Tennessee vs Vanderbilt Picks & Predictions (NCAAF - 12.12.2020)

Tennessee vs Vanderbilt Picks & Predictions (NCAAF - 12.12.2020)

The Tennessee Volunteers will battle the Vanderbilt Commodores in this SEC East Division showdown. The Volunteers are looking to end a six-game losing streak. The Commodores are still looking for their first win of the season. Who will win this game? Read our Tennessee vs Vanderbilt picks, find the best odds, lines, free bets, and legal US Sportsbooks where to place your bets!

When is Tennessee vs Vanderbilt?

Date: Saturday, Dec. 12

Location: Vanderbilt Stadium – Nashville, Tennessee

Time: 4:00 PM EST

Coverage: SECN

Volunteers vs Commodores Odds & Spreads

Moneyline: TENN: (-615) I VANDY: (+510)

Spread: TENN: -15 (-110) I VANDY: +15.5 (-107)

Total: 50 – Over: (-105) I Under: 50 (-105)

Betting Preview

Tennessee is fifth in the SEC East Division, 2-6 overall, and 2-5-1 ATS. They have a below average offense and their best thing is running the ball at an okay rate. They score around 20 points per game. Their defense is slightly above average and they are good at stopping the run. The defense gives up around 31 points per game. During this six game losing streak, the Volunteers have only scored 20 plus points one time and all the losses were double digit defeats. 

Last week, Tennessee lost to the #6 Florida Gators 31-19. Tennessee was only down ten at halftime, but couldn’t get anything going until the fourth quarter. The defense just gave up too many yards and the offense couldn’t respond with good yardage of their own. The passing defense stood out in the loss.

Vanderbilt is last in the SEC, 0-8 overall, and 4-4 ATS. The ATS record is the only positive thing that this winless team has going for them. Also, letting Sarah Fuller become the first woman to play in a power 5 college football game; that was pretty sweet. Anyway, this offense is slightly below average and they struggle to run the ball. The passing is decent and they can sometimes eat up some clock. They score around 14 points per game. The defense struggles to stop the passing and rushing game. Teams usually get a fair amount of big plays against this team. The defense gives up around 37 points per game. 

Two weeks ago, Vanderbilt lost to Missouri 41-0. It was their worst loss of the season. The two quarterbacks that played, didn’t even hit 100 passing yards and no wide receivers stood out. The defense gave up over 600 yards of offense. The Commodores have had two weeks off and maybe some things will change. The theme of their season has been when the going gets tough, it slowly gets worse.

Head to Head

This will be the 115th all-time meeting between the Volunteers and Commodores. Tennessee leads the series with a 76-33-5 record. In the last ten games, the teams are even at 5-5, but Vanderbilt is 7-3 ATS. The over/under is 4-6. The Volunteers score around 25 points per game and the Commodores are around 26. Tennessee has the edge in rushing yards. Vanderbilt has the edge in passing and total yards. The Commodores are 2-1 in the last three games against the Volunteers.

Our Tennessee Volunteers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Picks & Predictions

Both of these teams have the longest current losing streak in the SEC. So at least one team will be smiling after this one. It may look easy to bet against Vanderbilt, but somehow this team is 4-4 ATS. They were able to have a five point loss to #5 Texas A&M, but lose 41-1 a couple times. Their success comes in really spread out bunches. They have had two weeks off and that’s plenty of time to get the offense somewhat going. 

For six games, Tennessee hasn’t been close to ending their skid. The Volunteers are slightly better in the qb situation and have a bit more depth. The Commodores will hope that running back Keyon Brooks will go off for the offense. The game will be defensive at first, the teams will get their fair share of points, and Tennessee wins the fourth quarter. Volunteers win 30-22, but don’t cover the spread.