least 5-5 would win $105 (along with the initial $100).
If the Vols finish exactly 4-6, the bet is a ‘push’ and bettors would receive their $100 back. Tennessee is also listed at 100/1 to win the SEC Championship, meaning a $100 wager would result in a $10,000 payout if the Vols pulled off the improbable.
Alabama is a -145 favorite to win the title, with Georgia (+210) and LSU (+650) close behind.
BetOnline is another well-liked offshore sportsbook among sports bettors.
The site has Tennessee’s win total at 5.5 games, which seems to be closer to the right odds. The under is a slight favorite, meaning BetOnline is projecting a 5-5 season for the Vols.
They have the Vols listed at 80/1 to win the SEC, so Bovada would be the better place to make a wager for optimistic Tennessee fans.
BetOnline also posted divisional odds on Tuesday morning. Georgia is a -140 favorite to win the SEC East, with Florida following at +100.
Tennessee has the third-best odds in the East, but are still long-shots at 14/1. Kentucky (16/1), Missouri (25/1), South Carolina (25/1) and Vanderbilt (50/1) round out the field.
One of the most popular options for fantasy sports, FanDuel also has a sports betting division.
They have Tennessee with the sixth-best odds to win the SEC, pricing the Vols all the way down at 25/1. BetOnline and Bovada have Tennessee sitting at the eight-best odds in the conference.
FanDuel is one of the only sportsbooks to post lines for Week 1 SEC games. Tennessee is currently a 1-point favorite against South Carolina. The over-under has not been released yet.
DraftKings has the Vols listed as -2.5-point road favorites. Will Muschamp is 7-1 in eight games against Tennessee, but the Vols pulled away in a 41-21 win last season as 4.5-point home underdogs.