[3:40 PM] #1 Alabama @ #9 Tennessee

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#1 Alabama: Wins By Double Digits

@ #9 Tennessee: Wins or Single Digit Loss


Current odds:

Alabama (-9.5): (TBD)

Tennessee (+9.5): (TBD)


ESPN simulations have Tennessee as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Alabama to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is Alabama by 13 points.

Top-ranked Alabama is proving it doesn’t need possession of the ball to score touchdowns and the Crimson Tide strive to continue a season-long trend when they visit No. 11 Tennessee on Saturday in an SEC showdown. Alabama recorded two defensive touchdowns in last Saturday’s 49-30 victory over Arkansas and leads the nation with nine non-offensive scores (seven on defense, two on punt returns).

Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts continues to impress and has accounted for 14 touchdowns (nine passing, five rushing) while being intercepted just twice. Sophomore running Damien Harris (team-leading 478 rushing yards, 8.7 yards per carry) and freshman running back Joshua Jacobs (307 yards, 8.3 average) are running through big holes, while sophomore receiver Calvin Ridley is getting open often with 34 receptions for 412 yards and four touchdowns. Senior strong-side linebacker Ryan Anderson (team-best 4 1/2 sacks) and senior defensive end Jonathan Allen (four sacks) are enjoying stellar campaigns and senior weak-side linebacker Reuben Foster has a team-best 37 tackles for a unit that leads the nation in rushing defense at 69.2 yards per game.

The terrific performance from Kamara (292 rushing yards, team-best 20 receptions) came with junior leading rusher Jalen Hurd (407 yards) sidelined with undisclosed injuries and coach Butch Jones said that Hurd will play versus Alabama. Senior quarterback Joshua Dobbs has passed for 1,433 yards and accounted for 19 touchdowns (14 passing, five rushing) but his penchant for ill-advised throws – he has tossed eight interceptions – could be a problem against the opportunistic Crimson Tide. Junior strong safety Todd Kelly has a team-leading two interceptions and is tied with junior middle linebacker Colton Jumper for the team lead of 39 tackles, while junior defensive end Derek Barnett has been dominant on the line with team-leading totals of five sacks and nine tackles for losses.

Alabama has won the past nine meetings, including a 19-14 victory last season.

Tennessee senior DT Danny O’Brien, who had started all six games, was dismissed from the program Monday for a violation of team rules.

The Crimson Tide have scored at least one non-offensive touchdown in eight consecutive games.


StreakSmarts Pick: Alabama: Wins By Double Digits

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick