Tennessee at Alabama College Football Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The Alabama Crimson Tide host the Tennessee Volunteers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 33 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 51. The Crimson Tide have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 3-4-0 against the spread. The Volunteers have an ATS record of 1-5-0 while their over/under record is 1-5-0.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 1-5-0 against the over/under
The Tennessee Volunteers are 1-5-0 against the spread
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-4-0 against the spread
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
10/15/17 PK Aaron Medley Illness "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/15/17 DL Deandre Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/15/17 DB Evan Berry Leg "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/15/17 TE Jakob Johnson Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/15/17 WR Latrell Williams Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
10/09/17 DL Darrell Taylor Suspension out indefinitely
09/18/17 LB Cortez McDowell Wrist out for season
09/17/17 DL Austin Smith Knee out indefinitely
09/16/17 DB Todd Kelly Jr. Knee out for season
09/06/17 WR Jauan Jennings Wrist out for season
09/01/17 LB Darrin Kirkland Jr. Knee out for season
08/16/17 OL Chance Hall Knee out for season
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
10/15/17 RB Damien Harris Leg "?" Saturday vs. Tennessee U
10/12/17 OL Brandon Kennedy Ankle out indefinitely
10/03/17 DL Da'Shawn Hand Knee expected to miss 2-3 weeks
09/18/17 TE Miller Forristall Knee out for season
09/04/17 LB Christian Miller Bicep out for season
09/03/17 LB Terrell Lewis Elbow out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tennessee Volunteers have run for 808 yards as a team, which ranks 101st in college football. They've run 199 times, averaging 4.1 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Volunteers have been penalized on offense 32 times for 244 yards so far this season, which has them 101st in the country in penalties. They are 114th in the nation in points scored with 130. They have run 379 plays this season for 1,920 yards, which ranks them 104th in Division 1 in total offense. The Volunteers average 5.1 yards per play, which is 106th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 106 1st downs this year, placing them 112th overall as an offensive unit. Quinten Dormady averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 5.7 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 76 passes on 137 attempts for a completion percentage of 55.5%. His quarterback rating this year is 117.9. He has thrown for 925 yards this season.
The Volunteers rush defense has allowed 285 attempts for 1,457 yards this year, putting them in 113th place in D-1 against the run. Tennessee has committed 38 penalties for 287 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 39th in college football. They are 49th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 143. They have surrendered a total of 2,232 yards on D, which is 49th in the country. The Volunteers are ranked 64th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Opposing offenses have completed 67 passes on 120 attempts against the Tennessee Volunteers defense this season, placing them 3rd and 2nd in Division 1. The Tennessee pass defense has also given up a total of 775 yards through the air, which is 2nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Tennessee Volunteers have attempted 10 field goals this season and made 6, which is 85th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 60%. Tennessee Volunteers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 16 for 16 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,686 yards on 36 punts, averaging 47 yards per punt. That places them 5th in Division 1 in punting average. Tennessee is ranked 72nd in the nation in punt returns with 9. They've accumulated 119 punt return yards and average 13.2 yards per return, which is 19th in college football. They have returned 11 kicks for 304 yards on special teams, ranking 87th in kick return yardage. The Volunteers average 28 yards per kick return and they are 116th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,343.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Crimson Tide are 2nd in the country in points scored with 299. They have run 483 plays this year for 3,396 yards, which ranks them 84th in Division 1 in total offense. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 7 yards per play, which is 10th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 169 1st downs this season, ranking them 9th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Alabama has run for 2,120 yards as a unit, which ranks 3rd in college football. They've run 323 times, averaging 6.6 yards per rush as a unit. Alabama has been penalized on offense 38 times for 321 yards so far this year, which has them 62nd in the country in penalties. Jalen Hurts has passed for 1,025 yards this year. He's completed 82 throws while attempting 130 passes for a completion percentage of 63.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 148.1. He averages 8.8 adjusted yards per throw and 7.9 yards per pass attempt.
Alabama is 2nd in the country in points surrendered on defense with 71. They have given up a total of 1,794 yards on D, which is 14th in D-1. The Crimson Tide are 5th in yards per play allowed with 4.1. Opponent offenses have completed 129 throws on 235 attempts against the Alabama defense this season, ranking them 90th and 116th in the nation. The Alabama Crimson Tide pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,313 yards in the air, which is 51st overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 199 attempts for 481 yards this season, putting them in 3rd place in the country against the run. The Crimson Tide have had 27 penalties for 170 yards on defense this year. That places them 1st in college football.
Special Teams Stats
Alabama is 3rd in the country in punt returns with 19. They've totaled 151 punt return yards and average 7.9 yards per return, which is 58th in D-1. They have returned 8 kicks for 177 yards on special teams, which puts them 124th in kick return yardage. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 22 yards per kick return and they are 12th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 3,724. The Crimson Tide have tried 18 field goals this year and made 13, which is 9th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 72%. Alabama kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 36 for 36 this season. Their punters have accumulated 862 yards on 23 punts, averaging 38 yards per punt. That ranks them 123rd in the NCAA in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Volunteers/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Volunteers +33
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