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Crimson Tide vs Volunteers Betting Preview

Tennessee VolunteersAlabama Crimson Tide
Oct 22, 7:15 PM | Grass of Bryant-Denny Stadium

Tennessee Volunteers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds


The Alabama Crimson Tide look to keep on rolling this week with another win at home against Tennessee.

Alabama is 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS, and has won every game by double digits while allowing no team to score more than 14 points. They are favored by 4 touchdowns here.

Trent Richardson made a strong case in his Heisman campaign with a 183-yard, four touchdown effort at Ole Miss last week.

View Tennessee vs Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 27-point favorites in this NCAA football battle. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Crimson Tide sit at No. 1 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Volunteers are at No. 33 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Crimson Tide will win this game 57-30.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Alabama's No. 14-ranked offense (39.7 PPG) against a Volunteers defense that ranks No. 44 at 23.3 PPG. The Crimson Tide passing attack has averaged 219 yards per game, more than the Volunteers give up through the air (194.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Volunteers feature the league's No. 36-rated road run defense, allowing 134 yards per game. Alabama, meanwhile, ranks No. 24 in rushing offense at home.

Tennessee lost its last outing, a 38-7 result against LSU on October 15. Tennessee failed to cover in that game as a 16.5-point underdog, while the 45 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Alabama was a 52-7 winner on the road against Mississippi. They covered the 27.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (59) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Tennessee Volunteers Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Volunteers at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tennessee's last 5 games on the road
Tennessee is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Alabama
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee's last 7 games when playing Alabama
Tennessee is 8-3-1 ATS in its last 12 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Alabama is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tennessee
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Alabama's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Tennessee home to South Carolina, Saturday, October 29
Alabama home to LSU, Saturday, November 5