| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 | PITTSBURGH PANTHERS VS. TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS

The fans at Neyland Stadium will be treated to a game between the Pittsburgh Panthers and the Tennessee Volunteers when they take their seats on Saturday.

Oddsmakers opened the Panthers as -1-point favorites versus the Volunteers, while the game's total opened at 53.

Tennessee was a 38-6 winner in its last match at home against Falcons. They failed to cover the -37-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 44 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Pittsburgh was a 51-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against Minutemen. They covered the -38-point spread as favorites, while the total score (58) made winners of OVER bettors.

Pittsburgh:

Team record: 1-0 SU,1-0 ATS

Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games

Pittsburgh is 5-9-1 ATS in its last 15 games

Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Tennessee:

Team record: 1-0 SU,0-1 ATS

Tennessee is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games

Tennessee is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tennessee's last 8 games

Next up:

Pittsburgh home to Western Michigan Saturday, September 18

Tennessee home to Tennessee Tech Saturday, September 18

Pat Narduzzi kicked off his seventh season as head coach of the Panthers with a 51-7 win over UMass. The Pittsburgh offense made easy work of the Minutemen defense, piling up 598 yards in the blowout victory. Meanwhile, a tenacious Pitt defense limited UMass to just 209 yards of total offense. The Panthers will be in for a much bigger test on the road against the Vols.

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Oddsmakers are betting on the fact that the Vols’ offense has not come together with Joe Milton III at quarterback yet and will struggle against what should be a solid defense. Honestly, they’re probably right.

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This week the Fearless Prediction is looking to improve to 2-0 with Pittsburgh coming to Neyland Stadium. The weather forecast looks terrific in Knoxville with sunny skies and a high of 81. The Vols would prefer this game be played on the surface of the sun, but the visitors from the north will have pleasant conditions for the high noon kickoff.

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KEY INJURIES

Tennessee could have a couple of key players back for its key early-season non-conference game against Pittsburgh on Saturday (Noon, ESPN) at Neyland Stadium. Head coach Josh Heupel said the Vols expect wide receiver Jimmy Calloway to be back from injury after he missed the season opener against Bowling Green, and added that Tennessee is preparing like defensive end/outside linebacker Byron Young will be back as well with word from the NCAA on his eligibility issue expected this week. Heupel also said the Vols will monitor the status of starting center Cooper Mays throughout the week after he left the opener with an ankle injury.

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