Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Neyland Stadium. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 9 point favorites. This season the Crimson Tide are 4-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-3-0. The Volunteers have an over/under record of 4-2-0 and they are 3-3-0 against the spread.
Jalen Hurts finished with 253 yards through the air for Alabama last week. He completed 13 passes out of 17 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. The Crimson Tide were led in rushing by Damien Harris, who finished with 122 yards on 13 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 9 yards per carry. ArDarius Stewart was the team leader in receiving with a total of 120 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 24 yards per reception. As a team in that game Alabama got a total of 16 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 51 total plays for 517 yards for the game. The Crimson Tide ran for 264 yards on 34 attempts.
Joshua Dobbs finished with 398 yards passing for Tennessee last week. He went 28 for 47, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Volunteers were led on the ground by Alvin Kamara, who finished with 127 yards on 18 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Alvin Kamara led the team in receiving with 161 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Tennessee had 29 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 99 total plays for 684 yards for the contest. The Volunteers ran for 282 yards on 51 carries as a team.
Alabama scores 44.8 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 6th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 19.3 passes on 30 attempts for a 64.4 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 252.8 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 47th in college football. The Crimson Tide run for an average of 237 yards per game on 41.5 attempts for an average of 5.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 20th in the nation. They also run 71.5 plays per contest and average 6.9 yards per play for an average of 489.8 yards per game, ranking their offense 24th overall this season. The Crimson Tide average 21.2 first downs per game which ranks them 65th in the country. They accumulate 52.3 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, which ranks 76th in the nation.
Alabama allows 223.3 passing yards per game, ranking 61st in D-1, and they allow 15.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 11th. They give up 18 completions on 33.5 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 53.7. The Crimson Tide allow 70 rushing yards per game on 31.2 carries for an average of 2.2 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 1st in the country. Alabama allows 293.3 total yards per game including 4.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 12th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 3.7 penalties for 33.7 yards per game, ranking them 3rd among D-1 teams.
Tennessee averages 33.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 48th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 17.7 passes per game on 30.3 attempts for a 58.2 percent completion percentage. They throw for 239.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 62nd in Division 1. The Volunteers run for an average of 192.5 yards per game on 44.3 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 50th on the ground. They also run 74.7 plays per game and average 5.8 yards per play for a total of 432 yards per game, ranking them 51st in the country on offense. The Volunteers get an average of 21.2 first downs per game, which ranks 67th in the nation. They average 59.7 penalty yards per game via 6.7 penalties, ranking them 49th in college football.
Tennessee allows an average of 216.3 passing yards per game, which ranks 49th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 26.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 64th in the nation. They give up 19.2 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.1 per game. The Volunteers allow 183 rushing yards per contest on 40.8 carries for a 4.5 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 86th in the country. Tennessee allows 399.3 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play, which ranks 66th in D-1. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 55.2 yards in each contest, ranking 67th in the nation.
Alabama Betting Trends
Alabama is 3-3-0 against the over/under this season
Alabama has an ATS record of 4-2-0 this season
Tennessee Betting Trends
Tennessee is 4-2-0 against the over/under this season
Tennessee has an ATS record of 3-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/29/16 QB Blake Barnett Personal has left team
10/09/16 LB Cortez McDowell Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/09/16 LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/09/16 OL Dylan Wiesman Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/09/16 RB Jalen Hurd Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/09/16 OL Jashon Robertson Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/08/16 LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin Undisclosed out for season
09/19/16 DB Cameron Sutton Ankle out indefinitely
09/19/16 LB Quart'e Sapp ACL out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Alabama
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