Tennessee at Alabama - 10/24/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (3-3) at Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Bryant-Denny Stadium)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -15.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and Alabama Crimson Tide square off Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Tennessee Volunteers look for their first road win that will get them a game above a .500 record. Joshua Dobbs is completing 58 percent of his passes for 1,101 yards, eight touchdowns and two interceptions. Dobbs has three passing touchdowns in his last three games. Ethan Wolf and Josh Malone have combined for 382 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Preston Williams has seven receptions. The Tennessee Volunteers ground game is averaging 222 yards per contest, and Jalen Hurd leads the way with 572 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 25.7 points and 419 yards per game. Jalen Reeves-Maybin leads the Vols with 56 tackles, Todd Kelly Jr. has two interceptions and Darrin Kirkland Jr. has two sacks. Darrell Miller, Kyle Phillips and Quart'e Sapp are questionable.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide look to pick up a fifth straight victory and stay in the SEC West hunt. Jake Coker is completing 61.9 percent of his passes for 1,376 yards, 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. Coker has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Calvin Ridley and ArDarius Stewart have combined for 680 receiving yards and five touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 19 receptions. The Alabama Crimson Tide ground game is averaging 198.7 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 901 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Alabama is allowing 16.7 points and 271.9 yards per game. Reggie Ragland leads the Tide with 59 tackles, Jonathan Allen has five sacks and Eddie Jackson has five interceptions. Ryan Kelly is questionable and Blake Barnett is doubtful.
The Volunteers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games and 10-22-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Crimson Tide are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games in October and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Volunteers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Alabama and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings overall.
The Crimson Tide are picking up steam right now and look really tough to stop. And while the Vols have had an extra week to prepare, Dobbs isn't accruate enough to make plays with his arm. The Crimson Tide will make life a living hole for Tennessee's offense. Alabama should win this game in a blowout.