Alabama Crimson Tide at Tennessee Volunteers - 10/15/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0) at Tennessee Volunteers (5-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Neyland Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers +14 -- Over/Under: 58.5 See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide will travel to play the Tennessee Volunteers in a SEC college football game on Saturday.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 5-1 (2-1) this season after losing to Texas A&M in their last game by a score of 45-38 in overtime. Tennessee was able to come from behind in the fourth quarter, but fell just short in the overtime period. The Tennessee offense is averaging 33.8 points per game with 192.5 rushing yards and 239.5 passing yards per game. Josh Dobbs is completing 58.3% of his passes for 1433 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions for Tennessee. Jalen Hurd has rushed for 407 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Josh Dobbs has rushed for 324 yards and 5 scores for the Volunteers. Alvin Kamara has caught 20 passes for 253 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Josh Malone has caught 17 passes for 341 yards and 5 touchdowns for Tennessee. The Tennessee defense is giving up 26.7 points per game with 183 rushing yards and 216.3 passing yards per game. Todd Kelly Jr. has led the Tennessee defense with 39 tackles and 2 interceptions, while Derek Barnett has added 29 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, and 5 sacks. Aaron Medley has gone 5-7 on field goals, with a long of 39 yards.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-0 (3-0) this season after beating Arkansas by a score of 49-30 in their last game. Alabama is rolling once again this season and looks to be on their way to the playoffs once again. The Alabama offense is averaging 44.8 points per game with 237 rushing yards and 252.8 passing yards per game. Jalen Hurts is completing 63.8% of his passes for 1242 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions for Alabama. Damien Harris has rushed for 478 yards and 1 touchdown, while Hurts has rushed for 296 yards and 5 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide. Calvin Ridley has caught 34 passes for 412 yards and 4 touchdowns, while ArDarius Stewart has caught 18 passes for 325 yards and 3 touchdowns for Alabama. The Alabama defense is giving up 15.8 points per game with 69.2 rushing yards and 223.3 passing yards per game. Reuben Foster has led the Alabama defense with 37 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss, while Minkah Fitzpatrick has added 27 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and 3 interceptions. Adam Griffith has gone 8-11 on field goals for Alabama, with a long of 48 yards.
Alabama is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games on grass and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games. The under is 4-1 in Alabama’s last 5 games on grass. Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-0 in Tennessee’s last 4 games. Alabama is 6-1 ATS in these two teams last 7 meetings in Tennessee.
Tennessee comes into this game looking for their biggest win of the season against the high-powered Crimson Tide. Alabama has been able to play tight defense and is averaging over 44 points per game, making it very difficult to compete with them. Tennessee has been inconsistent all season and will need to put together a full game in order to keep it close. I think Tennessee will come out and play their best game all year and will keep it close.