To beat the NCAA football odds, you have to put a heck of a lot of work into your craft. Our college football expert handicappers have done just that here at Cappers Info, and we think that we have the winning edge for the clash between the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Oregon Ducks.
Free Football Picks: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Oregon Ducks
Date: Saturday, September 14th, 3:30 ET
Location: Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR
Week 3 Betting Odds: Oregon -28.5 (72.5)
Tennessee vs. Oregon Live TV Coverage: ABC
A few years ago when the Volunteers and the Ducks met in Knoxville, these two teams clearly didn’t belong on the same field. The Ducks rolled to a 48-13 victory in Rocky Top, and that game was never even remotely funny or close. This time around, the oddsmakers are expecting much of the same, but we’re not all that sure that that is going to be the case come Saturday afternoon in Eugene. Much has been made out of the fact that the Quack Attack has just rolled through its first two foes this year. This though, is a much different challenge from a team that is probably going to make a bowl game out of the SEC.
Tennessee really hasn’t played anyone either this year, but it is clear already that Head Coach Butch Jones has this team going in a better direction. DT Mo Couch is going to be ineligible for this game, which is really going to hurt, but the real question in our eyes is whether the Vols can score enough to hang inside of four TDs in this one. Thus far this season, the team has really run the heck out of the football with RB Rajion Neal and RB Marlin Lane, Jr., both of which are fantastic athletes. QB Justin Worley is going to have to put the ball in the air in this one to cover, but we think that he’ll do it with a degree of success. Don’t get us wrong. QB Marcus Mariota and the Ducks are going to get into at least the 40s, if not at least into the 50s in this one. However, Tennessee will get into the 20s and figure out how to stick in front of the college football odds.
Tennessee vs. Oregon Pick: Tennessee Volunteers +28.5
Tennessee @ Oregon Score Prediction: Oregon 48 – Tennessee 24