Vanderbilt Commodores vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 11/25/2023 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vanderbilt Commodores vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023
Location: Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Volunteers (-26)
Neyland Stadium is where the Tennessee Volunteers (7-4) will try to beat the Vanderbilt Commodores (2-9) on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Vanderbilt opens this game as 26-point underdogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 56.5.
The Vanderbilt Commodores come into this matchup with a record of 2-9 this season. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Commodores played against the South Carolina Gamecocks and took a loss by a final of 47-6. Ken Seals connected on 13/28 with 104 yards passing and 1 touchdown. He had a quarterback rating of 89.4 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. Walter Taylor was the best rusher for the Commodores with 6 attempts for 39 yards (6.5 yards per attempt). In all, they had 70 plays which converted into 234 yds. The Vanderbilt Commodores ended up running the ball 42 different times and totaled 130 yards, earning them an average of 3.1 yds per attempt. On the ground, the Commodores gave up 136 yards on 24 tries, which averages out to 5.7 yards per rush surrendered. Vanderbilt surrendered 28 pass completions on 36 tries for a total of 351 yards, and a completion percentage of 77.8%.
Concerning scoring, the Vanderbilt Commodores have an average of 22.7 points per contest. Offensively they hold an average of 96.8 yards on the ground giving them a rank of 124th in the nation. The Commodores have earned 3,521 total yards this year. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Vanderbilt has amassed 21 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns. Vanderbilt has accrued 182 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 50 infractions for 427 yds. They have turned the football over 19 different times.
The Commodores rank 126th in Division 1 concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 35.1 points per game. They are giving up 5.1 yards per rush on the ground and 176.0 rushing yards per game for the campaign. During the season, they have given up 1,936 rushing yards through 11 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Commodores have given up 2,906 yards which ranks them 122nd in the country. They have yielded 264.2 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 69.1%. Overall, they are conceding 440.2 yards/game ranking them 123rd in the country. They have conceded 22 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 21 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Volunteers come into this matchup with a record of 7-4 for this season. The last time they took the gridiron, the Volunteers walked away with a loss by a score of 38-10 when they played the Georgia Bulldogs. Joe Milton ended the game with 147 yds on 17/30 through the air while his QB rating was 97.8. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 4.9. Jaylen Wright ran the ball 9 times for 90 yards, finishing the contest with 10.0 yds per carry for Tennessee. Tennessee rushed for 5.2 yards per carry, finishing the game with 130 yards on 25 carries. The Volunteers finished with a total of 277 yds while they ran 55 plays (5.0 yards per play). The Volunteers pass defense conceded a completion rate of 80.6%, surrendering 316 yds on 25 out of 31 through the air. Tennessee gave up 40 rush attempts for 156 yds (3.9 yds per carry).
In relation to how much they score, the Volunteers are ranked 49th in Division 1 averaging 30.0 points per outing. The Tennessee Volunteers maintain an average of 438.6 yards per game, ranking them 27th in D-1. The Tennessee offense has racked up 745 penalty yds on 88 violations, ranking them 6th in D-1 in terms of hurting your team. They have given away 6 picks while surrendering 6 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 228 1st downs. During the season to this point, the Volunteers have compiled 2,562 yards through the air together with holding an average of 232.9 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 59th in Division 1. They have an average of 205.7 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 2,263 yards overall.
The Volunteers are relinquishing 21.8 PPG, which has them sitting 43rd in the nation. Tennessee has given up a total of 1,287 yards via the ground game (117.0 yards per game) and 12 touchdowns via the rush this year. This year, they have conceded 240 total points. They have allowed 13 touchdowns through the air in addition to 235.5 yards per contest, which has them sitting 88th in D-1. The Volunteers defense has taken part in 754 plays, which is 90th in Division 1. They have 6 fumbles and 10 picks so far this year.
Who will win tonight's Commodores/Volunteers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Commodores +26
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