Tennessee Volunteers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide NCAAF Week 8 Game Preview
The Alabama Crimson Tide remain an unstoppable force in college football in this 2019 NCAAF season. Up next for them is a seemingly light assignment against the Tennessee Volunteers. Go ahead and read the 2019 NCAAF Week 8 Tennessee vs. Alabama preview by Nitrogen Sports Blog.
Tennessee vs Alabama 2019 NCAAF Week 8 game preview
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa
2019 NCAAF Odds: Tennessee (+34.5) vs. Alabama (-34.5)
What to know about the Volunteers (2-4)
Tennessee vs. Alabama 2019 NCAAF Week 8 moneyline odds for the Vols: +2536
The Vols were able to come away with their first conference win of the 2019 season in Week 7. Tennessee defeated Mississippi State, 20-10, but it came at a cost. Sophomore safety Trevon Flowers suffered a broken leg while returning an interception. And quarterback Brian Maurer was checked for a concussion.
Maurer was hurt after being knocked off his feet by Mississippi State safety CJ Morgan. Backup QB Jarrett Guarantano was forced to step up for relief duties. Head coach Jeremy Pruitt said the freshman QB will be fine, but didn’t clarify whether or not he’d be available vs Alabama.
What to know about the Crimson Tide (6-0)
Tennessee vs. Alabama 2019 NCAAF Week 8 moneyline odds for the Crimson Tide: -20000
Alabama fell behind early in their Week 7 matchup against the Texas A&M Aggies, but finished strong for another lopsided win, 47-28. As usual, Tua Tagovailoa led the Crimson Tide offense. He spread the ball to seven receivers on his way to a 4 touchdown day. Alabama moved the ball efficiently when it mattered most.
The Crimson Tide converted 8 of 13 attempts on 3rd down for a season high of 61.5 percent. DeVonta Smith will be suspended for the first half of Alabama’s week 8 contest. Head Coach Nick Saban attributes the suspension to Smith’s Week 7 ejection.
- Tennessee is 0-10 SU in its last 10 head-to-head matchups against Alabama.
- Alabama is 3-6 ATS in its last nine games.
The 2019 NCAAF Week 8 feature plenty of great games to bet on, and though, there’s a huge disparity in talent and level of play on the field between Tennessee and Alabama, the large spread should make this contest an intriguing one to watch. So, who covers in the Volunteers vs. Crimson Tide meeting? Also, make sure to check out our sports betting guide first.