Free Week 1 Prediction: Mountaineers vs Volunteers Odds
Looking for Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Tennessee Volunteers free picks? Week 1 College football betting sees the Mountaineers taking on the Volunteers Thursday, September 1st at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(0-0) Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Tennessee Volunteers (0-0)
Date: Thursday, September 1st
Time: 7:30 PM EDT
Venue: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee
NCAA Football Spread: TENNESSEE -20
NCAA Betting Total: 58.5
Live CFB Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
The Mountaineers enter off a typical Appalachian State season, winning emphatically.
The Mountaineers finished 11-2, capping off their season with their first bowl victory against Ohio in the Camellia Bowl.
Appalachian State Mountaineers
The Mountaineers came from behind to defeat the Bobcats 31-29 in dramatic fashion.
To complement this App State lost to the #1 team in America entering the College Football Playoff, Clemson in Death Valley and Arkansas State, a nine-game winner and conference champion.
They return all their key starters on the offensive side of the ball, including quarterback Taylor Lamb and running back Marcus Cox. Last year Cox rushed for 1,423 yards and found the end zone nine times.
Lamb was impressive as well, throwing for 2,387 yards and 31 touchdowns.
App State matched their sixth ranked rushing attack with a stellar defense that ranked twenty-seventh or higher in all major defensive categories in 2015.
Enough cannot be said about the Volunteers, they return a talented group of athletes on offense composed of quarterback Joshua Dobbs, running backs Jalen Hurd and Alvin Camara and wide-out Josh Malone.
Defensively, Tennessee may have the best defensive end in America in Derrick Barnett, as well as a standout ballhawk in defensive back Cameron Sutton.
Tennessee nonetheless despite their hype had numerous games they should have won slip through their hands in 2015.
They were winning against Alabama and they found a way to be stifled.
Additionally, the Vols led by two possession against Arkansas, Florida and Oklahoma in to the fourth quarter and once again came up with a loss.
With this being considered, Tennessee will have to determine whether or not they will be their own worst enemy in 2016.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Tennessee is 6-2 ATS in their last eight contests.
- Tennessee has covered in their last three results.
- Appalachian State is 1-5 ATS in their last six matches.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Prediction
Tennessee will look to make an example of Appalachian State. There has been a lot of revelry sent the Volunteers’ way in the pre-season only to be followed up by a lack of faith in the opening week market itself.
The hype can be solidified and the excitement can be considered warranted if Tennessee win by the forecast and thus the Vols will look to capitalize.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Tennessee +20
This game has Tennessee written all over it. Appalachian State is a tremendously talented outfit but when placed against a top-class opponent on the road, we saw the Mountaineers’ true colors exposed.
App State may once again go on to win ten games this season but this contest will be a loss as they open their 2016 campaign in a hostile environment against a superior opponent in Tennessee.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Tennessee 35 Appalachian State 10
If you’re looking for more picks like this Appalachian State Mountaineers vs. Tennessee Volunteers matchup we’ll be providing 4* free College football predictions on the blog all season long, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free CFB Football picks!
CappersPicks.com has College football odds up on a ton of futures, and you will also find NCAA football lines up for early games as well.