Tennessee vs. Ohio - 9/17/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ohio Bobcats (1-1) at Tennessee Volunteers (2-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Neyland Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -28 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Ohio Bobcats face off on Saturday in Knoxville in week 3 college football action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are off to a 2-0 start to the season after knocking off Virginia Tech in week 2. The Vols offense got off to a slow start in week two but took advantage of turnovers to overwhelm the Hokies. For the season the Tennessee offense is averaging 32.5 points and 324.5 yards per game and they have turned the ball over three times. Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs has completed 54.2 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and two interceptions and he has rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Jalen Hurd leads the Volunteers with 209 yards rushing and a touchdown and Alvin Kamara has caught six passes and Josh Malone has caught four passes with two of those going for touchdowns. The Tennessee defense is allowing 18.5 points and 346 yards per game with one interception, five fumble recoveries, and four sacks. Darrin Kirkland Jr. has 16 tackles including a sack, Jalen Reeves-Maybin has 15 tackles, and Cortez McDowell has 12 tackles. Tennessee is hoping to build up plenty of momentum as their SEC schedule gets closer.
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The Ohio Bobcats bounced back from their season opening loss against Texas State with a week 2 win over Kansas. Ohio is averaging 45.5 points and 563 yards per game and they have turned the ball over three times. OU QB Greg Windham has completed 57.3 percent of his passes with 5 touchdowns and an interception and he has rushed for 183 yards and a touchdown. Dorian Brown leads the Bobcats in rushing with 186 yards and Papi White and Jordan Reid each have nine receptions. The Ohio defense is is allowing 43.5 points and 389 yards per game with three interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and seven sacks. Toran Davis leads the OU defense with 19 tackles, Quentin Poling has 16 tackles, and Blair Brown has 15 tackles. Ohio is giving up points in bunches and they will be tested once again here.
Tennessee is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-0 against the spread following a win, and 4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Ohio is 8-1 against the spread in their last nine non-conference games, 7-1 against the spread following a win, and 5-1 against the spread in their last six games.
Tennessee took advantage of a ton of turnovers to put Virginia Tech away but struggled against Appalachian State. This is a ton of points so while I see the Vols getting another win, I see Ohio covering the spread.