Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Neyland Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama (-20)
Neyland Stadium is the site where Jarrett Guarantano and the Tennessee Volunteers (2-2) will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide (4-0) on Saturday. Tennessee opens this matchup as 20-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 64.
In their last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide took on the Georgia Bulldogs and took home the victory by a score of 41-24. Mac Jones went 24/32 with 417 yards by way of passing and added 4 TD's. He tossed 1 interception on the day. Najee Harris led the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 17 yards and he ran for 1 TD for this outing. He rushed for a total of 152 yards via 31 carries which had him averaging 4.9 yards per tote. DeVonta Smith was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 167 yards on 11 catches. He earned an average of 15.2 yards per catch in this game.
Concerning scoring, the Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 48.5 points per contest. As a team they are averaging 169.0 yards rushing ranking them 39th in college football. The Crimson Tide have racked up 2,248 total yards this year. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Alabama has totaled 12 touchdowns through the air and 13 touchdowns on the ground. The Crimson Tide rank 50th in college football when it comes to team defense, giving up 28.8 PPG. The opposition is running for an average of 4.0 yards per run and 149.3 rushing yards per contest this season. Overall, they have allowed 597 rushing yards through 4 games. Regarding passing yards, the Crimson Tide are allowing 1,236 yards which puts them in 75th in D-1. In their 4 games played, they have given up 309.0 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 59.3%. For the season, they have relinquished 458.3 yards/game which ranks them 74th in D-1.
Mac Jones has completed 192 of his attempted career 269 throws for a completion percentage of 71.4%. He is passing for 149.7 yds per outing. For his college career, Jones has thrown for a total of 3,144 yards with 27 TD's and 5 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 199.0 with a touchdown percentage of 10.0% and an interception percentage of 1.9%. Over the course of his time in college, he has left the pocket to run 28 times for a total of 11 rushing yards.
In the last game they played, the Tennessee Volunteers faced the Kentucky Wildcats and went home in defeat by a score of 34-7. Eric Gray led the team in rushing in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for a total of 128 yards on 24 carries which had him averaging 5.3 yards per run. Brandon Johnson was the receiving yardage leader by earning 37 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 9.3 yards per catch in this outing. Jarrett Guarantano went 14/21 with 88 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 2 picks on the day.
When discussing how much they score, the Volunteers rank 59th in college football by tallying 23.5 PPG. Over the course of the season to this point, the Volunteers have compiled 778 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 194.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 58th in D-1. They maintain an average of 134.8 run yards per game and have run for 539 yards for this season. The Tennessee Volunteers average 329.3 yards per game which ranks them 67th in D-1. The Volunteers are conceding 29.3 points per game, which has them 52nd in college football. In total, they have conceded 117 pts. Tennessee has surrendered a total of 595 yards via the ground game (148.8 yards/game) and 6 touchdowns via the rush for the campaign. They have surrendered 4 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 213.3 yards/contest, ranking them 41st in Division 1.
Guarantano has thrown 36 touchdowns compared to 16 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage is 4.8% and his interception rate is 2.1%. He has scampered for -109 yds on 183 attempts. He averages 153.0 yds per game through the air with a 137.6 quarterback rating. In the 38 contests in his college career, Jarrett Guarantano has been successful on 461 of 753 attempts for a total of 5,814 yds.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -20
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