Tennessee Volunteers (5-6) at Vanderbilt Commodores (5-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Vanderbilt Stadium)
The Line: Vanderbilt Commodores -4 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Vanderbilt Commodores meet in a week 13 SEC college football matchup from Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Tennessee Volunteers need a win here to secure bowl eligibility, sitting at 5-6 after a 50-17 loss to Missouri in their last outing. Jarrett Guarantano has thrown for 1,768 yards, 11 touchdowns and 2 picks on 64.5% passing while the tandem of Ty Chandler and Tim Jordan have combined for 1,037 yards and 6 rushing touchdowns this season. Marquez Callaway leads Tennessee with 35 catches for 578 yards while Josh Palmer has 462 receiving yards and Jauan Jennings has 387 yards through the air this season. As a team, Tennessee is averaging 334.1 yards of total offense and 23.6 points per game this season.
The Vanderbilt Commodores also need a win for bowl eligibility after a 36-29 overtime win over Ole Miss pushed Vandy to 5-6 this season. Kyle Shurmur has thrown for 2,477 yards, 20 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 61.4% passing while Ke’Shawn Vaughn has put up 976 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns this season. Kalija Lipscomb leads Vanderbilt with 73 grabs for 800 yards and 9 touchdowns while Jared Pinkney has 41 catches for 658 yards and 6 touchdowns this year. As a team, Vanderbilt is averaging 391.5 yards of total offense and 26.7 points per game this season.
Tennessee is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss while the under is 12-5 in their last 17 games against a team with a losing record. Vanderbilt is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 home games. Tennessee is 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
Bowl season for one of these two teams hangs in the balance, so all hands will be on deck for this one. The problem for Tennessee is that I don't think that Guarantano will be at 100%, and even if he was, I give a slight edge to the Commodores with Shurmur under center. Vandy has also had the greater success between the two sides, so I'll lay the points with Vanderbilt at home here.