CFB Week 8 Picks: Tennessee at Alabama Odds, Trends & Injuries Print
Saturday, 24 October 2009 08:30

Tennessee at Bama

Alabama was named the new No. 1-ranked team in the nation this week and the Crimson Tide will have to prove it Saturday when they host Tennessee at 3:30PM ET from Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Bet Tennessee at Alabama
The Tide are 7-0 on the season and 5-2 against the spread, failing to cover against South Carolina last week in a 20-6 win and against Florida International on Sept. 12 when they were 33.5-point favorites. Alabama has not had a terribly strong offense this year, but its defense is among the best in the nation. The Tide are second in the nation in total defense, allowing just 228.7 yards per-game and are fourth in the country in scoring defense, allowing 11.6 points per-game. The unit also has 21 sacks and 10 interceptions as a team, which ranks among the best in the country. On offense, Mark Ingram has rushed for 905 yards, which ranks third in the nation, and has eight touchdowns. Quarterback Greg McElroy has thrown for 1,325 yards and nine touchdowns.

Tennessee is 3-3 on the year and 3-3 against the spread with all three wins coming at home. The Volunteers have a strong defense in their own right, allowing just 19.5 points and 273 yards per-game. Tennessee’s rushing defense ranks third in the SEC in rushing defense, allowing just 661 yards on the year. Offensively, Tennessee has been led by Montario Hardesty, who has rushed for 672 yards and six touchdowns in six games. Quarterback Jonathan Crompton has struggled, throwing for 1,210 yards with 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Crompton is coming off his best game of the season two weeks ago in a 45-19 win over Georgia, where he threw for 310 yards and four touchdowns.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Alabama 14-point home favorites over Tennessee on Saturday night. The over/under total for this game has been established at 43.
College Football Week 8 Betting Trends
All games in this series since 1992

ALABAMA is 8-8 against the spread versus TENNESSEE since 1992

TENNESSEE is 10-5 straight up against ALABAMA since 1992

8 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games over the last 3 seasons

ALABAMA is 2-0 against the spread versus TENNESSEE over the last 3 seasons 

ALABAMA is 2-0 straight up against TENNESSEE over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons 

All games played at ALABAMA since 1992

TENNESSEE is 7-1 against the spread versus ALABAMA since 1992

TENNESSEE is 5-2 straight up against ALABAMA since 1992

5 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1992

Games played at ALABAMA over the last 3 seasons.

ALABAMA is 1-0 against the spread versus TENNESSEE over the last 3 seasons 

ALABAMA is 1-0 straight up against TENNESSEE over the last 3 seasons 

1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons
Week 8 College Football Injury Report

No significant injuries.


[LB] 10/03/2009 - Jerrell Harris "?" ( Eligibility ) 

[DE] 09/14/2009 - Damion Square out for season ( ACL ) 

[LB] 09/28/2009 - Dont'a Hightower out for season ( Knee ) 

[RB] 09/29/2009 - Jeramie Griffin out for season ( Knee )
Tennessee at Alabama Current Odds
Tennessee Volunteers +14 Over 43 (+500)

Alabama Crimson Tide -14 Under 43 (-735)

Player Props:

Total passing yards for Jonathan Crompton (TEN): Over/Under 180.5

Total rushing yards for Montario Hardesty (TEN): Over/Under 72.5

Total receptions for Gerald Jones (TEN): Over/Under 3.5

Total receiving yards for Denarius Moore (TEN): Over/Under 42.5

Total pass attempts for Greg McElroy (AL): Over/Under 25.5

Total touchdown passes + interceptions for McElroy: Over/Under 2

Total rushing yards for Mark Ingram (AL): Over/Under 135.5

Total rushing attempts for Trent Richardson (AL): Over/Under 7.5

Total receiving yards for Marquis Maze (AL): Over/Under 48.5

Total receptions for Colin Peek (AL): Over/Under 2.5
Bet Tennessee at Alabama
Posted: 10/24/09 1:30PM ET



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