What to Know About Knoxville

With the legalization of sports betting in Tennessee, Action 247 aims to provide the best betting options for Tennesseans. To help inform those in the Volunteer State of the betting options that are available locally, we have put together a series highlighting Tennessee betting options.

Knoxville Sports Betting – It Starts with "U"

Without a doubt, the University of Tennessee offers an incredible array of betting options. The Volunteers compete in 14 NCAA Division I sports, and both the men's and women's teams are among the top programs in the country.

Tennessee's football team has won six national championships, 16 conference championships, and 28 bowl games. Their dominance throughout Southeastern Conference (SEC) play has resulted in 24 college football Hall of Famers, and they currently have the most home wins of any college football program.

Equally as dominant is the women's basketball team. The Lady Vols have won eight national championships and finished as the national runner-up five times. 

They are the only team in women's college basketball to have competed in every NCAA Tournament – an astounding 36 times, including 34 Sweet Sixteens and 18 Final Fours.

While the men's team does not have a national championship under its belt, it has made six Sweet Sixteen appearances since 2000. The Vols look to be perennial contenders under head coach Rick Barnes, including a 31-6 record in 2018-19 (the 2019-20 season ended prematurely due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

Other opportunities for betting on the University of Tennessee include wagering on baseball, softball, golf, cross country, soccer, rowing, swimming and diving, track and field, and volleyball.

Knoxville Sports Betting – Looking at the Pros

The Tennessee Smokies play at Smokies Stadium in Knoxville and are the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. They have won three minor league championships and eight division titles. The team's 2004 championship came while it was the affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Knoxville Ice Bears compete in the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) and have made the playoffs every year since their founding in 2002. They won back-to-back league championships in 2008 and 2009 as well as two other titles in 2006 and 2015.


Looking around the rest of the state, the Tennessee Titans, Memphis Grizzlies, and Nashville Predators each offer expanded betting options compared to other in-state options because of their competition in the "Big Four" sports leagues. While collegiate and lower-tier professional sports will likely only offer picks for spreads, winners, and over/unders, bets involving the Titans, Grizzlies, or Predators may expand to prop bets. Prop bets can include how many points a player scores, who the leading scorer may be, or the timing of the first points scored.

Knoxville Sports Betting – How to Bet

Knoxville sports betting is easier than ever before! You can localize a state, national, or international contest in person OR from your computer or mobile device. 

After receiving our Sports Gaming Operator License, Action 24/7 has transformed into your go-to spot for Tennessee sports betting. Offering live money sports betting and free-to-play options, Action 24/7 is locally owned and operated, based in Nashville, and ready to serve you!

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