Free Week 7 Prediction: Crimson Tide vs Volunteers Odds
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(6-0) Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Tennessee Volunteers (5-1)
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee
NCAA Football Spread: Alabama -13
NCAA Betting Total: 57
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Alabama is one of few teams that would ever be giving more than 10 points on the road to a top 10 conference opponent.
Alabama is probably the only team that you would even think about taking there.
This matchup will be interesting as both teams have their eyes on the playoff and this game could make or break it for either.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Normally, Alabama wins with their defense and their running game.
While neither of those are weak this season, they have added a quarterback that can stretch the field with his arm and his legs.
Jalen Hurts is Alabama’s first dual threat quarterback since any of us can remember and he has made the Alabama offensive extremely dynamic.
Hurts has a 149.2 quarterback rating while also accumulating nearly 300 rushing yards while running for 5 touchdowns.
His 5 rushing touchdowns lead the team and he is third on the team in rushing yards.
At his disposal, Hurts has standout receivers in Calvin Ridley and ArDarius Stewart and this group of Alabama offensive weapons makes Alabama’s offense the best we have seen from them in a while.
The closest game for Alabama this season was 5 points over Ole Miss which required a late huge comeback from the Rebels. Their next closest game was last week – when they won at then 16th ranked Arkansas by 19.
Nick Saban’s defense is rarely exploited but when it is, it is usually by a team with a powerful passing attack.
Tennessee is more of a run oriented team and Josh Dobbs is a dual threat quarterback that could open the field a bit for some big plays.
Tennessee’s good fortune late in games finally ran out as they lost last week to Texas A&M in double overtime.
But, all is certainly not lost for Tennessee as they have a great opportunity this week to play themselves right back into the playoff conversation.
The Volunteers will be heavy underdogs at home and you can be sure Butch Jones is talking more about the 13 points they are getting at home than the number 9 ranking next to their team name.
Dobb has led the Volunteers this far and they will certainly look to their quarterback once again to lead the way this week.
Dobbs has a 142 passer rating this season and is also 2nd on the team in rushing yards while accounting for 19 total touchdowns for the Volunteers.
A blemish on Dobbs’ season has been the turnovers as he has thrown 8 interceptions this season.
That will put Tennessee in big trouble this week as the Alabama secondary can force turnovers and you don’t want to give this offense any extra opportunities.
The Tennessee defense will be looking – like every team Alabama has faced – for a formula to slow down the Crimson Tide offense.
It won’t be easy as they struggled with Aggie quarterback Trevor Knight this past week – who plays a similar style to Hurts.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Road team is 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings between the two teams.
- Alabama is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record.
- Alabama is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Over is 4-2 in Tennessee’s last 6 games as home underdog.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Prediction
I don’t think Tennessee has the formula to slow down Alabama and Tennessee’s offense has the talent to make some big plays.
I think Alabama will cover the game and I also like the game to go over with Alabama doing a lot of the work.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Game Total Over 57.0
Just remember you don’t get rich betting against Alabama.
BONUS Pick: Alabama -13.0
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Alabama 43 – Tennessee 20
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