SECN has the television coverage for this Volunteers vs. Commodores matchup. Kickoff takes place at 3:30 on Saturday, November 25th. This week 13 CFB showdown is being played at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville TN. In a matchup between two SEC teams, the Volunteers are 26 point favorites at home. Are they they best bet on the spread? Check out my breakdown and analysis of this matchup below.
VANDERBILT COMMODORES VS TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Vanderbilt Commodores +26
This game will be played at Neyland Stadium at 3:30 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE VANDERBILT COMMODORES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 40-16 in favor of Tennessee.
- Even though we have Tennessee winning straight-up, we like Vanderbilt at +26.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 56.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 56 points.
Will the Commodores Defense Show Up on the Road?
So far, the Vanderbilt Commodores are 2-9, including going 0-5 on the road and 1-4 at home.
Vanderbilt’s average scoring differential for the season is -12.4 leading to an ATS mark of 1-9. The Commodores have been favored two times and the underdog in eight games
So far this season, Vanderbilt boasts an over/under record of 7-3. On average, their matchups have resulted in a combined score of 57.8 points, while the average over/under line has been 54.6 points.
On the offensive side, Vanderbilt has averaged 22.7 points per game this season. This figure has them 77th in the NCAA. Their passing game, averaging 223.3 passing yards, is ranked 69th nationally. In terms of rushing, they’re 119th in rushing yards with an average of 316 rushing attempts per contest this season.
The Vanderbilt defense, going into this week’s game, holds 147th place for points allowed, allowing 35.1 points per game. Opponents have been gaining an average of 264.2 passing yards each game against them (159th in the country). On the ground, they’re yielding 177.4 rushing yards, ranking them 131st in college football.
Will the Volunteers Come Through as Home Favorites?
This season, the Tennessee Volunteers are currently 7-4. So far this season, they have played five road games and five at home.
Against the spread, Tennessee has gone 6-4 this season. The Volunteers have been favored eight times compared to two games as the underdog.
Tennessee has put together an over/under record of 5-5 throughout this season. The average combined score in their games has been 51.8 points, and the standard over/under line has stood at 55.5 points.
Tennessee’s offense is averaging 30 points per game, which ranks them 44th in the NCAA. Through the air, they’re at 233 passing yards on average, putting them at 57th in the nation. Their rushing attack is currently 12th in rushing yards, with an average of 402 rushing attempts per game this season.
As we head into this week’s game, the Tennessee defense ranks 83rd for points allowed, with an average of 21.8 points per game. Teams have been gaining 235.5 passing yards per game against them (119th nationally). Against the run, they’ve given up 117.5 rushing yards, placing them 37th in college football.