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Tennessee Volunteers Hosting the Massachusetts Minutemen Week 4 Odds and Betting Pick

The Tennessee Volunteers will do battle with the visiting Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and fatten the pocketbooks of betting fans who back them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Tennessee Volunteers here saw them at Bovada as -27-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark picked a 43-20 result in favor of the Volunteers. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Massachusetts Minutemen vs Tennessee Volunteers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

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

It's a betting matchup between the No. 41-rated Tennessee Volunteers and the No. 109-ranked Massachusetts Minutemen, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tennessee's No. 46-ranked offense, averaging 34.67 PPG, against a Massachusetts defense that ranks No. 92 this week at 30.5 PPG. The Tennessee aerial game is averaging 238.33 yards per game, more than the Massachusetts Minutemen secondary allows through the air, 227 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Massachusetts Minutemen own the league's No. 85-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 220 yards per game when on the road. Tennessee, on the other hand, rates No. 76 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Massachusetts's last outing, Andrew Ford threw for 377 yards in a losing cause against the Owls, 29-21 at Lincoln Financial Field.

John Kelly tore up the turf for 141 rushing yards in the latest Volunteers game, a 26-20 loss to the Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Massachusetts is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Massachusetts is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 7 games
  • Massachusetts is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
  • Tennessee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Massachusetts home to Ohio, Saturday, September 30th
Tennessee home to Georgia, Saturday, September 30th