Tennessee at Alabama NCAA Football Betting Lines, Odds & Vegas Predictions (10/19/19)

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Tennessee Volunteers at Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA Football Matchup

Tennessee Volunteers at Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA Football Matchup

It’s Jeremy Pruitt’s turn.

No. 1 Alabama dispatched another former Nick Saban assistant, Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, last week and the latest underling-turned-rival gets his crack when Pruitt and his Tennessee Volunteers visit Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday night.

Two lengthy streaks are on the line: Former Saban assistants have come to bat against him 18 times and all have whiffed; the Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) also has won a dozen straight in this traditional interstate rivalry.

So Pruitt is representing the Volunteers (2-4, 1-2), but also in a way all the ex-Saban assistants turned head coaches. The Tide coach has already faced two this season in Fisher and South Carolina’s Will Muschamp and neither mustered much of a challenge.

That’s just a minor subplot in this one.

”This is the rivalry, this is the game,” said Pruitt, a former Alabama player and assistant.

Alabama is a 34-point favorite to extend both streaks. Saban says this sort of rivalry game is part of every player’s legacy.

Spread: Alabama -34½
Moneyline: N/A
Total O/U: 62

TIME & DATE: 9:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 19, 2019

LOCATION: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama


NCAA Football Betting Stats and Records
Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff
Tennessee 2-4 2-4 23.00 25.67 -2.67
Alabama 6-0 3-3 51.00 17.00 34.00
Name ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Tennessee 2-3 0-1 3-3 3-2 0-1
Alabama 2-2 1-1 4-2 2-2 2-0

NCAAF Picks: Alabama -34½

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