Best Tennessee Sports Betting Promos for Vols’ Opener against Ball State

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The long wait is almost over. The Tennessee Volunteers kick off the 2022 college football season on Thursday night, Sept. 1, as they host the Ball State Cardinals. With the spread around 35 points at many Tennessee sportsbooks, it’s a great time for sports bettors to make the most of the best Tennessee sports betting promos.

Be sure to read the terms and conditions before you sign up. Let’s look at some of the sportsbook promos and bonuses at your disposal for the Vols’ opener against Ball State.

Best Tennessee Sports Betting Promos

The following table contains a list of the sportsbook promos for four of the major sportsbook providers operating in Tennessee:

TN SportsbookBonus OfferBonus Link
DraftKings$50 free bet with $5 + 20% Match up to $1,000 Claim Bonus
Caesars Sportsbook Up to $1,250 on CaesarsClaim Bonus - Use Code STARTFULL
BetMGMUp to $1,000 Risk-Free BetClaim Bonus - Use Code ROCKYBET
FanDuel$1,000 No Sweat First BetClaim Bonus

DraftKings Tennessee Promo Code

DraftKings Tennessee welcomes new users with a $50 free bet and a 20% deposit match bonus up to $1,000. When you register for a new account and make your first deposit ($5 minimum), DraftKings credits your account with a $50 free bet. But then you can also enjoy a 20% first deposit match with a max value of $1,000.

So, if you deposit $1,000, DraftKings will give you a match bonus of $200. To collect the max bonus of $1,000, you must deposit at least $5,000. You can deposit more, of course, but the value of your bonus maxes out at $1,000.

Terms and conditions apply, of course. For example, there is a 5X playthrough requirement. That means if you deposit the minimum amount of $5, you will need to wager $25 to get $1 in bonus credit.

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BetMGM Tennessee Bonus Code SHARP

To take advantage of the generous welcome bonus ($1,000 risk-free bet) offered by BetMGM Tennessee, new users need to enter the promo code SHARP when prompted during registration.

If you were to bet $1,000 on the Vols to cover the 35.5-point spread against Ball State and they only win by 35, BetMGM will credit your account with $1,000 in free bets. Bet $200, and you’ll get $200 in free bets, but if you bet $2,000, you will only receive $1,000 in free bets (if the Vols fail to cover the spread).

Caesars Tennessee Promo Code SHARPBETFULL

With Caesars Tennessee, bettors can enjoy a risk-free first bet with a max value of $1,250, along with 1,000 rewards and 1,000 tier credits. To claim it, new users must enter the promo code SHARPBETFULL when prompted during the registration process.

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FanDuel Tennessee Promo Code

Claiming your No Sweat, First Bet welcome bonus at FanDuel Tennessee is easy. You must click on our exclusive FanDuel Promo Code link, sign up for a new account, and then make a qualifying deposit. Should you lose your first wager, FanDuel will credit your account with free bets equal in value to the stake of that bet.

Tennessee vs. Ball State Odds

SportsbookPoint SpreadMoneylineTotal
BetMGMTennessee -35.5 (-110)
Ball State +35.5 (-110)
Tennessee -10000
Ball State +3300
Over 68.5 (-110)
Under 68.5 (-110)
DraftKingsTennessee -35 (-110)
Ball State +35 (-110)
NAOver 68 (-110)
Under 68 (-110)
FanDuelTennessee -35.5 (-110)
Ball State +35.5 (-110)
Tennessee -10000
Ball State +2400
Over 68.5 (-105)
Under 68.5 (-115)
CaesarsTennessee -35.5 (-110)
Ball State +35.5 (-110)
NAOver 68 (-110)
Under 68 (-110)

Tennessee took a step in the right direction last season in Josh Heupel’s first year as head coach. But several things will need to improve to take the next step and go from being a good to a great team. The offensive line was solid in the run game last year but will need to be better when QB Hendon Hooker drops back to pass.

It would certainly help the defense if the offense could stay on the field a little longer; Tennessee ranked 130th in the nation last year in time of possession.

Ball State was not bad against the run last season but struggled in pass defense. On offense, the running backs are solid, and the offensive line does a decent job of run blocking. While likely starting quarterback Josh Paddock is familiar with the Cardinals’ system on offense, he lacks experience.

Betting Analysis

Ball State may keep it close in the first quarter, maybe even the first half. But the Vols have more talent and should blow the game open in the second half.

Our Pick: Under 68.5 points

Article contributed by Travis Pulver/Photo via Tennessee Athletics