Tennessee Volunteers vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 11/21/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee (+11.5)
Bo Nix and the Auburn Tigers (4-2) host the Tennessee Volunteers (2-4) at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday, November 21, 2020. The spread on this contest has Auburn as 11.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 51.
In their last game, the Tennessee Volunteers faced the Arkansas Razorbacks and went home in defeat by a score of 24-13. Eric Gray led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 11 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this outing. He scurried for 123 yards on 31 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per tote. Josh Palmer led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 28 yards on 2 catches. He averaged 14.0 yards per reception for the game. Harrison Bailey went 6/9 with 65 yards by way of passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He threw 2 picks for the game.
The Volunteers have racked up 1,911 total yards for the year. As a team they average 143.8 yards on the ground which is 85th in the nation. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Tennessee has earned 6 touchdowns through the air and 8 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of scoring points, the Tennessee Volunteers are sitting at 20.7 PPG. Regarding passing yards, the Volunteers are giving up 1,485 yds which puts them in 88th in the nation. For the season, they have given up 408.0 yards per contest which puts them 75th in the nation. The Volunteers are ranked 88th in D-1 concerning team defense, allowing 31.5 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.8 yards per rush and 160.5 rushing yards per game on the campaign. In their 6 games played this year, they are conceding 247.5 yards per outing via the pass and giving up a completion percentage of 67.9%. Overall, they have allowed 963 yards via the ground game in 6 games.
Brian Maurer has completed 36 of his career 80 throws for a completion percentage of 45.0%. He is passing for 54.2 yds per outing. For his career, Maurer has passed for a total of 542 yards with 2 TD's and 5 picks. He has a quarterback rating of 97.7 with a touchdown rate of 2.5% and an interception percentage of 6.3%. Since his college career started, he has taken off and run 26 different times for a total of 74 rushing yards.
The last time they took the field, the Auburn Tigers took the field against the LSU Tigers and earned the win by a score of 48-11. Bo Nix paced the team on the ground in this outing. He broke a long run for 21 yards and he added 1 TD for this contest. He scurried for 81 yards on 11 carries which had him averaging 7.4 yards per carry. Anthony Schwartz led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 123 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 30.8 yards per catch in this outing. Bo Nix went 18/24 with 300 yards by way of the pass and completed 3 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception.
In terms of how much they score, the Tigers are ranked 65th in Division 1 holding an average of 28.3 points per outing. During this campaign to this point, the Tigers have earned 1,407 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 234.5 throwing yards per contest, putting them at 65th in Division 1. They maintain an average of 171.3 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 1,028 yards overall. The Auburn Tigers hold an average of 405.8 yards per outing ranking them 60th in the nation. Auburn has yielded a total of 934 yards via the ground game (155.7 yards per contest) and 9 touchdowns rushing on the campaign. The Tigers are conceding 22.8 points per game, which has them sitting 45th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have surrendered 137 pts. They have conceded 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 236.2 yards/game, which has them ranked 79th in Division 1.
Nix has thrown for 25 TD's compared to 10 interceptions in his collegiate career. His touchdown percentage is 4.4% and his interception percentage is 1.7%. He has taken off and run for 587 yards on 159 attempts. He is averaging 207.8 passing yards per contest with a 127.4 quarterback rating. In the 19 contests in his collegiate career, Bo Nix has completed 336 of his 573 tries for a total of 3,949 yards.
Who will win tonight's Volunteers/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -11.5
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