The college football national championship gambling odds have officially been released, and the Tennessee Volunteers are relatively low on the list.
According to DraftKings, the odds for Tennessee to win the national championship in the 2021-2022 football season are set at +15,000. That gives Tennessee football the 32nd best chance to win the national title.
Two other teams also have the same +15,000 odds as Tennessee. That would be Kentucky and Pittsburgh. Coincidentally, Tennessee will square off against both Pitt and Kentucky this upcoming season. The Vols will host Pitt on Saturday, Sept. 11. Meanwhile, the Vols will travel north to Kentucky to play the Wildcats on Saturday, Nov. 6.
Three out of the top five teams with the best odds were all in the College Football Playoffs last year. The top five are as follows: Alabama (+250), Clemson (+380), Ohio State (+550), Georgia (+650), and Oklahoma (+700). In fact, there are five SEC teams in total in the top 10. Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M (+3500), LSU (+4,000), and Florida (+4,000) are all in the top 10.
Tennessee football head coach Josh Heupel has been working hard to prepare his team for the upcoming season. The Vols made a ton of off-season changes, which has resulted in new leadership, a new coaching staff, and an abundance of new players. The Vols kicked off their fall training camp last week. They have put several practices, and even a scrimmage, under their belts. But Tennessee football will need to continue to learn quickly, as the season-opener against Bowling Green is less than a month away.
Tennessee will kick off their 2021 football season in Neyland Stadium on Sept. 2 against Bowling Green.