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Jaguars take on Volunteers in Week 5 contest

South Alabama Jaguars Tennessee Volunteers
2-1 September 28, 2013, 12:21 | Neyland Stadium 2-2



Tennessee will look to improve on its 2-2 record this week when they host South Alabama in Week 5 action at Neyland Stadium on Saturday.

The Volunteers sit at 2-2 (2-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Jaguars are currently 2-1 (2-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tennessee is 3-1 OU, and South Alabama is 1-2 OU.

View South Alabama Jaguars vs Tennessee Volunteers Odds and Stats.

Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -21 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 92-rated Jaguars taking on the No. 89-rated Volunteers in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 32-30 win for the Volunteers on Saturday.

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South Alabama was a 31-24 winner in its last match at home against Western Kentucky. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 55 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Volunteers suffered a Week 4 loss against Florida in their last game, falling 31-17 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee's No. 59-ranked offense, averaging 32 PPG, against a Jaguars defense that ranks No. 79 this week at 28.33 PPG. The Volunteers aerial game is averaging 141.5 yards per game, less than the Jaguars secondary allows through the air, 264 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Jaguars own the league's No. 78-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 215.5 yards per game when on the road. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 22 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Jaguars at Volunteers trends to consider:
South Alabama is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
South Alabama is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of South Alabama's last 8 games
South Alabama is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Tennessee is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
Tennessee is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tennessee's last 14 games
Tennessee is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home


Next up:
South Alabama at Troy, Saturday, October 5th
Tennessee at Georgia, Saturday, October 5th