Tennessee Volunteers vs. North Texas Mean Green - 11/14/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Texas Mean Green (1-8) at Tennessee Volunteers (5-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Neyland Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -40.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Tennessee Volunteers and the North Texas Mean Green face off on Saturday in Knoxville in Week 11 college football action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 5-4 this season needing just one more win to become bowl eligible. The Tennessee offense is averaging 35.1 points and 422.3 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 11 times. Vols QB Joshua Dobbs has complted 58.6 percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns and 4 interceptions and he has rushed for 473 yards and 7 touchdowns. Jalen Hurd leads the Tennessee rushing attack with 815 yards and 9 touchdowns and Alvin Kamara has 24 catches and 3 touchdowns. The Tennessee defense is allowing 24,2 points and 401.3 yards per game with six interceptions, six fumble recoveries, and 17 sacks. Jalen Reeves-Maybin is Tennessee’s top tackler with 82 including 4 sacks, Brian Randolph has 51 tackles, and Derek Barnett has 49 tackles including 6 sacks. Tennessee is hoping to finish the season string even though they may have already fallen short of their own expectations.
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The North Texas Mean Green are just 1-8 this season and they face one of their toughest tests of the season in this game. The North Texas offense is averaging 17.6 points 345.9 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 20 times. Mean Green QB DaMarcus Smith has completed 47.1 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and four interceptions and he has rushed for 355 yards. Jeffrey Wilson leads UNT in rushing with 683 yards and one touchdown and Carlos Harris is the top receiver with 53 catches and seven touchdowns. The North Texas defense has been horrible allowing 45.6 points and 541.3 yards per game with two interceptions, eight fumble recoveries, and 13 sacks. Kishawn McClain leads North Texas with 83 tackles, James Gray has 80 tackles, and Anthony Wallace has 59 tackles. North Texas can only hope this season has been a learning experience.
Tennessee is 4-1 against the spread in their last five non-SEC games, 6-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 2-7 against the spread against a team with a losing record. North Texas is 4-1 against the spread against the SEC, 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 games, and 2-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Tennessee is a massive favorite here but UNT is just that bad and I expect Tennessee to win by at least 50, probably much more.