VANDERBILT COMMODORES VS. TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS
RECORDS: Vanderbilt (4-7, 0-7) | Tennessee (4-7, 0-7)
RANKINGS: Vanderbilt (#90 S&P+) | Tennessee (#104 S&P+)
TIME: 4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT
TV: SEC Network
WATCH ONLINE: WatchESPN
SPREAD: Tennessee is a 1-point favorite.
TOTAL: The O/U was set at 47. It’s down to 45/45.5.
RECORDS ATS: Vanderbilt (3-7-1) | Tennessee (3-8 ATS)
Someone’s gotta win this one, right?
Both the Tennessee Volunteers and Vanderbilt Commodores are winless in SEC play so far. Something’s gotta give in this in-state clash, mostly because ties aren’t a thing (thankfully) in college football.
It hasn’t been particularly ideal for Vandy after starting off 3-0. They’ve lost seven of their last eight and haven’t racked up a single victory against a conference opponent. They’ve had margins of defeat of 59, 14, 31, 24, 7, 23 and 38. It’s one thing to lose close games and in bitter fashion. It’s another to get completely blown off the field. That, unfortunately, has been the case for the ‘Dores this year.
Tennessee hasn’t exactly fared much better. The Volunteers’ seven losses have been anything but bitter. They’ve lost by 6, 41, 6, 38, 3, 33 and 20. They, of course, infamously went several weeks without an offensive touchdown. Last week’s 30-10 beatdown at the hands of LSU didn’t quell matters at all, either, even with an interim staff now in place following Butch Jones’ dismissal.
It’s hard to project who exactly is going to win this game… mostly because neither of these teams have, you know, won very much lately after somewhat strong starts. Who knows what the result will be, but mercifully, the season will be over for these squads, and someone will have a win under their belt.