Tennessee vs Alabama College Football Week 8 Odds & Betting Analysis

Tennessee vs Alabama College Football Week 8 Odds & Betting Analysis

One of college football’s most heated rivalries resumes on Saturday when 11-ranked Alabama hosts 17-ranked Tennessee. Although Bama and the Vols play in different SEC divisions, the two programs have butt heads for a long time. Both squads show a single loss on their records. So this SEC clash is meaningful.

Will the Tide push back the Volunteers? Or will Tennessee signal they’re one of the SEC’s best?

Check out the odds on College Football that MyBookie has for this game, plus the betting analysis and free pick for Tennessee Volunteers versus Alabama Crimson Tide.


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17 Tennessee Volunteers at 11 Alabama Crimson Tide | NCAAF Week 8
ATS Odds: Alabama -9
Money Line Odds: Tennessee +275 / Alabama -359
Over/Under Odds: 49

Saturday, October 21st at 3:30 pm ET | CBS
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL


Why Bet on Tennessee versus Alabama

Unlike last season, this season the Tennessee Volunteers are playing excellent defense. Only 2 teams have scored 20 or more points against the Vols.

South Carolina dropped 20 in a 41-20 Tennessee win. In their third game of the season, Florida upset Tennessee after scoring 29.

Other than the Gamecocks and Gators, Tennessee’s defense has played fantastic football. The offense is as good as ever. So if the Vols play great defense, they can keep this close for sure. 

Tennessee Volunteers Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 443.8
  • Passing Yards: 212.5
  • Rushing Yards: 231.3
  • Points Scored: 33.5
  • Turnovers: 3

Tennessee Volunteers Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 303.0
  • Passing Yards: 197.8
  • Rushing Yards: 105.2
  • Points Scored: 17.0
  • Takeaways: 6

Why Bet on Alabama versus Tennessee

Alabama’s defense has played well this season. But the real reason to back the Tide in this is because the offense is playing great.

Starting quarterback Jalen Milroe has taken the next step. Early in the season, Milroe struggled. But since a benching at South Florida in Bama’s third game, Milroe has shined.

Jalen threw for 238 yards and tossed a couple of touchdowns in Bama’s win over Arkansas. Milroe has gotten better with each start. So if he improves on Saturday, the Crimson Tide could cover this spread.

Alabama Crimson Tide Offensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 367.9
  • Passing Yards: 219.4
  • Rushing Yards: 148.4
  • Points Scored: 30.1
  • Turnovers: 2

Alabama Crimson Tide Defensive Averages

  • Total Yards: 292.4
  • Passing Yards: 187.1
  • Rushing Yards: 105.3
  • Points Scored: 16.0
  • Takeaways: 7

Alabama versus Tennessee Final Betting Prediction

The Alabama Crimson Tide are a solid squad, but they haven’t played as well as the Volunteers. Tennessee has a single blemish on their record, a 29-16 loss to Florida.

Since losing to the Gators, the Vols have ransacked UT-San Antonio 45-14, dusted South Carolina 41-20, and beaten Texas A&M 20-13.

The win over the Aggies in Tennessee’s last is telling. We know Tennessee can win a shootout but beating a team like A&M in a slowdown, drag out, defensive battle impresses.

Tennessee covers. Don’t be surprised if the Volunteers pull off the money line upset.

NCAAF Week 8 Pick: Tennessee Volunteers +8.5 | Bet Tennessee vs Alabama Today
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Tennessee Volunteers Last 5

Date OPP Result
10/14/23 vs TA&M W20-13
10/7/23 vs SC W41-20
9/30/23 vs UTSA W45-14
9/23/23 @ FLA L29-16
9/16/23 vs APSU W30-13

Alabama Last 5

Date OPP Result
10/14/23 vs ARK W24-21
10/7/23 @ TA&M W26-20
9/30/23 @ MSST W40-17
9/23/23 vs MISS W24-10
9/16/23 @ USF W17-3

NCAAF Week 8: Tennessee Volunteers at Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends

  • Tennessee has a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 6-4 overall in its last 10 contests.
  • Five of Volunteers’ last 10 contests have hit the over.
  • The Volunteers have covered five times in 12 games with a spread in conference action this season.
  • The Volunteers put up 72.5 points per game, just 3.8 more points than the 68.7 the Crimson Tide give up.
  • Tennessee has an 11-4 record against the spread and a 15-2 record overall when scoring more than 68.7 points.
  • Alabama is 8-0 SU in its last eight games against Tennessee.
  • Alabama is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games in October.
  • Alabama has beaten the spread four times in seven games.
  • As at least an 8.5-point favorite, Alabama has two wins ATS (2-2).
  • This year, four of Alabama’s seven games have hit the over.

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Ole Miss Rebels +1400
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Penn State Nittany Lions +2200
Clemson Tigers +2500
Notre Dame Fighting Irish +2500
USC Trojans +3300
Texas A&M Aggies +3300
Missouri Tigers +4000
Tennessee Volunteers +4000
Oklahoma Sooners +4000
Washington Huskies +5000
Miami (FL) Hurricanes +6600
Kansas State Wildcats +6600
Utah Utes +6600
Arizona Wildcats +7500

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