How Tennessee Football Fared Against the Spread This Regular Season

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With the Tennessee Football regular season now in the rearview mirror, it’s a great time to look back on the 12-game stretch and the betting lines that came with it.

While sports betting and gambling aren’t for everyone, the spread does give a good sense of how Tennessee stacked up against extended expectations over the 12-game stretch.

Overall, Josh Heupel’s Volunteers finished with a 9-3 record against the spread. The only times where Tennessee did not cover the spread were in both losses (Georgia, South Carolina) and the close five-point win against Florida near the beginning of the season.

Remarkably enough, Tennessee was the favorite in all but two games this season, drawing a +9 line against Alabama at home and a +10 line against Georgia on the road.

In addition to the spread, Tennessee hit the over in seven out of the 12 games this season.

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Here’s a look at all of Tennessee’s 12 regular season games and the betting lines that were attached to them. All lines are from ESPN and via Caesars Sportsbook:

Game 1: Ball State 10 @ Tennessee 59

Spread: TENN -33.5
Over/Under: 66.5
Winning margin: +49
Spread HIT, Over HIT

Game 2: Tennessee 34 @ Pittsburgh 27

Spread: TENN -6.0
Over/Under: 62.5
Winning margin: +7
Spread HIT, Under HIT

Game 3: Akron 6 @ Tennessee 63

Spread: TENN -47.5
Over/Under: 67.0
Winning margin: +57
Spread HIT, Over HIT

Game 4: Florida 33 @ Tennessee 38

Spread: TENN -11
Over/Under: 62.0
Winning margin: +5
Spread MISSED, Over HIT

Game 5: Tennessee 40 @ LSU 13

Spread: TENN -2.5
Over/Under: 63.5
Winning margin: +27
Spread HIT, Under HIT

Game 6: Alabama 49 @ Tennessee 52

Spread: TENN +9.0
Over/Under: 68.0
Winning margin: +3
Spread HIT, Over HIT

Game 7: UT Martin 24 @ Tennessee 65

Spread: TENN -39.0
Over/Under: 71.5
Winning margin: +41
Spread HIT, Over HIT

Game 8: Kentucky 6 @ Tennessee 44

Spread: TENN -11.5
Over/Under: 62.5
Winning margin: +38
Spread HIT, Under HIT

Game 9: Tennessee 13 @ Georgia 27

Spread: TENN +10.0
Over/Under: 65.5
Winning margin: -14
Spread MISSED, Under HIT

Game 10: Missouri 24 @ Tennessee 66

Spread: TENN -19.0
Over/Under: 57.5
Winning margin: +42
Spread HIT, Over HIT

Game 11: Tennessee 38 @ South Carolina 63

Spread: TENN -22.5
Over/Under: 67.0
Winning margin: -25
Spread MISSED, Over HIT

Game 12: Tennessee 56, Vanderbilt 0

Spread: TENN -14.0
Over/Under: 64.0
Winning margin: +56
Spread HIT, Under HIT

Author: Ethan Moore