What to Know
With the legalization of sports betting in Tennessee, Action 24/7 aims to provide the best betting options for Tennesseans. To help inform those in the Volunteer State of the betting options they may be unfamiliar with, we’ve put together this series to provide an introduction and overview of how to bet on specific sports.
Tennessee MLB Betting – Surprisingly Local
Despite not having an MLB team in the state, there are several minor league baseball teams with major league affiliates. The Memphis Redbirds are the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, while the Nashville Sounds affiliate with the Texas Rangers. Jackson is the host city of the Generals, the Double-A affiliate for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Familiarizing yourself with the minor league rosters of MLB teams will give you a long-term betting edge as you watch young prospects develop. Knowledge of the farm systems is invaluable for futures bets.
Tennessee MLB Betting – How to Bet
The most common type of MLB betting is betting on the “moneyline.” This is because moneyline betting is the most straightforward. You simply pick a winner, with different payouts based on how much a team is favored.
For example, oddsmakers may list a game as “Texas Rangers (+135) at St. Louis Cardinals (-170).” In that example, the Cardinals are the favorite, as denoted by the “-“ symbol next to their odds.
If you’re betting on the Cardinals in this game, you would need to bet $170 to win $100 if St. Louis came out on top. Similarly, betting $100 on the underdog Rangers would pay out $135 if Texas pulled the upset.
Another type of betting is the runline bet. Similar to betting against the spread in football, betting on the runline involves picking a winner but also betting on the margin of victory.
An example of an oddsmaker posting there would look like “Arizona Diamondbacks (-1.5) at Texas Rangers (+1.5).” Here, betting on the Diamondbacks would only pay out if Arizona won by at least two runs. Alternatively, betting on the Rangers would pay out if the Rangers won or lost a one-run ballgame.
Finally, you can bet on the “over/under,” sometimes referred to as the “total.” When betting the over/under, you’re betting on the combined run total between the two teams.
This may read as “St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks, O/U 9.5.” Because you’re not picking a winner, a bet on the over hits whether the Cardinals win 10-0 or the Diamondbacks win 6-5.
It’s likely a sportsbook will list a “half-run” next to the runline or over/under betting line. They do this to prevent a “push,” where the bet results in an exact match of the run/total line, causing bettors to be refunded.
Tennessee MLB Betting – Where to Bet
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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