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#17 Tennessee vs #11 Alabama Odds, and Picks (Oct 21)

By · October 18, 2023
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  • Tennessee survived against Texas A&M, winning by a score of 20-13.
  • Alabama improved to 6-1 on Saturday, after beating Arkansas 24-21.
  • These two teams last met on October 15, 2022, in a game Tennessee won 52-49.

The college football season is in full swing. Let’s preview the upcoming Tennessee vs Alabama matchup. Both of these teams are aiming to stay in CFP contention, by avoiding taking their 2nd loss in this game.


How to Watch

  • CBS

Preview

Tennessee improved to 5-1 with their win over Texas A&M. They’ve now won three straight games. The Volunteers are 5-0 at home, but 0-1 in their sole road game. With games on the road against Alabama, Kentucky, and Missouri on the schedule in the next four weeks, Tennessee needs to find a second gear to avoid falling to 6-4. A win over Alabama will be difficult, but not impossible. They’ll lean on their defense.

Alabama is on a 5-game winning streak of their own. They won their last two games by a combined total of just 9 points, but earned the wins nonetheless. Their defense has been solid, but the offense is at an uncommon level of inconsistency. They’ll face two more tough tests against Tennessee and LSU up next, but will at least be at home for both games. 1 more loss would erase any CFP hopes for the Crimson Tide.


Prediction

It’s tough to evaluate Tennessee’s ability with just one road game so far, but I get the inclination that their AP ranking is not right. They lost pretty comfortably to a now unranked Florida team, and then won five home games against inferior competition. I don’t think it will be a total blowout, with Alabama’s offense likely to struggle somewhat, but I do see the Crimson Tide exposing Tennessee a bit with an easy victory.

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Keith McCarthy
Contributor Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.