Tennessee Football Betting: Year in Review

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    The regular season for the Tennessee Volunteers football team was an interesting one from a betting perspective. With a new coach, new coordinators, and many new players leading the team, oftentimes it was difficult to project a betting direction for the Vols.

    Overall, when looking at the betting information from ESPN/Caesars Sportsbook at the time of each respective game, nine of Tennessee’s games hit the over, while three hit the under.

    The under only hit in the first game against Bowling Green, the showdown with No. 11 Florida in the Swamp, and the infamous game with No. 13 Ole Miss in Knoxville. In every other Tennessee game this season, the Vols were able to hit the over. In fact, in three of Tennessee’s games (TN Tech, Missouri, South Alabama), the Vols either exceeded or were within five points of the total over/under by themselves.

    Tennessee and their respective opponent hit the over the close the final five games of the season.

    Additionally, in Tennessee’s 12 regular-season games, the Vols covered the spread five times, while failing to cover seven times.

    Tennessee Football covered the spread against Tennessee Tech, Missouri, South Carolina, Kentucky, and South Alabama.

    September 3, 2021 – Bowling Green @ Tennessee

    • Final: Tennessee 38, Bowling Green 6
    • Line: TENN -37.0 // UT DOES NOT COVER
    • Over/Under: 60.5 // THE UNDER HIT

    September 11, 2021 – Pittsburgh @ Tennessee

    • Final: Pittsburgh 41, Tennessee 34
    • Line: PITT -3.5 // UT DOES NOT COVER
    • Over/Under: 56.0 // THE OVER HIT

    September 18, 2021 – Tennessee Tech @ Tennessee

    • Final: Tennessee 56, Tennessee Tech 0
    • Line: TENN -38.0 // UT COVERS
    • Over/Under: 53.0 // THE OVER HITS

    September 25, 2021 – Tennessee @ No. 11 Florida

    • Final: Florida 38, Tennessee 14
    • Line: FLA -19.0 // UT DOES NOT COVER
    • Over/Under: 64.5 // THE UNDER HITS

    October 2, 2021 – Tennessee @ Missouri

    • Final: Tennessee 62, Missouri 24
    • Line: MIZ -2.5 // UT COVERS
    • Over/Under: 66.0 // THE OVER HITS

    October 10, 2021 – South Carolina @ Tennessee

    • Final: Tennessee 45, South Carolina 20
    • Line: TENN -10.5 // UT COVERS
    • Over/Under: 56.5 // THE OVER HITS

    October 17, 2021 – No. 13 Ole Miss @ Tennessee

    • Final: Ole Miss 31, Tennessee 26
    • Line: MISS -1.0 // UT DOES NOT COVER
    • Over/Under: 82.5 // THE UNDER HITS

    October 23, 2021 – Tennessee @ No. 4 Alabama

    • Final: Alabama 52, Tennessee 24
    • Line: ALA -25.5 // UT DOES NOT COVER
    • Over/Under: 68.0 // THE OVER HITS

    November 6, 2021 – Tennessee @ No. 18 Kentucky

    • Final: Tennessee 45, Kentucky 42
    • Line: TENN -1.0 // UT COVERS
    • Over/Under: 57.5 // THE OVER HITS

    November 13, 2021 – No. 1 Georgia @ Tennessee

    • Final: Georgia 41, Tennessee 17
    • Line: UGA -19.5 // UT DOES NOT COVER
    • Over/Under: 55.5 // THE OVER HITS

    November 20, 2021 – South Alabama @ Tennessee

    • Final: Tennessee 60, South Alabama 14
    • Line: TENN -28.0 // UT COVERS
    • Over/Under: 61.0 // THE OVER HITS

    November 27, 2021 – Vanderbilt @ Tennessee

    • Final: Tennessee 45, Vanderbilt 21
    • Line: TENN -32.0 // UT DOES NOT COVER
    • Over/Under: 64.5 // THE OVER HITS
    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.