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Tennessee vs. Alabama Picks, Predictions & Odds

Written by: Richard Janvrin
Published October 20, 2023
10 min read

Week 8 of the college football season is here, and the next installment of the “Third Saturday In October” series between the Tennessee Volunteers and Alabama Crimson Tide is here.

We found the top odds from the best sports betting sites to examine this matchup.

Learn more about this matchup and promo offer below.

Tennessee vs Florida Odds

Table with spread, moneyline and over/under.

Tennessee Volunteers+8.5 (-110)+260O 48 (-110)
Alabama Crimson tide-8.5 (-110)-285U 48 (-110)

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Tennessee vs. Alabama Predictions

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Compared to other years, the Volunteers are in a position to steal a win here on the road against the Crimson Tide more than ever.

The Crimson Tide have had some ups and downs with quarterback Jalen Milroe, including a loss at home to Texas and a benching against USF. However, he’s the unquestioned starter now.

This season, he’s completing 64.1% of his passes for 1,399 yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions through six games. Where he’s most lethal, though, is running the ball. He has five touchdowns and close to 300 rushing yards.

This season, the Crimson Tide score 30.1 points per game, 44th in the country.

Their best receiver, Jermaine Burton, is in for a tough matchup against Volunteers cornerback Kamal Hadden.

Hadden has allowed just 12 receptions on 33 targets for 96 yards, no touchdowns, and has three interceptions and six pass breakups.

Speaking of the Volunteers defense, they have two edge rushers, James Pearce Jr. and Tyler Baron, who combine for 55 pressures. The team as a whole has 151. Pearce Jr. has seven sacks, and Baron has five.

A big part of Tennessee’s game plan here will be forcing Milroe to stay in the pocket and keep their offense moving. The Volunteers run 75 offensive plays per game, compared to Alabama’s 67.

Tennessee vs Florida Picks & Predictions

Volunteers +8.5 (-110)

With Hadden covering Burton and the pass rush having some legitimate threats, there are some opportunities here for the Volunteers to create some headaches. The Crimson Tide’s offensive line has allowed 70 pressures this year and 19 sacks, and against this Volunteers pass rush, that should prove to be an issue, as mentioned. We believe the Volunteers will do enough on the road to slow down this Alabama offense, but what prevents us from picking them to win outright is quarterback Joe Milton’s play this season. 

Over 48 (-110)

While the Volunteers prevent some defensive challenges and the Volunteers offense leaves a bit to be desired post-Hendon Hooker, the Crimson Tide still average over 30 per game, and the Volunteers average 34.2, thanks in part to their dynamic rushing attack. In this SEC showdown in a familiar matchup, these teams will find ways to score.

We think Alabama edges this one out, 30-24.

Largest Lead: Under 17.5 Points (-145)

With the Volunteers defense and their rushing attack, they’ll have enough firepower to keep this one close throughout. This Crimson Tide team isn’t able to have massive three-possession leads against competent SEC opponents. Just look at last week—the Tide snuck by Arkansas 24-21.

Expect this one to be close throughout.

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How To Watch Tennessee vs Alabama

  • Game: Tennessee vs Alabama
  • When: 3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Oct. 21
  • Where: CBS

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After graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard Janvrin has been covering iGaming and sports betting since December 2018. Richard has covered betting at Bleacher Report, Gambling.com, The Game Day, Forbes, and more.

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