Tennessee at Vanderbilt College Football Betting
When Josh Heupel was hired, he was a compromise and fallback choice. Heupel was hired by Tennessee athletic director Danny White, the previous AD of UCF, where Heupel was coaching. White had to improvise and went with the “devil he knew.” Heupel has exceeded all expectations and has Tennessee on the brink of a College Football Playoff berth. The Volunteers have won over fans and gamblers with their explosive offense. Big Orange is one of the most exciting teams in the country. This week the Vols will wrap up the regular season at the improving but outmanned Vanderbilt Commodores.
NCAA Football Week 13 Betting Odds
Tennessee Volunteers -14
Vanderbilt Commodores +14
Tennessee Volunteers Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, November 26, 2022, the Vanderbilt Commodores of the Southeastern Conference will host the Tennessee Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Kickoff time is 7:30 p.m. ET, with television coverage on SEC Network.
Tennessee will get the majority of betting support as the name brand and emerging power. Vanderbilt is a hard sell to gamblers. Not many casual bettors want to step into Tennessee with the Commodores. And sharps wonder if Vandy can cover the huge number as well.
Last game, the Vanderbilt Commodores won 31-24 against the Florida Gators as 13.5-point home dogs. The game went under the total of 58.5. Vanderbilt has a record of 5-6 straight up, 5-6 against the spread, and 6-5 over/under the total. Vanderbilt ranks 95th for total offense, 106th for passing, 60th for rushing and 78th for scoring. Defensively they rank 125th overall, 130th against the pass, 74th against the rush, and 119th for points allowed. Also, Vanderbilt ranks 104th for fewest turnovers lost and 108th for takeaways.
Mike Wright threw three touchdown passes, and Vanderbilt upset Florida on Saturday afternoon for its second straight Southeastern Conference victory. There were hugs and dancing on the field but after a 26-game SEC skid.
Vanderbilt took a 7-3 lead and never looked back against Florida. The loss ended a two-game win streak for the Gators, who had won their last eight games against Vanderbilt. Coach Clark Lea was impressed with the run game led by Ray Davis, with 122 of the Commodores' 175 rushing yards.
Tennessee Volunteers Weekly Recap
Last game, the Tennessee Volunteers lost 63-38 against the South Carolina Gamecocks as 23.5-point road favorites. The game went over the total of 67. Tennessee has a record of 9-2 straight up, 8-3 against the spread, and 7-4 over/under the total. Tennessee ranks 1st for total offense, 2nd for passing, 35th for rushing, and 1st for scoring. Defensively they rank 99th overall, 129th against the pass, 17th against the rush, and 61st for points allowed. Also, Tennessee ranks 83rd for fewest turnovers lost and 58th for takeaways.
Spencer Rattler had the best day of his career, throwing for 438 yards and six touchdowns as South Carolina beat Tennessee on Saturday night, likely eliminating the Volunteers from the playoffs. Tennessee may have also lost Heisman Trophy candidate Hendon Hooker, who left the game in the fourth quarter with a leg injury, falling and fumbling without being hit. Even before the injury, the quarterback of the night was Rattler.
But Rattler was patient in the pocket, dropping passes into the narrowest of windows. He completed 30 of 37 passes and ran when he had to, with five carries for 16 yards. And he even caught a pass in the red zone from Dakeron Joyner, who South Carolina typically uses as a running threat under center.
The Tennessee defense could do almost nothing to stop the 11th-best offense in the SEC. The Gamecocks gained 606 yards after failing to get over 300 yards in three of their past four games. The 63 points were the most the Vols have ever allowed in an SEC game, eclipsing the 62-37 loss to Steve Spurrier's Florida in 1995.
Hooker was 25 of 42 for 247 yards and three TDs before his injury. He didn't have his typical crisp game, overthrowing receivers and missing a few wide-open throws. There was no immediate word on the severity of his hurt leg, but he did not return to the game.
2022 Tennessee Volunteers Schedule
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