Tennessee Volunteers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 10/21/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Crimson Tide (-7)
The Tennessee Volunteers (5-1) are en route to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, October 21, 2023 where they will play the Alabama Crimson Tide (6-1). Alabama opens as 7-point favorites from oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 47.
The Tennessee Volunteers head into this game 5-1 this season. In their last game, the Volunteers went up against the Texas A&M Aggies and notched a win by a score of 20-13. Joe Milton finished 11/22 with 100 yds through the air and 1 touchdown. He had a QB rating of 94.1 and finished the game with 1 interception. Jaylen Wright was the best rusher for the Volunteers with 19 totes for 136 yds (7.2 yds per carry). The Tennessee Volunteers ran the rock 49 different times and had 232 yards, which is an average of 4.7 yards per carry. For the game, they tallied 71 plays which totaled 332 yards. Tennessee relinquished 16 completions on 34 attempts for a total of 223 yds, and a completion percentage of 47.1%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Volunteers gave up 54 yards on 28 tries, which calculates to 1.9 yards per rush surrendered.
When talking about putting points on the board, the Tennessee Volunteers are averaging 32.3 points per game. As a team they are averaging 230.3 yards via the ground game ranking them 6th in the nation. The Volunteers have earned 2,657 yards in total this season. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Tennessee has compiled 10 touchdowns via the pass and 12 rushing touchdowns. Tennessee has recorded 128 first downs as a team, and they have been hurt by 48 infractions for 415 yds. They have given the ball to the opposition 7 times.
When talking about passing yards, the Volunteers have given up 1,187 yards which ranks them 18th in Division 1. They have surrendered 197.8 yards per contest through the air in addition to giving up a completion percentage of 65.2%. During this campaign, they are surrendering 303.0 yards per contest ranking them 17th in college football. They have yielded 4 touchdowns via the pass as well as 7 touchdowns via the ground game. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.0 yards per run and 105.2 rushing yards per game for the campaign. For the season, they have allowed 631 yards via the ground game in 6 games. The Volunteers are sitting in 18th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, giving up 17.0 points per contest.
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The Crimson Tide come into this game with a record of 6-1 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Crimson Tide got the win with a final of 24-21 when they played the Arkansas Razorbacks. Jase McClellan carried the ball 16 times for 83 yds, ending the game with 5.2 yards per attempt for Alabama. Jalen Milroe (2 TDs) finished the contest with 238 yards on 10/21 passing while his quarterback rating was 174.2. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 11.3. Alabama gave up 36 rushing attempts for 100 yards (2.8 yds per carry). The Crimson Tide pass defense gave up a completion rate of 58.3%, surrendering 150 yds on 14 for 24 through the air. The Crimson Tide finished the game with a total of 415 yds while running 63 plays (6.6 yds per play). Alabama rushed the ball for 4.2 yards per attempt, totaling 177 yards on 42 attempts.
Regarding their ability to score points, the Crimson Tide are 58th in the country averaging 30.1 PPG. The Alabama Crimson Tide hold an average of 367.9 yards per outing, which ranks them 87th in the nation. The Alabama offense has 388 yds of penalties on 48 violations, which ranks 25th in the country in terms of helping out the other team. They have given away 4 picks while letting opponents recover 2 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 129 first downs. For the season thus far, the Crimson Tide have thrown for 1,536 yards through the air as well as an average of 219.4 passing yards per contest, which ranks 83rd in the country. They hold an average of 148.4 run yards per game and have run for 1,039 yards for this season.
Alabama has conceded a total of 731 yards rushing (104.4 yards per contest) and 4 touchdowns on the ground for the year. They have given up 8 touchdowns through the air as well as 187.1 yards/game, ranking them 23rd in D-1. They have compiled 2 fumbles and 7 interceptions for the year. The Crimson Tide defense has taken part in 457 plays, which ranks 97th in college football. The Crimson Tide are relinquishing 16.0 points per contest, which puts them 12th in D-1. This season, they have allowed 112 total points.
Who will win tonight's Volunteers/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Volunteers +7
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