Tennessee - Alabama Football

  • The Tennessee Volunteers are hosting the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday afternoon and the Tide are seven-point favorites in Neyland Stadium.
  • The Crimson Tide ended the 2021 season with a spread record of 1-3 when playing on the road as the favorite and have a 1-1 record for 2022.
  • Hendon Hooker is the third favorite to win the Heisman at +1200 odds, throwing for over 1,400 yards, 13 total touchdowns, and zero interceptions in 2022.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Hendon Hooker and the #6 Tennessee Vols have been cruising during the 2022-23 CFB season but are hosting the #3 Alabama Crimson Tide as seven-point underdogs on Saturday afternoon. When playing on the road as the favorite, the Tide have gone 1-1 ATS in 2022.

The Vols have been one of the best teams ATS during the 2022 season, with a record of 4-1 but are playing as the underdog at Bovada in this matchup for the first time this year. Alabama struggled ATS on the road as the favorite in 2021, with a cover record of 1-3.


  • Alabama -280
  • Tennessee +230

Struggles for the 2022 Tide

The Crimson Tide are not as dominant as they were during the 2021 regular season, making the Vols a valuable underdog at home for legal betting on college football. Nick Saban has not announced the starting QB for the game at this time, with a chance that Bryce Young will miss his second consecutive game with a shoulder injury.

If Young remains out, Jalen Milroe should get his second start of the season. Milroe ended Saturday’s win against Texas A&M with 12 completions off of 19 attempts for 111 yards, three touchdown passes, and one interception. With the Vol’s productive 2022 offense, the Tide would most likely need to get more out of Milroe to make it out of Neyland Stadium alive.

Betting on Hooker to outdo the Tide’s QB

With or without Bryce Young at QB, the Crimson Tide have won two games by less than five points this season in games that they were favored at legal betting sites by 24 points.

Even though the Vols have looked like one of the better teams in the SEC in 2022, they have not beaten the Crimson Tide since the 2006 season, playing a part in the seven-point spread set for the game. The Crimson Tide were a 25-point favorite for their 2021 matchup and ended up winning by 28.

Even in the loss, Hooker threw for 283 yards and three TDs and has improved since last season. Hooker has even jumped into the Heisman conversation for the 2022 season, with the third-best odds at +1200 to win the award. Hookers’ excellence has been accompanied by his favorite receiver, Jalin Hyatt.

2022 Stats Through Five Games – Hendon Hooker

  • 1,432 Passing Yards
  • 10 TD passed
  • 0 Interceptions
  • 231 Rushing Yards
  • 3 Rushing TDs
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