Tennessee Vs. South Alabama: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – November 20, 2021

Written By Staff on November 16, 2021

The Tennessee Volunteers (5-5) bring college football’s 23rd-ranked rushing attack into a matchup with the South Alabama Jaguars (5-5), who have the No. 11 rushing defense. The Volunteers (-28) welcome the Jaguars (+1600 on the moneyline to win) on November 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET. A point total of 61.5 points has been set for the contest by bookmakers.

Before making a bet on this game, check out this article to see the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, betting trends, team and player stats and more.

This article references odds valid as of November 20, 2021 at 7:02 PM ET. See all the latest odds for this outing in the table below and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Tennessee Vs. South Alabama Betting Odds

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Tennessee Offense Vs. South Alabama Defense

Volunteers Offense Stats (Rank) Jaguars Defense
36.1 (17) Points/Gm 23.0 (49)
449.5 (19) Yards/Gm 261.4 (5)
249.9 (49) Pass Yards/Gm 164.8 (7)
199.6 (23) Rush Yards/Gm 96.6 (11)
8.7 (20) Yards/Pass 6.9 (35)
4.7 (43) Yards/Rush 3.3 (16)
46.3% (18) 3rd Down % 32.3% (14)
6 (15) Turnovers 14 (8)
13 (110) Sacks 11 (34)

South Alabama Offense Vs. Tennessee Defense

South Alabama Offense Stats (Rank) Tennessee Defense
26.4 (77) Points/Gm 29.5 (90)
301.8 (117) Yards/Gm 424.9 (107)
200.5 (96) Pass Yards/Gm 259.5 (113)
101.3 (118) Rush Yards/Gm 165.4 (86)
7.7 (59) Yards/Pass 6.9 (35)
3.4 (111) Yards/Rush 4.1 (65)
33.3% (118) 3rd Down % 48.2% (122)
14 (108) Turnovers 9 (67)
4 (22) Sacks 11 (34)

When Tennessee Has The Ball

  • The Volunteers’ pass protection has resulted in 13 sacks allowed, 18th-most in college football. The Jaguars’ defense has totaled 11 (34th-most).
  • Tennessee averages 249.9 passing yards per game (49th in the FBS). It faces the Jaguars’ defense which ranks seventh, allowing 164.8 yards per game through the air.
  • The Volunteers’ 17th-ranked scoring offense puts up 36.1 points per game. The Jaguars have the 49th-ranked scoring defense (23.0 ppg).
  • Tennessee averages 4.7 yards per carry (43rd in college football) compared to the 3.3 per attempt South Alabama gives up (16th in the FBS).

When South Alabama Has The Ball

  • The Jaguars average 3.4 yards per carry (111th in college football) compared to the 4.1 per rushing attempt the Volunteers give up (65th in the FBS).
  • South Alabama ranks 108th in college football, committing 14 turnovers this season, while Tennessee is 67th with nine turnovers forced.
  • The Jaguars’ 101.3 rushing yards per game is good for 118th in the FBS. The Volunteers’ defense gives up 165.4 on the ground (86th in college football).
  • South Alabama averages 7.7 yards per pass attempt (59th in the FBS) compared to the 6.9 per pass Tennessee allows (35th in college football).
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Tennessee Betting Trends And Insights

  • Tennessee is 4-6-0 ATS this season.
  • The Volunteers have covered the spread once when favored by 28 points or more this season (in two opportunities).
  • Tennessee’s games have hit the over seven out of 10 times this season.
  • Tennessee’s 10 games this season have gone over this contest’s total of 61.5 points five times.
  • The Volunteers have been listed as the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they won both of the games.

South Alabama Betting Trends And Insights

  • South Alabama has compiled a 4-6-0 record against the spread this season.
  • A total of five South Alabama games this season have gone over the point total.
  • South Alabama and its opponents have scored more than 61.5 combined points just twice this season.
  • The Jaguars have been underdogs in four games this season and won one (25%) of those contests.

Tennessee Players To Watch

  • Hendon Hooker has thrown for 2,139 yards while completing 68.6% of his passes (153-of-223), with 22 touchdowns and three interceptions this year (213.9 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 128 times for 457 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 45.7 yards per game.
  • Tiyon Evans has picked up a team-best 521 rushing yards (74.4 per game) and six touchdowns.
  • Cedric Tillman has grabbed 46 passes for a team-high 725 yards with six touchdowns. He averages 80.6 yards per game.
  • Velus Jones Jr. has chipped in with 597 yards (on 44 catches) and six touchdowns.
  • This season JaVonta Payton has caught 15 passes for 374 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 41.6 receiving yards per game.

South Alabama Players To Watch

  • Jake Bentley leads his team with 1,625 passing yards (203.1 per game) and has a 72.7% completion percentage (136-of-187), throwing 15 touchdown passes and four interceptions.
  • Terrion Avery has taken 99 attempts for a team-leading 389 rushing yards (43.2 yards per game).
  • Bryan Hill has 227 yards on 53 carries (32.4 ypg), with one rushing touchdown.
  • Jalen Tolbert has grabbed 52 passes for a team-high 902 yards with six touchdowns. He averages 112.8 yards per game.
  • Jalen Wayne has chipped in with 382 yards (on 34 catches) and two touchdowns.
  • Caullin Lacy has caught 23 passes for 192 yards, averaging 24.0 yards per game this year.

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