On Thursday, January 2 (7:00 pm Eastern time), a throw-in will be held at Gator against Indiana Hoosiers (8-4, 5-4 of the Big Ten) and Tennessee Volunteers (7-5, 5-3 of SEC ) Hoosiers opened as -1 favorites, but since then the line has changed in favor of Volunteers.
Tennessee Volunteers (7-5, 5-3 of SEC )
Hunt knows that the Tennessee defense has strengthened over the course of the season, and 6-1 volunteers are against spreading in the last seven games as a result. The defense made 14 interceptions and 30 bags, with Daniel Beatuli and Nigel Warrior, leaders. Bituli has 80 team gear and three bags, while the Warrior has 68 gear and four interceptions. Darrell Taylor leads a seven-bag team.
Tennessee covered the spread in four of six games after winning this season, and the Vols won five in a row, defeating Vanderbilt 28–10 in the regular-season finale. Freshman Eric Gray ran in this game 246 yards after 207 for the season. Juniors Tai Chandler (620 yards) and Tim Jordan (424) also see a lot of time in the background.
Indiana Hoosiers (8-4, 5-4 of the Big Ten)
Vols may be on the rise, but that doesn’t mean that they will cover the Tennessee vs. Indiana spread in the Gator Bowl 2020. Hunt also knows that Peyton Ramsey has strengthened since he became the main defender for the Hoosiers, who are 5-2 against the spread after winning in this season. Indiana scores a double-overtime victory at Purdue, where Ramsey throws 337 yards and three TDs. The youngest shared time with Michael Penix Jr. all season, until the latter was lost during the season with a clavicle injury. Ramsey threw at 2,227 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Ramsey has an elite target at Whop Philyor, which has 1001 gaining yards and five touchdowns. Running back, Stevie Scott III also carries his weight, rushing for 845 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Hoosiers, who are 5-4 against spreading in non-conference games in three seasons under the guidance of coach Tom Allen.
Betting Trend Statistic
- 6-2 ATS vs a team with a winning record
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games
- The over is 5-1 in Hoosiers last 6 games overall
- 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall
- 6-2 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games
- The under is 4-0 in Volunteers last 4 games overall
Indiana Hoosiers vs Tennessee Volunteers – Prediction
Indiana’s only losses this season are against teams ranked during the games, including no. 6 Ohio, and then no. 9 Penn State. During the last game of the regular season, Purdue pushed the Hoosiers to double overtime, but Peyton Ramsey scored prize points with a 1-yard touchdown.
Tennessee began the regular season with the shocking loss of 38-30 Georgia states in Knoxville. Volunteer defeats included losses for three ranking teams (Florida, Georgia, Alabama) before the season ended with five consecutive wins.
The best players of both teams include receivers. Indiana boasts Whop Philyor, which recorded 69 catches at 1,001 yards and five touchdowns. Tennessee lead receiver Jowan Jennings secured 57 catches at 942 yards and eight touchdowns.
Comparing this season’s statistics, Indiana is ahead of Tennessee in all offensive categories except fast yards per game. The decisive factor is likely to stand up for defense since there are three players with a total of 62 or more in Tennessee this season.
If the victorious impulse of the volunteers continues five times on Thursday, their defense will have to change the situation against a powerful passing attack by Hoosiers. Like last time, when two teams played bowling (27-22 Tennessee on January 2, 1988, in the Peach Ball), this game may end with another close game.
- Against the Spread Pick: INDIAN +2.5 TENN – 2,5
- Over Under Pick: Over 54.5
- The computer predicted score INDIAN vs TENN: 27.2 : 27.8