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 Sports Betting – Softball Around the State
Unlike several other states that have legalized sports betting, Tennessee allows for betting on in-state college sports teams. There are 43 collegiate women’s softball programs in Tennessee, 11 of which compete at the NCAA Division I level. Those 11 schools are:
East Tennessee State
Middle Tennessee State
University of Memphis
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee-Martin
The Tennessee Lady Vols softball team has qualified for the NCAA tournament every year since 2004. They’ve qualified for seven Women’s College World Series and finished as the national runner-up in 2007 and 2013.
Tennessee Sports Betting – How to Bet on the Moneyline
The most common type of bet for softball in Tennessee is called a “moneyline” bet. This bet simply involves picking what team you think will win the game.
For example, if Tennessee was to play Austin Peay, oddsmaker may list the line as “Tennessee (-160) at Austin Peay (+135).” In this case, you would need to bet $160 on Tennessee to receive a $100 payout if the Volunteers win. Conversely, betting $100 on Austin Peay would pay out $135 if the Governors won.
The important thing to remember is that a “-“ symbol will always appear next to the betting favorite, and the “+” sign will appear next to the underdog. A higher number on the moneyline indicates stronger confidence in the favorite or lesser confidence that the underdog will pull an upset.
Tennessee Sports Betting – How to Bet on the Runline
Another type of betting is betting on the runline. This bet not only includes picking a team to win but also the margin of victory.
As an example here, oddsmakers may put a runline bet of “Belmont (+1.5) at Lipscomb (-1.5).” This means Lipscomb is expected to win, and bettors will have to choose whether Lipscomb wins by two or more runs, or Belmont either loses by one run or comes away with a win.
Runlines may change depending on the quality of the teams, but it usually stays at the 1.5-run difference.
The reason sportsbooks use “half-runs” is to avoid a “push.” A push occurs when the betting outcomes result in a tie, and the book issues refunds to those bettors. By utilizing the “half-run,” sportsbooks force betters to choose an outcome and ensure no pushes can occur.
Tennessee Softball Betting – How to Bet the Total
If you don’t want to pick a winner, you can choose to bet against the “total,” which is sometimes called the “over/under.” Here, you are betting how many runs you think the teams will combine to score.
An example of the over/under bet could read as “East Tennessee State at Memphis. O/U 8.5.” Here, a bet on the over would hit whether East Tennessee State wins 5-4 or Memphis wins 9-0.
Tennessee Softball 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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Have fun and good luck!!