How To Live Bet on SEC Odds in College Football Betting

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Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker passes against Purdue in the first half of the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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You’re watching Tennessee host Alabama in Week 7 of the 2022 college football season. After the Crimson Tide took a 7-0 lead with a touchdown on their opening possession, the Vols matched it when Hendon Hooker connected with Cedric Tillman for  a 60-yard touchdown on their first offensive possession.

Despite the Vols’ answer, you’re not convinced they can hang with Bryce Young and the Tide to cover the live spread (+17.5). With live sports betting at BetMGM, you can bet on it.

What is Live Sports Betting?

Live betting is an entertaining form of online sports betting available for thousands of events each year.

Pregame betting closes at the opening kickoff – or first pitch, tip-off, etc. – and odds open for live sports betting. Then, the odds are updated throughout the next three or four hours as the sportsbook reacts to action on the field. 

How To Live Bet on SEC Odds

Live betting is available for all SEC football games each season.

Whether you’re hedging against a futures bet like national championship odds or SEC Championship odds, increasing an investment on a pregame bet, or taking an entirely new position, in-game wagering allows you to find betting opportunities while you’re streaming a game online, checking scores from your phone, or watching from your seats at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. 

In this (fictional) scenario for the Bama-Tennessee game, perhaps you didn’t place a pregame wager on the spread, which closed at Alabama -18.5, but liked the value of Alabama -17.5

To place a live bet on this game and other SEC odds, visit the live betting page or college football betting page at the online sportsbook. And if you’re a first-time bettor, check out the BetMGM betting guide for how to read college football odds.

Live Betting Parlays

While you’re viewing updated Bama-Tennessee odds, depending on kickoff times, you may also see updated odds for Ole Miss-Auburn, LSU-Florida, or Mississippi State-Kentucky. And if you spot favorable live numbers for multiple games, you can combine them into a parlay.

Parlays aren’t limited to pregame betting. You can select multiple wagers from multiple games – in one sport or across multiple sports – and build a parlay.

For example, instead of, or in addition to, placing a single $50 wager on Alabama to cover -17.5, you could build the following $50 parlay with a combination of live and pregame SEC odds:

  • Live: Alabama -17.5 (-110)
  • Live: Ole Miss -7.5 (-110)
  • Pregame: LSU/Florida under 56.5 (-110)

If all three legs hit, you’d win $347.87 on the same $50 stake, an ROI of nearly 700%. 

Visit the sportsbook to view all parlay betting options and parlay promotions, including One Game Parlays, parlay boosts, and more.

College Football Betting at the Online Sportsbook

BetMGM is the best online sportsbook for college football betting.

Whether you’re a first-time bettor browsing spreads for SEC games, a casual fan building a moneyline parlay for early Saturday games, or a longtime diehard tracking over/under trends in windy games, there’s something for everyone.

Check out the book today to take your college football experience to the next level!

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