The Tennessee Volunteers have somewhat of an odd streak going against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
They’ve lost each of their last three games to Alabama by 31 points.
- 2010: Alabama 41 Tennessee 10
- 2011: Alabama 37 Tennessee 6
- 2012: Alabama 44 Tennessee 13
On Sunday, Alabama opened as a heavy favorite over the Vols.
According to @DannySheridan1, Alabama opens as a -26.5 favorite over Tennessee. High or low?
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 20, 2013
Tennessee hasn’t beat Alabama since 2006 and they haven’t won in Tuscaloosa since 2003.
The Vols have improved tremendously over the first few weeks of the season, but they are definitely not equipped to go into Tuscaloosa and beat the number one team in the nation.
Nick Saban doesn’t overlook any team and you can be certain that Tennessee has his full attention.
Saban is famous for talking up Alabama’s opponents and you can expect more of the same this week.
Tennessee might cover the spread this week, which means they’d break at least one streak (losing by 31), just not the one that really matters.
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