Tennessee Volunteers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide – Picks & Predictions

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Tennessee Volunteers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide – Picks & Predictions

Author: Erik Gibbs | Publish Date: October 17, 2023 | Last Updated: October 20, 2023

As the NCAAF 2023 season progresses past the midpoint, next Saturday will bring a traditional SEC rivalry game in Week 7. #11 Alabama Crimson Tide is ready to host a matchup against #17 Tennessee Volunteers. You can find odds on all betting apps alongside some intriguing sportsbook promos.

  • Game Time: Saturday, October 21, 2:30 PM
  •  Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL

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Head-to-Head: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide  

Alabama's outstanding front-line defense is poised for a test against Tennessee's skillful rushing attack, which averages over 231 yards per game.

Meanwhile, Tide quarterback Jalen Milroe will be searching for opportunities against an upgraded Vols secondary that typically allows fewer than 200 passing yards per game.

Tennessee aims to avoid dropping to a .500 record in SEC play and securing their second loss of the season, having previously lost to rival Florida.

In contrast, Alabama is determined to maintain its unblemished conference record and evade a second loss this season.

How to Bet on the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

To become proficient at betting on college football betting apps, bettors will need to understand the art of selecting a winning team. This knowledge is vital not only for Moneyline betting but also for various other types of bets.

Once bettors are ready to place their wagers, it's important to take a close look at the odds. This data provides insights into which team is favored and which is the underdog via a numerical format that is easy to read and interpret.

Odds always shine a light on some of the most important factors prior to a NCAAF matchup.

It's also crucial to understand tips won't magically transform all bettors into master college football bettors overnight. Yet, these can be viewed as the key to success in college football, where betting revolves around three fundamental steps.

  • The first step entails acquiring the essential information and strategies needed to gain an edge in the game. Often, this step is closely guarded, yet all bettors can find it in odds, forecasts, expert opinions and team insights such as injury reports.
  • The second step involves applying these strategies to conduct thorough research and identify valuable opportunities. 
  • Finally, bettors must be disciplined to stick to their strategy and place bets in line with their informed decisions.

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Odds

The Alabama Crimson Tide are on the hunt for their sixth consecutive victory as they strive to remain in contention in the SEC West.

This powerful team has been a dominant force, winning an impressive 17 out of their last 18 home games.

The total for the game is now at 47.5. Bama now leads as the favorite at a -314 moneyline and the team should be able to cover the spread, currently at -9 points. This leaves the Volunteers as the underdogs at +270.

Betting Tips for Tennessee Volunteers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide  

Tennessee has had a challenging track record, losing 14 of its last 15 games. However, the Vols have been resilient in October by consistently covering the spread in their last five games. Here are some betting trends to consider for this Saturday’s Volunteers vs. Crimson Tide matchup:

When facing AP-ranked teams on the road as underdogs in October, five of Tennessee's last six games have seen the total points surpass expectations.

Alabama, on the other hand, has demonstrated remarkable dominance at Bryant-Denny Stadium, securing victories in each of its last 15 games against conference opponents.

The Crimson Tide have also excelled in October, covering the spread in 12 of their last 13 games against AP-ranked teams.

In their home games against conference opponents, Alabama has shown early strength by winning the first quarter in three of their last four matchups.

Moreover, in games at Bryant-Denny Stadium against conference rivals, the Crimson Tide have clinched the first half in 12 of their last 13 games.

Tennessee Volunteers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Predictions

Alabama ranks number 14 overall among FBS teams in points allowed per game this season, conceding an average of 15.2 points. On the other hand, Tennessee ranks as number 22 among FBS teams in points per game this season, averaging 36.2 points.

Tennessee also ranks 23 overall among FBS teams in points allowed per game this season, with opponents averaging 17.8 points against them.

While the Volunteers are looking to recover, there is a lot of evidence that points to Bama as this week’s absolute top contender.

Although Alabama hasn't displayed the same level of performance as in previous years this season, the team is still able to perform and commit to delivering solid results. Without question, Bama is the pick for this Saturday’s NCAAF matchup.

Prediction: Alabama -9

Erik Gibbs

Erik is a dynamic and seasoned journalist with a passion for all things sports and sports betting. With a career spanning over two decades, he has become a prominent figure in the world of sports journalism, admired for his insightful analysis and engaging storytelling.