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Alabama Vs Tennessee Line & Pick

The Week 7 college football betting line favors 1st-ranked Alabama when they travel to Tennessee in the most important game so far for the Crimson Tide this season. The game kicks-off on Saturday, October 15th at 3:30 PM ET from Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN.

Alabama has been perfect so far straight up this season. The Crimson Tide are an excellent 6 and 0 SU. Alabama is also a very good 4 and 2 ATS in 2016. Tennessee is 5-1 straight up this season. The Volunteers are 3-3 against the spread in 6 games.

Alabama Crimson Tide Vs Tennessee Volunteers Line & Pick

The Week 7 college football betting line opened with Alabama as a -11.5 road favorite to beat Tennessee. Bama is now a 13-point road favorite. The total is 58 points.

What: No.1 Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0) at No. 9 Tennessee Volunteers (5-1)
When: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Start Time:  3:30 PM ET
Where: Knoxville, TN
Stadium: Neyland Stadium
Spread: Alabama -13
Moneyline: Alabama -475 vs Tennessee +400
Game Total: 57.5
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Alabama vs Tennessee

Bet on Alabama Because…

Alabama dominates Tennessee on the road. The Crimson Tide is 6-1 against the spread in the last 7 meetings between these two in Tennessee. The road team, in this case Alabama, is 15-5-1 against the spread in the last 21 meetings between these two teams. Alabama is 8-3-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings between these two teams overall.

“We can’t relax in games, we can’t have lapses in the game,” Head Coah Saban said on the Vols ability to conjure up comebacks. “We always talk about ‘no scoreboard, keep playing.’ When you relax, you let the momentum of the game change, and that’s hard to get back.

“And the way people score points now, there have been numerous games where people were ahead by 21 points and end up losing the game. I think for everybody on the team to understand that, whether you play on special teams, offense or defense, is really important.”

Bet on Tennessee Because…

Tennessee has been waiting for this moment. The truth about the Volunteers is that they haven’t played a perfect mental game yet this season. That’s why Tennessee is only 3 and 3 ATS on the season. The Volunteers needed overtime in order to beat Appalachian State.

They forced overtime against Texas A&M in their last after being down 21 to 7 at halftime. That game didn’t go their way. Turnovers were a huge factor in the loss to the Aggies. The Vols lost five fumbles and quarterback Joshua Dobbs was intercepted twice. Probably more than anything else, that is what irked Tennessee coach Butch Jones.

“I have been very outspoken about it,” Jones said, “and everyone in our program understands that you can’t turn the football over.”

I expect Tennessee to be focused on Alabama this Saturday. All season long they’ve been waiting to take on the Tide.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

This is, easily, the best team that Alabama has faced this season. That could put things in Tennessee’s favor. Alabama has a terrific offense but their quarterback, Jalen Hurd, is a freshman. The running backs are young. The offensive line is young.

As good as Alabama’s defense is, and it’s very good, it hasn’t seen a team with as much talent on offense as the Tennessee Volunteers. I know what the trends say. But I have the feeling that Tennessee has been waiting for this game. That’s why their mental focus hasn’t always been there in other games in 2016.

Well, this game is finally here. If Tennessee beats Alabama straight up, it’s going to be hard to keep them out of the College Football Playoff discussion. I think it’s going to happen. I like Tennessee over Alabama by 2 points.

My final score prediction is Tennessee 37, Alabama 35.