The best offshore sports betting sites favor the Tennessee Volunteers by 2.5 points over the Indiana Hoosiers, as the spread goes for the 2020 Gator Bowl on January 2, with kickoff scheduled for 7.
Tennessee vs. Indiana 2020 Gator Bowl Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Tennessee U||-2½ (-115)||54½ (-110)||-140|
|Indiana||+2½ (-105)||54½ (-110)||+120|
Betting Tennessee Volunteers
The Vols finished the regular season 7-5 SU (5-3 in SEC play) and 7-5 ATS, per the best online sportsbooks. Starting QB Jarrett Guarantano is 134 of 226 (59.3%) for 1,937 with 16 TDs, six picks, and 14 sacks. Wide receiver Jauan Jennings has 57 receptions for 942 yards and eight TDs. Running back Ty Chandler has rushed for 620 yards and three TDs on 123 carries. Tennessee ranks 101st in the country in total offense with 364.8 yards per game. The Vols score 24.3 points per game (98th).
Linebacker Darrell Taylor has seven sacks, fellow LB Daniel Bituli has 80 tackles, and defensive back Nigel Warrior has four interceptions. Tennessee allows 337.1 total yards (28th) and 191.3 passing yards (16th) per game. The Vols’ 29th-ranked scoring defense (21.7 ppg) has held opponents to 20 or fewer points in their last four games.
The Volunteers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games playing Big Ten schools. 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. And 6-1 ATS in their last seven neutral site games as a favorite. All according to the best offshore sports betting sites.
“The Vols have to win their bowl game if they are going to prove that they truly have taken a step forward. After all, despite beating two teams on the road who are 7-5 and 6-6 respectively, there is still a case to be made that the only reason they were better than their 5-7 campaign in 2018 is due to an easier schedule,” says this dude.
Betting Indiana Hoosiers
The Hoosiers went 8-4 SU (5-4 in Big Ten play) and, as recorded by the best offshore sports betting sites, 7-5 ATS. Starting QB Peyton Ramsey is 184 of 266 (69.2%) for 2,227 yards for 13 TDs, four picks, and 21 sacks. Wide receiver Whop Philyor has 69 catches for 1001 yards and five TDs. Indiana has the 14th best passing offense (308.7 yards per game). Running back Stevie Scott has 845 yards and 10 TDs on 178 carries. The Hoosiers gain 443.6 total yards per game, which ranks them 32nd in the country. Indiana averages 32.6 points per game (37th).
Allen Stallings has five sacks, linebacker Micah McFadden has 55 tackles, and defensive back Reese Taylor has one interception. The Hoosiers’ total defense ranks 37th in the country, allowing 350.4 yards per game. Indiana allows 24.5 points per game (46th) but have conceded a combined total of 114 in the last three games.
The Hoosiers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games after an ATS loss. 4-1 ATS in their last five games after a straight-up win. And 6-2 ATS playing a team with a winning record.
Offensive coordinator Kalen DeBoer decided to call the plays one last time in the Gator Bowl. DeBoer was recently named the new head coach at Fresno State. On the other hand, Scott is still dealing with an injured leg that could limit him. Or even keep him out of the Gator Bowl completely. That would not bode well for an Indiana run game that struggles even with a healthy Scott.
Tennessee vs. Indiana 2020 Gator Bowl Pick
Indiana’s once stout defense really let itself go in the final stretch of the season. Unless it shows up at the Gator Bowl, Tennessee will have a field day with those out-of-nowhere explosive plays.