Take Tennessee Football -21 and the Under 59.5 when the Vols face the UTSA Roadrunners Saturday. They still have issues to work out, but UTSA’s offense is an issue, and the Vols are still reliable on defense, at least when it comes to rushing the passer.
What about prop bets within the game, though? With no bets involving individuals given how little we know about the health of the teams and the state of the offenses, this is a hard one to predict. Here are the three best bets to make for UT vs. UTSA.
UTSA +5.5 first quarter spread
It’s pretty clear at this point that the Vols are a bad first quarter team. For three straight games, fans have been furious over the way the offense has looked during that time. Because the offense will still take time to get going, it’s best to once again bet against UT in the first quarter. Think like a 3-0 score or something like that, particularly since like most other teams, UTSA will try to control the clock.
Tennessee -11.5 first half spread
Although the first quarter will be frustrating, Tennessee Football will get it going in the second quarter. The Vols will do what they did at the end of the first half against the Virginia Cavaliers and score multiple times to take control of the game. As a result, while they’ll barely have a first quarter lead, they’ll go into halftime up two touchdowns or more with fans feeling better about the game and the team.
UTSA Under 18.5
We know about the Vols’ defensive strengths. UTSA, meanwhile, is seriously injured on offense. Everything goes through quarterback Frank Harris, and he’s a game-time decision. Even if he plays, his mobility will be limited, and that’s a huge part of his game. As a result, Tennessee Football will hold UTSA to well under 18.5 points. In fact, they might score single digits.