Tennessee Road Favorites Against LSU

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    Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

    Tennessee opened as a four-point road favorite at LSU in the Vols’ SEC road opener Saturday according to CircaSports.

    The over/under for the game is set at 66.5.

    The week six matchup is Tennessee’s first trip to Baton Rouge since 2011 when the Vols lost in the infamous 13-men on the field game.

    Tennessee is 3-1 against the spread this season but 0-1 against the spread in SEC play, failing to cover as an 11-point favorite against Florida. The over has hit three times in Tennessee games this season while the under has hit once.

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    LSU is 3-2 against the spread this season and 1-1 against the spread in SEC play. The over had hit just once in LSU games this season while the under has hit four times.

    The Tigers are 4-1 on the season and winners of four straight after dropping the season opener against Florida State in New Orleans. LSU is coming off an emotional an hard fought win at Auburn where the Bayou Bengals overcame a 17-0 first half lead by scoring the game’s final 21 points.

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    LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels exited the win over Auburn in the fourth quarter with a knee injury and did not return as the Tigers held on to beat Auburn. First year coach Brin Kelly said there was no structural damage in Daniels’ knee and that he believed the quarterback would be “okay”.

    The Arizona State transfer quarterback has been very effective on the ground this season and even if Daniels plays the knee injury could limit his rushing ability.

    Tennessee has injury concerns as well, most notably All-SEC receiver Cedric Tillman who continues to recover from an ankle injury he suffered against Akron.

    Kick off from Tiger Stadium is at noon ET. ESPN will broadcast the game.

    Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.