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Tennessee Just Can Not Beat Alabama

Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs

Tennessee has been relegated to the spoiler position over the past few seasons, but the Vols have had no such luck when they square off against Alabama. The Volunteers have lost the past eight meetings against the Tide with Tennessee being outscored 283-95.

Shark Bites
  • Alabama is 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 games.
  • Alabama has only allowed 70.9 rushing yards per game this season.
  • Tennessee is 2-8-1 ATS in their past 11 games vs Alabama.

Tennessee is 3-3 SU so far this season, but could very well be undefeated had they gotten a few more breaks. The Volunteers’ three losses this season, which includes a double overtime game with Oklahoma, have come by a combined 13 points.

Alabama running back Derrick Henry was expected to be a huge player for the Tide this season, but has proven to be inconsistent. However, the junior back ran for a career-high 236 yards in Alabama’s 41-23 win over Texas A&M last week.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Alabama Crimson Tide were listed as -14.5-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu. As of Friday afternoon, the line sat at -15.5 with a total of 52.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 41-22 win for the Crimson Tide on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Tennessee Volunteers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide have seen them go 6-1 and 3-4 ATS so far this season, while the Tennessee Volunteers are at 3-3 and 3-3 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Tennessee Volunteers are 4-2, while the Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Alabama vs Tennessee injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Alabama Crimson Tide rated this week at No. 3 and the Tennessee Volunteers sitting at No. 36.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Alabama's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 35.57 PPG, against a Tennessee defense that ranks No. 61 this week at 25.67 PPG. The Alabama aerial game is averaging 231.43 yards per game, less than the Tennessee Volunteers secondary allows through the air, 248.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Tennessee Volunteers feature the league's No. 17-rated road run defense, allowing 109 yards per game. Alabama, meanwhile, ranks No. 60 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Sony Michel went over the 100-yard mark (145) in his team's latest effort as Tennessee defeated Georgia by a score of 38-31 on Saturday.


Derrick Henry ran through the Texas A&M defense for 236 yards in Alabama's last game, handing the Aggies a 41-23 setback on Saturday at Kyle Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tennessee's last 12 games
  • Tennessee is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • Tennessee is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Alabama
  • Alabama is 7-15-1 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Alabama is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games
  • Alabama is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tennessee at Kentucky, Saturday, October 31st
Alabama home to LSU, Saturday, November 7th