Vanderbilt vs Tennessee Predictions Against the Spread 11/30/2019
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee -20
Riley Neal and the Vanderbilt Commodores head to Neyland Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Tennessee Volunteers. Vanderbilt opens this contest as 20-point underdogs. The Commodores are 2-9-0 ATS and 4-7-0 when betting on the total. The Volunteers are 4-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 7-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Vanderbilt Commodores played the East Tennessee State Buccaneers and won by a score of 38-0. Ke'Shawn Vaughn led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 75 yards and he notched 2 touchdowns for the contest. He rushed for 139 yards by way of 14 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.9 yards per run. Jared Pinkney was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 76 yards on 5 catches. He earned an average of 15.2 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Commodores was Riley Neal who went 16/24 with 179 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. The Commodores ended up running the ball 31 times and racked up a total of 220 yards earning them an average of 7.1 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, they ran 57 plays for 418 yards. On the day, the Commodores had a total of 17 first downs and they had a total of 4 infractions for 35 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. When it comes to their defensive performance, Vanderbilt gave up 6 completions on 17 tries for a total of 68 yards, and a completion percentage of 35.3%. For this contest, they gave up 106 yards but weren't able to force a turnover. Against the run, the Commodores gave up 38 yards on 34 attempts which is an average of 1.1 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Commodores head into this matchup 3-8 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they are currently ranked 14th in the conference and 125th in the country with 3,306 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the country with an average of 17.1 points per contest, which has them at 124th in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 128.3 yards on the ground per game which is 13th in the Southeastern Conference. The Commodores have one of the most lackluster defenses in the country, giving up 32.1 points per game putting them 13th in the Southeastern Conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Commodores have conceded 1,895 yards. Opponents are completing 63% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 8.5 yards per try. In terms of yards rushing, Vanderbilt is allowing 201.2 yards per contest which has them at 13th in the SEC and 109th in Division 1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 5.2 yards per rush ranking them 13th in the conference and 116th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 2,213 rushing yards through 11 contests.
In their last outing, the Tennessee Volunteers played the Missouri Tigers and won 24-20. Tim Jordan paced the team on the ground for the game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for 74 yards by way of 14 carries which had him averaging 5.3 yards per carry. Josh Palmer led the team in receiving yardage by earning 124 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 20.7 yards per catch for the game. Running the show from under center for the Volunteers was Jarrett Guarantano who went 23/40 with 415 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Volunteers ran the ball a total of 32 times and earned 111 yards which earned them an average of 3.5 yards per rush. For the game, the Volunteers got 26 1st downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 60 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they ran 73 plays which gave them a total of 526 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Tennessee allowed 17 catches on 29 throws for a total of 181 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.6%. Against the run, the Volunteers allowed 99 yards on 37 tries which is an average of 2.7 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 280 yards but weren't able to force a turnover.
The Volunteers come into this matchup with a record of 6-5. Tennessee is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 131.2 yards on the ground per game, putting them 104th in D-1. As a unit, they have a total of 1,443 yards rushing through 11 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Volunteers average 360.3 yards per contest overall ranking them 104th in the nation and 12th in the SEC. The Volunteers are giving up 22.7 points per contest which puts them at 8th in the SEC and 37th in college football. In discussing points given up, they have given up 250 total points. In discussing yards on the ground, they are allowing 149.1 yards per contest which puts them at 59th in the country and 9th in the Southeastern Conference. For this year, they have allowed a total of 1,640 yards rushing and 16.5 rushing touchdowns. Their pass defense is one of the most dominate groups in the nation. They are giving up 193.3 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Volunteers sit in 6th in the SEC.
Who will win tonight's Commodores/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Volunteers -20
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