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How and what to watch for No. 2 Alabama vs. Tennessee

Coming off the biggest win of the college football season, Alabama will look to avoid a letdown against Tennessee.

Najee Harris of the Alabama Crimson Tide walks off the field after a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium on November 16, 2019 in Starkville, Mississippi. Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

The No. 2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will look to avoid a letdown after a big win when they head out on the road to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday afternoon.

Alabama is coming off a 41-24 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia led at halftime, but the Crimson Tide clamped down and did not allow the Bulldogs to score in the second half. Alabama’s high-powered offense continued its impressive season with Mac Jones throwing 417 yards and four touchdowns. Devonta Smith caught 11 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns, and Jaylen Waddle added 161 receiving yards with a score. On the ground, Najee Harris rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown.

Tennessee’s hyped up offseason has taken a turn with a 34-7 blowout loss to the Kentucky Wildcats for its second consecutive loss. Jarrett Guarantano struggled with three turnovers including two interceptions and a fumble. He threw for just 88 yards and completed 14 of 21 passes. Eric Gray rushed for 128 yards on 24 carries. Ty Chandler rushed for 51 yards and a touchdown. The Volunteers will look to get back over .500 on the season.

Alabama won the last 13 games of this series including a 35-13 victory on the road in 2019.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch No. 2 Alabama vs. Tennessee Saturday, October 24th at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS, and you can stream it via CBSSports.com or with a cable or streaming login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Alabama (-21.5) vs. Tennessee
Point Total: Over 66 (-108), Under 66 (-113)
Money line: Alabama (-3335), Tennessee (+800)

  • The total went over in six of Alabama’s last seven games.
  • Alabama is 10-4 against the spread in its last 14 games against Tennessee.
  • Tennessee is 1-4-1 against the spread in its last six games.
  • The total went under in seven of Tennessee’s last nine games.

The Best Bet

These numbers seem just about perfect, and without the hook added later in the week we’d just throw this in the trash all-together. Tennessee can control the clock with one of the best offensive lines in the country, and that’ll be enough to keep them from getting steamrolled by more than three TD’s.

Pick: Tennessee +21.5

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