The Bowling Green Falcons will take on the Tennessee Volunteers at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Neyland Stadium. These teams last met in 2015 in Nashville in a game the Volunteers won 59-30. Both are coming off disappointing 2020 campaigns and are looking to get their programs going in the right direction.
The Volunteers are favored by 35-points in the latest Tennessee vs. Bowling Green odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over-under is set at 61. Before locking in any Bowling Green vs. Tennessee picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
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- Tennessee vs. Bowling Green spread: Tennessee -35
- Tennessee vs. Bowling Green over-under: 61 points
What you need to know about Tennessee
The Volunteers are coming off a 3-7 campaign and they turned to new coach Josh Heupel, previously at UCF, after firing Jeremy Pruitt in the offseason in the midst of an NCAA investigation. Offense is Heupel's specialty, and he'll look to revive a unit that ranked 109th nationally in scoring offense last year.
Joe Milton, a transfer from Michigan, was named the starting quarterback on Monday. He'll have a relatively experienced offensive line to protect him and will look to receivers Jalin Hyatt and Velus Jones Jr. frequently. Defense might be the biggest challenge for the Vols. They gave up over 30 points per game last year and were hit hard by transfers on that side of the ball in the offseason.
What you need to know about Bowling Green
Coming off of an uninspired 0-5 record last season, Bowling Green has set its aspirations higher this year. It's Year 3 for coach Scot Loeffler and his challenge is to turn around a program that has won just 12 total games since 2015.
The Falcons do return leading rusher Terion Stewart, who scored four touchdowns in last year's abbreviated campaign. Quarterback Matt McDonald is also back after starting all five games last year.
How to make Bowling Green vs. Tennessee picks
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