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Mountaineers visit Tennessee Volunteers in Week 1 College Football Betting Clash

The Tennessee Volunteers will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Neyland Stadium in Week 1 college football betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Tennessee Volunteers as -30.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. Watch for over-under updates and superior underdogs lines at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 42-39 win for the Volunteers on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Tennessee Volunteers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tennessee will face the 11-2 Appalachian State Mountaineers, who own a 6-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tennessee Volunteers are 7-6 so far this season while the Mountaineers are 6-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tennessee vs Appalachian State injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Tennessee Volunteers at No. 36 and the Appalachian State Mountaineers at No. 10 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tennessee's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 35.15 PPG, against a Appalachian State defense that ranks No. 14 this week at 19.08 PPG. The Tennessee aerial game is averaging 198.62 yards per game, more than the Appalachian State Mountaineers secondary allows through the air, 182.92 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Appalachian State Mountaineers own the league's No. 72-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 194 yards per game when on the road. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 99 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ohio was unable to contain Marcus Cox in its last action Saturday and the result was a 31-29 Week P loss against the Mountaineers.

Jalen Hurd ran through the Northwestern defense for 130 yards in Tennessee's last game, handing the Wildcats a 45-6 setback on Friday at Raymond James Stadium.

Next Betting Matchups

Appalachian State home to Old Dominion, Saturday, September 10th
Tennessee home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, September 10th