Appalachian State Vs Tennessee Betting Line & Free PickJosh Bailey
9th-ranked Tennessee battles Appalachian State to start what many hope is a waltz to the SEC East Division title. The kicks-off on this Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7:30 PM ET frin Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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Appalachian State went 6 and 7 ATS. This includes losing 29 to 31 as a 3.5-point favorite in their bowl game. Tennessee went 8 and 5 against the spread last season. They covered against both Alabama and Georgia.
Appalachian State Mountaineers Vs No. 9 Tennessee Vols Betting Line & Free Pick
The college football week 1 college betting line favors the Vols by 20-points. The public is 73% on the Tennessee Volunteers to cover the spread. The point spread opened at TENN -23.5. The line movement indicates more money is being placed on the side of the Appalachian State Mountaineers to cover.
What: Appalachian State Mountaineers (0-0) vs No. 9 Tennessee Volunteers (0-0)
When: Thursday, September 1, 2016
Start Time: 7:30 PM ET
Where: Knoxville, TN
Stadium: Neyland Stadium
Spread: Tennessee -20
Moneyline: Appalachian State +875 at Tennessee -1333
Game Total: 58
Watch: SEC Network
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Listen: Appalachian State vs Tennessee
Why Bet on the Appalachian State Mountaineers
The Mountaineers have enough returning on offense to be scary. Senior running back Marcus Cox already has had a sterling career at Appalachian State. He’s rushed for over 4,000 yards. He’s scored 43 touchdowns. As a senior, he should produce behind an offensive line that appears incredibly versatile. QB Taylor Lamb ended up ranked 10th in efficiency in all of college football last season. Lamb returns as well
Why Bet on the No. 9 Tennessee Volunteers
Tennessee is loaded on both sides of the ball. The offense returns 4 starters along the offensive line. The experienced offensive line gets to open up holes for RB Jalen Hurd who could end up as the greatest running back in the history of Tennessee’s program. QB Joshua Dobbs is expected to be one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC this season. On defense, Tennessee returns a deep front 7.
College Football Week 1 Free Pick & Final Score Prediction
Tennessee should win this game. The key will be how Appalachian State’s defense plays against Tennessee’s high-powered offense. In that respect, the Mountaineers are not without a shot.
Appalachian State returns 9 starters from what was the top defense in the Sun Belt Conference. If the Mountaineers’ defense can keep Appalachian State in this game, they’ll have a shot to pull off a miraculous upset in the 4th quarter.
As good as Tennessee’s defense projects to be, both Lamb and Cox are experienced and should find openings behind the versatile offensive line. This will be a great battle in Knoxville on Thursday.