The final week of the regular season is here on the NCAAF schedule, and that means it is rivalry weekend. The Tennessee Volunteers take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday night, and this game suddenly looks more interesting than it did a few weeks ago.
The NCAAF odds for this game have the Tennessee Volunteers as 14-point betting favorites over Vanderbilt in this matchup. Keep this in mind when looking at Tennessee vs Vanderbilt betting odds.
Last Game Records
Looking at the most recent results for each team can help when making Tennessee vs Vanderbilt betting picks.
There were two very different results for Tennessee and Vanderbilt in Week 12, and that is something to keep in mind. Tennessee comes into this game having suffered a 63-38 loss to South Carolina in Week 12.
The Volunteers have now lost two of their last three NCAAF games to fall out of CFP contention. Vanderbilt has been climbing up the NCAAF standings over the last two weeks, but it’s too little, too late.
The Commodores have now won two straight SEC games, and they are coming into this game with a ton of momentum.
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Analysis
The Tennessee Volunteers football stats have been extremely impressive this season, especially on offense.
Tennessee is averaging 46.5 points per game, and they have racked up nearly 350 passing yards per game.
Hendon Hooker was in the Heisman Trophy race up until last weekend as he has thrown for 27 touchdowns to just two interceptions.
Expectations for Tennessee
Tennessee needs to find a way to get more yards on the ground in this one, as they are averaging just 190 yards per game.
The Tennessee defense is also going to be tested in this one, as that unit is allowing 26 points per game.
The Vanderbilt Commodores have some interesting stats when looking at the entire season, as they have been outscored.
Vanderbilt is giving up 34 points per game while putting up just 27 points per game on the offensive end.
The Commodores do have a balanced attack on the offensive end, as they are averaging 190 passing yards and 160 rushing yards per game. Vanderbilt isn’t a team that is very explosive, but they have been making big plays of late.
The defense of Vanderbilt has been getting stops of late, as they have given up just 45 total points over the last few games.
NCAAF Injury Report
College football injuries always come into play at this point of the season, and Tennessee is dealing with a major blow.
Quarterback Hendon Hooker is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL, and that is going to impact how this game plays out.
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Preview
The Vanderbilt Commodores schedule looked challenging to end the year, but they have pulled off two straight upsets over rivals. Vanderbilt will now try to make it three games in a row, but this will be a tough test.
The Commodores are giving up over 34 points per game this season, and Tennessee is a team scoring 46.5 points per game.
Tennessee isn’t going to be as explosive in this matchup as they have been all season long, but that offense is still going to have a big day in this one.
Tennessee Volunteers vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Prediction
Recent results should impact how you make Tennessee vs Vanderbilt betting picks in this game, especially when it comes to betting against the spread.
Tennessee is going to look much different without Hooker, and that will allow Vanderbilt to keep this game close.
Who to Bet On?
Rivalry games always create some interesting situations when it comes to college football, and the Commodores will get a boost from the home crowd in this game. Tennessee is clearly the better overall team, but that might not matter in this one.
Take the 14 points and bet on Vanderbilt to cover the spread in this game, but it will be Tennessee that is able to pick up a win over their rival.
NCAAF Pick: Vanderbilt +14 (-110)