|2013 CBS College Football Game of the Week Odds: Tennessee vs. Alabama|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 24 October 2013 11:00|
Tennessee vs. Alabama Odds
Alabama is 7-0 overall, 4-0 in the SEC, 4-0 at home and 4-3 against the spread. Tennessee is 4-3 overall, 1-2 in the SEC, 0-2 on the road and 4-3 against the spread. Alabama has won six straight over Tennessee.
Trends show that the road team is 14-3-1 against the spread in the last 18 games in this series, but Tennessee is just 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 against Alabama. The favorite has also covered in four of the last five in this series.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Alabama is the clear favorite at home, as the Crimson Tide have odds of -28 points against Tennessee. The over/under total for this game has been set at 51.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Alabama favored by 27. The spread hit a peak of 28.5 before falling back to 28. The over/under total opened at 52 and since dropped back to 51.5.
Alabama is coming off a 52-0 win over Arkansas last week. The Crimson Tide have been dominant all season once again, scoring 40.7 points per game on offense, while holding opponents to just 9.7 points per game, which is tops for any team in the nation. Quarterback A.J. McCarron has thrown for 1,587 yards and 14 touchdowns while T.J. Yeldon has rushed for 657 yards and seven scores.
Tennessee is coming off a 23-21 win over South Carolina, giving the Volunteers a victory over a ranked opponent after losing to the likes of Georgia, Oregon and Florida earlier this season. Tennessee is posting 30.4 points per game on offense, while the defense is allowing 27 points per game. Rajion Neal is leading the offense with 693 rushing yards and eight scores while Justin Worley has added 1,119 passing yards and 10 scores.
In terms of Injuries, Alabama running back Alvin Kamara (knee) and defensive lineman Wilson Love (concussion) are both questionable. Tennessee defensive back Riyahd Jones (calf) is questionable for the game while offensive lineman Jacob Gilliam (undisclosed) is also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Alabama, as the Crimson Tide are getting 57% of the wagers with odds of -28 points against Tennessee on Saturday.