Tennessee Volunteers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 10/23/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Crimson Tide (-23.5)
Bryant-Denny Stadium is the site where the Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1) will take on the Tennessee Volunteers (4-3) on Saturday. Alabama opens as 23.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 67.5.
The Tennessee Volunteers head into this matchup 4-3 this season. In their last contest, the Volunteers played against the Ole Miss Rebels and ended up losing by a score of 31-26. Hendon Hooker went 17/26 with 233 yds passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 153.4 and finished the contest with no interceptions. Hendon Hooker led the offense in rushing for the Volunteers with 23 carries for 108 yds (4.7 yds per carry). The Tennessee Volunteers ran the ball a total of 50 different times and amassed 222 yards, which had them averaging 4.4 yards per attempt. When all was said and done, they had 79 plays for 467 yards. Tennessee allowed 21 pass completions on 39 attempts for 231 yds, and a completion percentage of 53.8%. Against the rush, the Volunteers gave up 279 yards on 62 tries, which averages out to 4.5 yds per rush allowed.
The Volunteers have earned 3,307 total yards for the year. In terms of getting the ball in the endzone, Tennessee has totaled 15 touchdowns through the air and 20 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 7 different times. Tennessee has accrued 182 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 41 penalties for 397 yds. As a team they're averaging 248.4 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 6th in Division 1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 39.3 points per contest.
When talking about passing yardage, the Volunteers have allowed 1,624 yards which has them sitting in 110th in the country. They have conceded 232.0 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 61.7%. During the season, they have relinquished 368.0 yards/game putting them 70th in the nation. They have yielded 9 touchdowns via the pass as well as 10 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.5 yards per rushing attempt and 136.0 yards on the ground per game on the season. During this campaign, they have conceded 952 rushing yards through 7 games. The Volunteers are ranked 65th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 22.9 points per game.
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The Crimson Tide step onto the field holding a record of 6-1 this year. The last time they took the field, the Crimson Tide got the victory with a final of 49-9 against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Bryce Young (4 touchdowns) finished the game with 348 yards on 20/28 through the air while his QB rating was 223.0. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 12.4. Brian Robinson Jr. ran the ball 19 times for 73 yards, finishing the contest with 3.8 yds per carry for Alabama. Alabama ran the football for 4.8 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 195 yards on 41 attempts. The Crimson Tide finished the contest with 543 yds while running 69 plays (7.9 yards per play). The Crimson Tide passing defense allowed a completion rate of 63.6%, surrendering 300 yds on 35 for 55 passing. Alabama allowed 19 run attempts for -1 yds (-0.1 yards per carry).
The Alabama Crimson Tide average 482.6 yards/contest, ranking them 13th in D-1. The Alabama offense has compiled 505 penalty yds on 54 infractions, which is 14th in the country in terms of helping out the opposition. Over the course of the season thus far, the Crimson Tide have compiled 2,213 yards via the pass along with holding an average of 316.1 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 13th in the country. When discussing their ability to score points, the Crimson Tide are ranked 4th in D-1 averaging 45.0 points per outing.
The Crimson Tide are giving up 20.1 points per game, which has them 47th in D-1. Alabama has allowed the opposition a total of 635 yards via the ground game (90.7 yards per outing) and 7 touchdowns rushing this year. This year, they have allowed 141 total points. They have given up 9 touchdowns through the air and 209.9 yards per contest, which has them sitting 63rd in D-1. The Crimson Tide defense has taken part in 439 plays, which ranks them 81st in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Volunteers/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Volunteers +23.5
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