Week 2 of the college football season is here. Tennessee gets its home opener on Saturday, Sept. 9, against Austin Peay after beating Virginia 49-13. The Vols were 28-point favorites against Virginia, but they are favored by more than double that at 62.5 points against Saturday’s FCS foe at Neyland Stadium.
We’ve got a betting preview for the game and picks for the best bets for your money. Plus, how to get some of the best bonuses across top sportsbooks for Tennessee sports betting.
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Tennessee vs. Austin Peay Betting Preview
Tennessee plays Austin Peay on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET. With a home game against a very unequal rival, Tennessee has a 99% chance to win, according to ESPN. The real question is how much they’ll win the game by.
The 62.5-point line offered by DraftKings Sportsbook is one of the largest in college football history — well behind the 70.5-point line given to Florida State against Savannah State in 2012 (FSU won 84-0 in a shortened game). Tennessee will likely run up the score early Saturday and eventually put in backup or third-string players to get some testing.
Tennessee will also be playing without a few of their starters because of some injuries. Center Cooper Mays and linebacker Keenan Pili are both out for at least a couple of weeks. Of course, Tennessee has some great depth on the roster. Freshman Arion Carter and sophomore Elijah Herring should have a chance to show their stuff in Saturday’s game.
A good bet on this game would be to bet on the halftime spread or bet the Over for the total.
Since the game is unlikely to be close, we also have some recommendations for the best bets to make on the Tennessee Vols right now. Let’s check out a few of the best online sportsbooks and bets available.
Best Tennessee Bets Available Right Now
Here are some of the best wagers to make right now on Tennessee.
Bet Early on Tennessee to win vs. Florida in Week 3 (-110 on DraftKings)
Some sportsbooks don’t have the Vols vs. Austin Peay, but you can already bet on next week’s highly anticipated matchup against Florida. DraftKings has Tennessee favored at -7. We like Tennessee to cover the 7-point spread.
As of Week 2, Tennessee has climbed up to the top 10 at No. 9 in the AP Top 25. Florida, on the other hand, is unranked and lost last week to No. 12 Utah, 24-11.
Tennessee to Win the SEC Championship Game (+1200 on BetMGM)
This is a long shot, sure. Tennessee is fourth in the odds on BetMGM behind Georgia (-110), Alabama (+240), and LSU (+675). Texas A&M is right behind at +1500.
But if any team could surprise us this year, it’s Tennessee. Head coach Josh Heupel has turned the team around in two seasons, revitalizing their offense and turning the Vols into a national threat.
If you like a long-shot bet early in the season, why not make one on Tennessee?