Alabama at Tennessee College Football Picks and Predictions 10/20/2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
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Neyland Stadium is the venue for the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Alabama as 24 point favorites. The Volunteers are 3-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-3-0. The Crimson Tide are 4-3-0 ATS and their over/under record is 4-2-1.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-2-1 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-3-0 against the spread
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Tennessee Volunteers are 3-3-0 against the spread
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
10/14/18 LB Daniel Bituli Targeting Suspension is OUT 1st half Saturday vs Alabama
10/14/18 WR Marquez Callaway Concussion is questionable Saturday vs Alabama
10/08/18 DB Trevon Flowers Collarbone is out indefinitely
09/05/18 OL Brandon Kennedy ACL is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Alabama Crimson Tide have run for 1,517 yards as a unit, which ranks 13th in the nation. They've run 290 times, averaging 5.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Crimson Tide have been penalized on offense 44 times for 394 yards so far this year, which has them 49th in the country in penalties. They are 1st in Division 1 in points scored with 375. They have run 470 plays this year for 3,969 yards, which ranks them 5th in the nation in total offense. The Crimson Tide average 8.4 yards per play, which is 2nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 173 1st downs this season, ranking them 9th overall as an offensive unit. Tua Tagovailoa has completed 88 throws while attempting 123 passes for a completion percentage of 71.5%. He has passed for 1,760 yards this year. He averages 17.7 adjusted yards per throw and 14.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 248.1.
The Crimson Tide rush defense has given up 225 attempts for 887 yards this season, putting them in 46th place in the country against the run. They have had 44 penalties for 397 yards on defense this year. That places them 88th in Division 1. Alabama is 13th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 106. They have given up a total of 2,216 yards on D, which is 44th in the nation. The Crimson Tide are 19th in yards per play allowed with 4.7. Opponent offenses have completed 122 throws on 242 attempts against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense this season, ranking them 73rd and 118th in the country. The Alabama pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,329 yards in the air, which is 51st overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Alabama Crimson Tide have tried 14 field goals this year and made 9, which is 24th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 64%. Alabama Crimson Tide kickers have made 92% of their extra points, going 46 for 50 this season. Their punters have accumulated 551 yards on 16 punts, averaging 34 yards per punt. That ranks them 128th in the NCAA in punting average. Alabama is 46th in the country in punt returns with 12. They've totaled 217 punt return yards and average 18.1 yards per return, which is 14th in D-1. They have returned 14 kicks for 367 yards on special teams, which puts them 36th in kick return yardage. The Crimson Tide average 26 yards per kick return and they are 1st in the nation in all-purpose yards with 4,553.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Volunteers are 95th in Division 1 in points scored with 160. They have run 382 plays this season for 2,203 yards, which ranks them 96th in the nation in total offense. The Tennessee Volunteers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 69th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 107 1st downs this year, placing them 118th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Tennessee has run for 961 yards as a team, which ranks 92nd in the country. They've run 244 times, averaging 3.9 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Volunteers have been penalized on offense 33 times for 255 yards so far this season, which has them 99th in the nation in penalties. Jarrett Guarantano has thrown for 1,129 yards this season. He has completed 80 passes on 125 attempts for a completion percentage of 64%. His quarterback rating this year is 152.5. He averages 9 yards per pass attempt and 9.3 adjusted yards per throw.
Tennessee is 56th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 152. They have surrendered a total of 2,153 yards on D, which is 34th in Division 1. The Volunteers are ranked 81st in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opposing offenses have completed 101 passes on 174 attempts against the Tennessee defense this season, placing them 35th and 27th in the country. The Tennessee Volunteers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,235 yards through the air, which is 36th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 201 attempts for 918 yards this year, putting them in 53rd place in D-1 against the run. The Volunteers have committed 37 penalties for 273 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 21st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Tennessee is ranked 87th in the nation in punt returns with 8. They've accumulated 42 punt return yards and average 5.3 yards per return, which is 104th in college football. They have returned 7 kicks for 149 yards on special teams, ranking 116th in kick return yardage. The Tennessee Volunteers average 21 yards per kick return and they are 115th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,394. The Volunteers have attempted 8 field goals this season and made 7, which is 57th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 88%. Tennessee kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 17 for 17 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,266 yards on 30 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That places them 54th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Volunteers +24
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