The new AP Poll will be released Monday afternoon, and there’s a good chance that Pitt’s home matchup against Tennessee will be a battle of two ranked teams.
While Pitt will host Tennessee at Acrisure Stadium, as the higher ranked team in the AP Poll, Pitt has opened as an underdog against the Volunteers. Pitt is a 5-point underdog against Tennessee, according to Circa Sports, and the over/under has been set at a robust 69.5 points.
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DraftKings Sportsbook has Pitt as 6-point underdogs, and the over/under has been set at 65 points. The betting odds regarding the spread and the over/under are set at -110, and the Money line cannot be bet upon yet.
FanDuel Sportsbook is slightly higher on Pitt, setting Pitt as 5.5-point underdogs, with both bets against the spread holding -110 odds. The over/under has been set at 64.5 points, with both options holding -110 odds. Pitt holds +188 odds against the Money line.
Tennessee is coming off a 59-10 season-opening win against Ball State, in which Hendon Hooker racked up 233 total yards and four touchdowns. Following last season’s 7-6 schedule, the Vols are expected to take a step forward this season.
Pitt and Tennessee have met three times before, with the most recent matchup coming last season. Kenny Pickett threw for 285 yards and scored a combined three touchdowns in a 41-34 win at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Pitt is 3-0 all-time against Tennessee. The previous matchups came back in 1980 (30-6 win) and 1983 (13-3 win).
Despite a 7-6 record, Tennessee only finished 5-8 against the spread last season. The Vols did hit the over 10 times last season on the back of Hooker’s strong offense.