College Football Spread: Tennessee U +3 vs. Vanderbilt

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Don Shapiro
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Tennessee Vols vs. Vanderbilt Commodores

The college football spread on the Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee U game has been Vanderbilt -3 throughout the week with nearly 95 percent of the online sportsbooks offering this line. was among those offering the -3 on this game, not to mention a 20 percent cash bonus for those opening an online betting account.

The away team has won 6 of the last 10 in this series.  Better still, Tennessee has won 9 of the last 10.  Vanderbilt's lone win was by just 4 points. 

The Commodores are 3-13-1 ATS in their last 17 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

For years and years, the Tennessee-Vanderbilt game has been played from the same angle. The Volunteers are usually playing for bowl positioning or to win the Southeastern Conference's East Division, while the Commodores are playing strictly for pride.

This time, that shoe has switched feet. All UT has at stake Saturday in Nashville is a chance to give coach Phillip Fulmer a going-away present, while Vandy can improve its bowl status and seal a winning season.

At 3-7 overall and 1-5 in the SEC, the Vols are trying to avoid the worst season in school history. One more loss will clinch that ignominious accomplishment.

This is not the same Tennessee Vols team we have grown accustomed to over the years.  Yet in games against Vandy, they have managed a few games where the Commodores were left scoreless. likes Tennessee U in this one at +3 for a small play since we don't necessarily trust this group, but stats say they should cover with a field goal or less and potentially even win outright.  We do not recommend a big money play on a team that has been a complete letdown however.  Therefore, exercise caution here.


Don Shapiro,

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