With all the preseason hype the Tennessee Volunteers have gotten this year, it's no real surprise that the Vols will be favored against Virginia Tech. South Point Casino, in Las Vegas, has released some early lines for "Games of the Year". The Vols are listed as an 11 point favorite for the Battle At Bristol.
Last season, the Hokies were 2-3 against the spread versus non conference opponents. They were 6-7 against the spread for the entire year. In the 2015 Ohio State contest, the Hokies did not cover the +14. Stay tuned for a complete preview of this game as it gets closer. Most preseason polls have Tennessee in the top ten, and do not have the Hokies ranked. It will be the first true test for first year coach Justin Fuente, who replaced Frank Beamer after 2015.