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No. 3 Alabama vs. No. 6 Tennessee picks and best bets for Week 7 SEC matchup

The Crimson Tide and Volunteers meet for the Third Saturday in October. Here’s everything you need to know for the game.

Ramel Keyton #80 of the Tennessee Volunteers with Amari Burney #2 of the Florida Gators defendingat Neyland Stadium on September 24, 2022 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tennessee won the game 38-33. Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images

It’s the Third Saturday in Fall, and the No. 6 Tennessee Volunteers will host the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide at Neyland Stadium on Saturday with kickoff set for 3:30 p..m. ET. The most anticipated matchup of the weekend and perhaps of the entire SEC regular season, the Vols will be looking to prove that their team is the real deal, while Alabama comes off a too-close-for-comfort win over Texas A&M.

Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!

SP+ Rankings

Alabama: No. 2 overall, No. 4 offense, No. 2 defense
Tennessee: No. 7 overall, No. 2 offense, No. 39 defense

Injury update


QB Bryce Young - GTD (shoulder)


WR Cedric Tillman - Questionable (ankle)


Against The Spread

Alabama: 4-2 ATS
Tennessee: 4-1 ATS


Alabama: Over 2-4
Tennessee: Over 3-2

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Alabama: No. 1 overall, No. 1 offense, No. 1 defense
Tennessee: No. 21 overall, No. 21 offense, No. 19 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Alabama -9
Total: 66.5
Moneyline: Alabama -320, Tennessee +265

Opening line: Alabama -7.5
Opening total: 65.5


76 degrees, 10 MPH wind, 6% chance of rain

The Pick

Tennessee +9

Is this crazy to think? I thought the Crimson Tide would blow out Texas and have no problems against Texas A&M, and it’s often the games that you think might actually be competitive that Alabama comes into and absolutely dominates. But this Tennessee team is ready, and they’ve had this date circled on their calendars for a year. Bryce Young is still questionable to play, and barring Hendon Hooker getting injured in the first half, I think UT has a good chance to keep it close.