B. Green vs. Tennessee Odds
No. 25 Tennessee hopes to live up to its preseason ranking on Saturday when it plays host to Bowling Green at 4PM ET on the SEC Network from Nissan Stadium.
According to oddsmakers at GTBets, Tennessee is the clear favorite in this game, as the Volunteers are getting odds of -20.5 points against Bowling Green. The over/under total for this game has been set at 69 points. These two have no recent meetings to go off of.
Tennessee was 7-6 last season and 3-5 in the SEC. The Volunteers were also 7-6 against the spread while splitting the over/under total in 12 lined games. The Vols are 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games on grass. Butch Jones is entering his third season as the head coach at Tennessee. He is 12-13 in two years with a 5-11 SEC record. The Vols have had some big injuries leading up to the start of the season but are hoping to be sparked by Jalen Hurd (899 rush yards in 2014) in the backfield and Joshua Dobbs (1,206 passing yards) at quarterback.
Bowling Green was 8-6 last season and 5-3 in the MAC, winning the East Division. The Falcons were just 5-8-1 against the spread last season while going 7-7 with the over/under total. The Falcons have went 5-1 with the over in their last 6 non-conference games. Dino Babers enters his second years as head coach of Bowling Green. After a successful first year, BG hopes to have a strong offense to make up for its defense, which struggled a great deal in 2014. James Knapke threw for 3,173 yards at quarterback in 2014 as he took over for Matt Johnson, who suffered an injury early in the year. Both are back to give the Falcons options under center.