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Thehope to spring a major upset on their home turf on Saturday afternoon when they host the second-ranked in an SEC cross-division matchup. The Vols (2-2) are trying to rebound after a disheartening 34-7 loss to last week, and they are in the midst of a quarterback controversy. But they can run the ball and will try to control an Alabama offense that ranks fifth in the nation. The Tide routed 41-24 last week and are well on their way to another playoff appearance.
Kickoff from Neyland Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. The Crimson Tide are 21.5-point favorites in the latest Alabama vs. Tennessee odds from William Hill, while the over-under for total points scored is 66. Before making any Tennessee vs. Alabama picks,.
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Alabama vs. Tennessee odds, line: 2020 college football picks, predictions from model on 25-13 run
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Now, the model has set its sights on. You can . Here are the from William Hill and trends for Tennessee vs. Alabama:
- Alabama vs. Tennessee spread: Crimson Tide -21.5
- Alabama vs. Tennessee over-under: 66
- Alabama vs. Tennessee money line: Crimson Tide -1600, Volunteers +900
- ALA: WR has a reception of at least 45 yards in each game this season.
- TENN: RB averages 5.7 yards per touch and 109 total yards per game.
Why Alabama can cover
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Alabama is 6-2 against the spread in its past eight games in October, and quarterbackhas the Tide offense humming. He has passed for 1,518 yards and 12 touchdowns, hitting on more than 78 percent of his passes, ranking second in the nation. He has three of the top 25 targets in the country in terms of receiving yardage, led by Jaylen Waddle, who ranks fourth with 557 yards. is eighth with 483 yards, while is 24th with 348.
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The Crimson Tide are 12-9 ATS as road favorites since 2015, and they also can grind out yardage on the ground. They average 168.3 rushing per game, led by, who is putting up 124.8 per contest. The defense has given up points, but Alabama has faced two high-powered teams in Georgia and , and the Volunteers rank 67th in FBS in total offense (329.3 yards per game). The defense has seven takeaways, while the Vols have given the ball away seven times.
Why Tennessee can cover
Tennessee is 5-1 against the spread in its last six games as an underdog, and the Vols rank 28th in the nation in passing yards allowed (213.3 per game). Sophomore linebackerhas a team-high 31 tackles, a sack and an interception, and has 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
The Vols have bounced back well from double-digit home losses, going 4-1 ATS in their last five games after being routed. They average 135 rushing yards per game, led by Eric Gray with 298 yards andwith 238. Gray also gets involved in the passing game, catching 13 passes for 118 yards. Wideouts (238 yards) and (155) can make big plays, and quarterback will need to avoid mistakes if he gets the start.
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How to make Alabama vs. Tennessee picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, with the model suggesting both teams will struggle to move the ball on the ground. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 60 percent of simulations..
So who wins Tennessee vs. Alabama? And which side of the spread hits well over 60 percent of the time?, all from the advanced model that is up over $4,100 on its top-rated college football spread picks, and find out.
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