Expert's 2023 College Football Picks, Prediction for Tennessee vs. Alabama: Latest Spread, Odds, Props, and Line Insights

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Expert's 2023 College Football Picks, Prediction for Tennessee vs. Alabama: Latest Spread, Odds, Props, and Line Insights
For the Tennessee vs. Alabama "Third Saturday in October" matchup in Tuscaloosa, Jimmie Kaylor shared his Week 8 college football choices, best bets, and predictions.

When No. 11 Alabama (6-1) visits No. 17 Tennessee (5-1) on Saturday afternoon, it will look to exact retribution for the rivalry setback from the previous year. A last-second field goal at Neyland Stadium last year ended the Crimson Tide's 15-game winning streak in the rivalry, but they haven't dropped a home game against the Vols since a thrilling five-overtime match in 2003. After winning five straight games, Alabama has a half-game advantage over LSU in the SEC West. This will be Tennessee's first road game since that contest. After losing at Florida, the Volunteers had won three straight.

At Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, airing on CBS and Paramount+. According to SportsLine consensus, Alabama is favoured by 9 points in the most recent Tennessee vs. Alabama odds, with 47.5 points as the over/under. Check out SportsLine football analyst Jimmie Kaylor's college football predictions and betting recommendations before placing any Alabama vs. Tennessee wagers. 

As a member of the Pro Football Writers of America, Kaylor has covered college and NFL football for SportsLine for almost ten years. She is also an expert in DFS. His experience as an NFL player and a college football All-American offers him a distinct viewpoint when constructing his fantasy teams and making his wagers. For the past two years, he has been making significant money and has his finger on the pulse of college football. 

With a 24-9-1 record on his college football best bets for SportsLine thus far this season, Kaylor has been unstoppable. He is far up for everyone who has followed his choices.

He is now focused on Tennessee vs. Alabama and has already locked in the CFB predictions and choices. You can view Kaylor's selections by visiting SportsLine right now. Here are a few betting lines and college football odds for Alabama vs. Tennessee:

Alabama vs. Tennessee spread: Alabama -9
Alabama vs. Tennessee over/under: 47.5 pts
Money line for Tennessee vs. Alabama is Tennessee +274, Alabama -354.
RB in ALA Jase McClellan has three touchdowns and 454 yards.
TENN: 231.3 running yards per game on average.
Picks for Tennessee vs. Alabama: View selections at SportsLine
Live stream of Tennessee vs. Alabama on Paramount+ 

Reasons Alabama is able to
Alabama has won 15 of the past 16 meetings, giving them a significant recent advantage in this rivalry. In addition, the Tide will be playing in the welcoming confines of Bryant-Denny Stadium, where they boast a 105-9 record under head coach Nick Saban. In 2023, Alabama is only giving up 292.4 total yards per game.

This game, Alabama has a modest advantage at quarterback thanks to Jalen Milroe, who has shown significant improvement in recent weeks. One of the most physically talented quarterbacks Saban has ever had in Tuscaloosa, the 6-foot-2 sophomore is becoming more and more adept at making decisions and managing the offence each week. Milroe has completed 64.4% of his throws for 1,397 yards, 11 touchdowns, and four interceptions going into this game. By running, he has contributed 139 yards and five touchdowns. Check SportsLine to see which team to select. 

Why Tennessee is able to pay
Josh Heupel's squad has covered the spread six times in its previous eight games despite Tennessee's offence not playing at its peak for the most of the season. The Vols, who are rated No. 18 in the country for overall defence, have not let up 30 points in a game this season. The Alabama offence, which has been kept under 30 points in five of its previous six games, presents an unpredictable opponent for them.

Running back Jaylen Wright of the Tennessee Vols broke the century mark four times in 2023 last week in a victory against Texas A&M, rushing for a season-high 136 yards. The rushing assault has also been aided by sophomore Dylan Sampson (six touchdowns) and senior running back Jabari Small (359 yards). The junior is averaging 7.1 yards per carry. Last week, the Crimson Tide upset Arkansas 24-21 as 19-point favourites, indicating that they are still too erratic to be taken as close to double-digit favourites. Check SportsLine to see which team to select.

How to select teams for Tennessee vs. Alabama
After examining every aspect of this encounter, Kaylor is leaning over in terms of points scored. Additionally, he has found a crucial X-factor that has him leaning heavily to one side of the spread. Only what it is and which team to support are he disclosing to SportsLine.