Tennessee Volunteers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Vanderbilt Commodores
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Vanderbilt Stadium
TV: SEC Network Alternate
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee (-9)
Jarrett Guarantano and the Tennessee Volunteers (2-5) travel to Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Vanderbilt Commodores (0-7). Vanderbilt opens this contest as 9-point dogs. The O/U is set at 51.5.
In their last game, the Tennessee Volunteers faced the Auburn Tigers and took the loss by a score of 30-17. Eric Gray paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 33 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this contest. He scurried for 173 yards by way of 22 carries which had him averaging 7.9 yards per carry. Eric Gray was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 49 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 16.3 yards per catch for the game. Jarrett Guarantano went 15/23 with 156 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He walked away with 1 pick for the game.
The Volunteers have tallied 2,375 total yards this season. As a team they average 155.0 yards on the ground which is 73rd in Division 1. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Tennessee has amassed 6 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding scoring, the Tennessee Volunteers have an average of 20.1 points per contest. Regarding yards through the air, the Volunteers are allowing 1,705 yards which puts them in 93rd in Division 1. Over the course of this year, they have given up 404.7 yards per contest which puts them 75th in college football. The Volunteers sit in 84th in D-1 concerning team defense, allowing 31.3 PPG. The opposition is running for 3.9 yards per rush and 161.1 rushing yards per game on the year. In their 7 games, they have yielded 243.6 yards per outing through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 67.5%. Over the course of this season, they have conceded 1,128 yards via the ground game in 7 outings.
For his career, Guarantano has passed for 6,174 yds with 38 touchdowns and 17 picks. Since his collegiate career started, he has taken off and run 196 different times for a total of -62 rushing yds. He has a quarterback rating of 136.6 with a TD percentage of 4.7% and an interception rate of 2.1%. He is averaging 150.6 yds per contest. Jarrett Guarantano has connected on 494 of his attempted career 808 passes for a completion percentage of 61.1%.
In their last outing, the Vanderbilt Commodores faced the Florida Gators and left there with a loss by a score of 38-17. Ken Seals went 22/34 with 319 yards by way of the pass and completed 2 TD's. He tossed 1 interception for the game. Mitchell Pryor led the team on the ground in this contest. He had a long run of 7 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He rushed for 44 yards on 13 carries which meant he was running for 3.4 yards per carry. Chris Pierce Jr. led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 97 yards on 4 receptions. He notched an average of 24.3 yards per reception in this contest.
Regarding how much they score, the Commodores are sitting 120th in the nation scoring 16.6 points per outing. For the season thus far, the Commodores currently sit at 1,637 passing yards as well as an average of 233.9 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 66th in college football. They are averaging 120.7 yards via the ground game and have rushed for 845 yards for this season. The Vanderbilt Commodores hold an average of 354.6 yards per contest which ranks them 95th in the nation. Vanderbilt has allowed a total of 1,288 yards on the ground (184.0 yards per game) in addition to 14 touchdowns via the rush for the year. The Commodores are allowing 36.1 PPG, which has them ranked 116th in the nation. This year, they have allowed 253 points in total. They have yielded 19 touchdowns through the air as well as 280.0 yards/outing, which puts them in 120th in D-1.
Seals has passed for 10 TD's compared to 9 picks in his career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 4.3% and his interception rate is 3.9%. He has scampered for -43 yards on 29 attempts. He is averaging 230.0 yds per contest through the air with a 131.8 QB rating. In 7 contests in his college career, Ken Seals has connected on 153 of 230 attempts for a total of 1,610 yds.
Who will win tonight's Volunteers/Commodores college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Volunteers -9
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