Tennessee vs. Akron Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 17

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The No. 15 Tennessee Volunteers (2-0) take the field against the Akron Zips (1-1) in college football action at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Tennessee vs. Akron Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 47.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Tennessee as the favorites.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 67.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Tennessee vs. Akron Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Stadium: Neyland Stadium

Betting Preview

Tennessee

  • Last year, Tennessee put up 0.2 fewer points per game (39.3) than Akron gave up (39.5).
  • When the Volunteers recorded over 39.5 points last season, they were 5-1 against the spread and 6-0 overall.
  • Tennessee collected 474.8 yards per game last season, just 8.2 more than the 466.6 Akron gave up per outing.
  • In games that the Volunteers totaled over 466.6 yards last year, the team was 3-2 against the spread and 4-1 overall.
  • Last year Tennessee rushed for 31.1 fewer yards per game (217.8) than Akron allowed per contest (248.9).
  • Last season the Volunteers had a 2-2 ATS record and a 4-0 overall record in games the team rushed for over 248.9 yards.

Akron

  • Akron put up 19.8 points per game last season, 9.3 fewer than Tennessee allowed (29.1).
  • When the Zips recorded over 29.1 points last year, they were 3-0 against the spread and 2-1 overall.
  • Akron averaged 77.4 fewer yards per game (344.3) than Tennessee allowed (421.7) per contest last year.
  • The Zips were 2-0 against the spread and 1-1 overall when the team picked up more than 421.7 yards last year.
  • Akron rushed for 127.3 yards per game last season, 21.2 fewer than the 148.5 Tennessee allowed per contest.
  • Last season the Zips had a 1-3 ATS record and a 1-3 overall record in games the team ran for over 148.5 yards.

Tennessee vs. Akron Betting Analysis

Tennessee Betting Insights

  • Tennessee had five wins in 13 games against the spread last season.
  • The Volunteers were the moneyline favorite six total times last season. They finished 5-1 in those games.
  • The Volunteers did not play a game last season with moneyline odds of or shorter.
  • Last season, 10 of Tennessee’s 13 games hit the over.

Zips Betting Insights

  • Akron beat the spread five times in 12 games last season.
  • Akron didn’t have a win ATS (0-1) as 47.5-point or more underdogs last season.
  • The Zips were underdogs in nine games last season and won one (11.1%) of those contests.
  • The Zips had a record of 1-7, a 16.7% win rate, when they were set as an underdog of or more by bookmakers last season.
  • There were six Akron games (out of 12) that hit the over last year.

Tennessee vs. Akron Against The Spread & Betting Records

Tennessee

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 62.5 61.3 64.4
Implied Total AVG 39.8 41.1 37.8
ATS Record 5-8-0 3-5-0 2-3-0
Over/Under Record 10-3-0 6-2-0 4-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 5-1 4-0 1-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-5 0-3 1-2

Zips

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.0 57.6 56.5
Implied Total AVG 39.0 35.3 42.7
ATS Record 5-7-0 2-4-0 3-3-0
Over/Under Record 6-6-0 1-5-0 5-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 1-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-8 0-5 1-3

Last Season’s Leaders

Tennessee

  • Jeremy Banks had one interception to go with 108 tackles, seven TFL, 5.5 sacks, and one pass defended last year.
  • In 13 games in 2021, Trevon Flowers registered two interceptions to go with 62 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.
  • Byron Young collected 5.5 sacks to go with 10 TFL, 35 tackles, and one interception in 13 games played a season ago.
  • Aaron Beasley posted 1.5 sacks to go with three TFL and 62 tackles in 13 games.

Zips

  • With 1.5 sacks to go with five TFL and 69 tackles in 12 games, Jeslord Boateng was a key contributor on defense.
  • Jaylen Kelly-Powell accumulated one sack to go along with one TFL, 60 tackles, and one interception in 12 games.
  • Charles Amankwaa helped on defense with three interceptions to go along with 38 tackles, two TFL, one sack, and three passes defended in 12 games.
  • With one sack to go along with one TFL and 55 tackles, Andrew Behm made a big impact on D.

Tennessee vs. Akron Predictions and Pick

Tennessee vs. Akron betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Zips (+47.5)

    Pick OU:

    Under (67.5)

How to Bet on Tennessee vs. Akron

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Our pick to win this matchup is Tennessee, and we predict that Akron will cover the spread (Tennessee -47.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 67.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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