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Bowling Green Falcons vs Tennessee Volunteers Week 1 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Tennessee looks to cover the Volunteers-Falcons point spread this week and improve its overall 7-6 mark when they host Bowling Green in Week 1 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tennessee Volunteers were listed as -17-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 28-22 result in favor of the Volunteers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Bowling Green Falcons vs Tennessee Volunteers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tennessee Volunteers are 7-6 so far on the season, and 7-6 ATS vs the point spread. The Bowling Green Falcons, meanwhile, are 8-6 and 5-8-1 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Tennessee go 7-6 and the Bowling Green Falcons go 7-7 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tennessee vs Bowling Green injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tennessee Volunteers rated this week at No. 69 and the Bowling Green Falcons sitting at No. 95.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tennessee's No. 65-ranked offense, averaging 28.92 PPG, against a Bowling Green defense that ranks No. 108 this week at 33.5 PPG. The Tennessee aerial game is averaging 224.15 yards per game, less than the Bowling Green Falcons secondary allows through the air, 291.43 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Bowling Green Falcons feature the league's No. 39-rated road run defense, allowing 151 yards per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 30 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

James Knapke led the way last time out for the Falcons, connecting for 368 passing yards and a 33-28 victory over the Jaguars at Cramton Bowl.

Jalen Hurd tore up the turf for 122 rushing yards in the latest Volunteers game, a 45-28 win over the Hawkeyes at EverBank Field.

Betting Trends
  • Bowling Green is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Bowling Green is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Bowling Green is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Bowling Green's last 9 games
  • Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee's last 5 games at home
  • Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Tennessee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Bowling Green at Maryland, Saturday, September 12th
Tennessee home to Oklahoma, Saturday, September 12th