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Tennessee Needs To Overcome Struggles vs Alabama

Despite seven turnovers to a ranked team, the Tennessee Volunteers just narrowly lost to Texas A&M last week. However, with a loss to their name, the Vols will likely need to win out in order to get a shot at the playoffs. First, they will need to defeat the Alabama Crimson Tide, an opponent they have not beaten since 2006, on Saturday.

SHARK BITES
  • Alabama is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games against Tennessee.
  • Tennessee is 7-0 SU in its last seven games at home.
  • Tennessee is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games against teams with winning records.

The Volunteers need to stop putting themselves in terrible situations, as they have been down double digits in five of their six games so far this season. Tennessee needs to take care of the ball as well, after committing 12 turnovers in the past three games. To make matters worse, they are facing an Alabama defense that has forced 13 turnovers so far this season.

The Tide cruised to a 49-30 victory over Arkansas last week and still look like the class of college football. Though the defense always gets plenty of credit, Jalen Hurts has been a revelation at quarterback. The freshman has accounted for 10 touchdowns and just one turnover in the past three games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Alabama Crimson Tide opened as -9-point favorites in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

A 43.8-25.4 result in favor of the Crimson Tide is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tennessee Volunteers are 5-1 so far on the season, and 3-3 ATS vs the point spread. The Alabama Crimson Tide, meanwhile, are 6-0 and 4-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Tennessee go 4-2 and the Alabama Crimson Tide go 3-3 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tennessee vs Alabama injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Tennessee Volunteers) and the No. 1 (Alabama Crimson Tide) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tennessee's No. 48-ranked offense, averaging 33.83 PPG, against a Alabama defense that ranks No. 11 this week at 15.83 PPG. The Tennessee aerial game is averaging 239.5 yards per game, more than the Alabama Crimson Tide secondary allows through the air, 223.33 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Alabama Crimson Tide own the league's No. 8-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 89.5 yards per game when on the road. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 71 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Arkansas was unable to contain Damien Harris in its last action Saturday and the result was a 49-30 Week 6 loss against the Crimson Tide.

In Tennessee's last outing, Joshua Dobbs threw for 398 yards in a losing cause against the Aggies, 45-38 at Kyle Field.

Betting Trends
  • Alabama is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Alabama is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Tennessee is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games
  • Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Alabama home to Texas A&M, Saturday, October 22nd
Tennessee at South Carolina, Saturday, October 29th

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