The team that ends up winning the SEC Championship will almost certainly be guaranteed a spot in the college football playoff at the end of the season. Even a team with a pair of losses will still find their way in, because everyone knows that this is the most talented conference in football, and that getting out totally unscathed is almost completely unheard of. Were the season to end right now, it would be Tennessee and Alabama who would be hooking up in the SEC Conference Final, which gives you a little idea of just how big this upcoming meeting is on Saturday. Tennessee are coming off their first loss of the season and are banged up, while the defending National Champions are basically destroying everything in their path at the moment. Alabama have Texas A&M, the team that just beat Tennessee, breathing down their necks, and they understand that a win here would really help their own cause in the SEC West. This has the potential to be the online betting match-up of the weekend, so be sure to get in on the action.
Here’s A Closer Look At The Crimson Tide At Volunteers College Football Winning Favorites
When: Saturday, October 15 at 3:30 PM EST
Where: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville
Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NCAAF Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Alabama Crimson Tide
I think we have now officially reached the point where we should stop doubting Alabama Crimson Tide at the start of the season. All the talk heading into this year was about the players they lost to the NFL draft, and the lack of a proven QB. This team has not missed a beat this season, with much of the credit going to freshman QB Jalen Hurts, who has been nothing short of amazing. The smallest number of points that Alabama have scored in a single game this season is 34, so we know that they are going to put up points against the Volunteers. The big question here is whether or not Tennessee has the ability to respond to those scores.
Why bet on the Tennessee Volunteers
All season long, the Volunteers have dug themselves big holes in games, only to somehow find a way to miraculously pull themselves out. That eventually caught up with them in an OT loss to Texas A&M last weekend, and going down big to Alabama at any stage this weekend would be a disaster, as the Crimson Tide are just too good to let Tennessee back in. The pressure is now very much on for the Vols, as another loss would open the door in the SEC East for Florida, and potentially even Georgia. This is essentially a must win game, and I have to say that I don’t like their chances.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Tennessee have been hammered by injuries this year, but they have been getting by on pure emotion, pulling out comeback wins week after week. You have to think some of the air might have gone out of their game with that OT loss last week, and you get the sense that the wheels might start to come off now. Big win for Alabama here.