UTSA Roadrunners vs. Tennessee Volunteers 09-23-23 NCAAF Picks, Prediction, and Odds

UTSA Roadrunners vs. Tennessee Volunteers 09/23/23 – As NCAAF Week 4 heats up, it’s time to solidify your daily NCAAF picks with in-depth game analysis. Coming off diverging paths, the UTSA Roadrunners (1-2) and the Tennessee Volunteers (2-1) are set to collide on September 23, 2023, at 4:00 PM ET. The battle will unfold at the Neyland Stadium and will be broadcast live on SECN.

UTSA Roadrunners vs. Tennessee Volunteers

Date & Time: Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 4:00 PM ET  

Location: Neyland Stadium  


UTSA Roadrunners vs. Tennessee Volunteers 09/23/23 Betting Odds

UTSA +870+21 (-110)59 over (-112)
Tennessee -1500-21 (-110)59 under (-108)

UTSA Roadrunners Analysis

The Roadrunners’ offense has been a mixed bag so far this season. Quarterback Frank Harris has completed 44 of his 73 pass attempts, amassing 423 yards but with a lackluster average of 5.8 yards per pass attempt. His 2 touchdowns against 3 interceptions indicate room for improvement. On the bright side, Kevorian Barnes has been a solid presence on the ground, racking up 245 rushing yards with a commendable 4.8 yards per carry. Joshua Cephus, the team’s go-to wide receiver, has 247 receiving yards and two touchdowns, but the unit as a whole needs to step up to make a real impact.

Defensively, the Roadrunners need to be at their absolute best to counter Tennessee’s potent offense. Their front seven will have to disrupt the passing game and contain the Tennessee ground attack to even dream of an upset. They have the skill set, but the real question is whether they can execute on game day.

Tennessee Volunteers Analysis

The Volunteers have showcased a balanced and dynamic offense. Joe Milton III has completed 62 of his 97 pass attempts, amassing 716 yards. His 6 touchdowns against a single interception indicate that he’s judicious with his throws. Jaylen Wright, the lead running back, has piled up 296 yards with a stunning average of 7.2 yards per carry. Although he has yet to find the end zone, his productivity is a concern for any defense. Wide receiver Bru McCoy has added 166 yards and a touchdown to the Volunteers’ air attack.

Defensively, the Volunteers have held their own. They’ve been particularly stout at home, which has helped maintain their impressive home winning streak. They’ll need to maintain this strong defensive play to avoid any shocking upsets, especially against a Roadrunners team with some offensive weapons.

UTSA Roadrunners vs. Tennessee Volunteers Against the Spread

The UTSA Roadrunners have had difficulty against the spread recently, posting an unimpressive 1-5 mark over their last six games against the spread. Yet it should be noted that they have shown resilience straight up situations; particularly on the road where they have posted four consecutive wins without covering. This indicates that while they might not always cover, this team still possesses enough grit and determination to earn victories and should make for an interesting dark horse bet at +21 spreads.

On the flipside, Tennessee Volunteers have been in remarkable form against the spread. Over their last 16 games they are 11-5 against the spread, underscoring their ability not only to win but to do it convincingly. Their remarkable home form stands out, with them winning (10-0) every one of those contests at Neyland Stadium with no losses,due to these statistics and current performance, they should cover the -21 spread comfortably – however, bettors should still exercise caution as UTSA may surprise with an upset victory straight up.

UTSA Roadrunners vs. Tennessee Volunteers Free Pick

Moneyline: Tennessee  -1500

Given the Volunteers’ home form and overall better season performance, the moneyline pick would be Tennessee at -1500. 

Spread: UTSA +21 (-110)

Despite Tennessee’s strong form, UTSA’s ability to pull off surprising wins makes taking UTSA at +21 a risky but potentially rewarding pick.

Total: 59 under (-108)

Both teams have seen the total go under in recent games. Given their offensive and defensive tendencies, the UNDER 59 is the smart pick here.

Predicted Score: Tennessee 35, UTSA  17

The Tennessee Volunteers appear poised to continue their winning ways, especially given their dominant home record. However, UTSA’s Roadrunners are not a team to be dismissed lightly, despite being the underdogs. With potent weapons on both sides of the ball, expect a game that might be closer than the odds suggest. For those looking to engage in sports wagering, Canadian top betting websites offer a wide range of options for this game. Always make sure to follow live game stats and adapt your betting strategies accordingly.