|2012 SEC College Football Week 8 Odds & Spread: Alabama vs. Tennessee|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 19 October 2012 06:30|
Alabama vs. Tennessee Odds
Alabama is 6-0 on the season, 3-0 in the SEC and 2-0 on the road. Tennessee is 3-3 overall, 0-3 in the SEC and 3-1 at home. Alabama is 3-3 against the spread this year while Tennessee is 2-4 ATS. Alabama has won five straight over Tennessee.
Trends show that Alabama is 6-1-1 against the spread in its last 8 games in this series and 5-0 ATS in its last 5 trips to Tennessee. The road team is also 13-3-1 ATS in the last 17 of this series. These two have hit the under in 6 of their last 8 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Alabama is favored to win this game, as the Crimson Tide has odds of -20 points at Tennessee on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 55.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Alabama favored by 19.5 points. The spread never got lower than that, but did peak at 21 points before closing at 20.
Alabama is coming off a 42-10 win at Missouri last week. The Crimson Tide have failed to win a game by less than 19 points this year. Alabama leads the nation in defensive scoring, allowing just 7.5 points per game. Offensively, the Crimson Tide are scoring 40.5 points per game this year. The offense is led by the running back duo of Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon, who have run for a combined 927 yards and 11 touchdowns this year.
Tennessee is coming off a 41-31 loss at Mississippi State last week. The Volunteers have had all three of their losses come against ranked teams this season, and two of those losses were by 10 points or less. The Vols are giving up 31.5 points per game on defense while the offense is scoring 38 points per contest. Tennessee is being led by quarterback Tyler Bray, who has thrown for 1,730 yards and 16 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Alabama defensive lineman LaMichael Fanning is questionable for this game because of disciplinary reasons. Tennessee has no injuries to report for this game.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Alabama. The Crimson Tide are getting 66% of the wagers with odds of -20 points at Tennessee on Saturday night.