The release of this line was delayed thanks to the uncertainty regarding the status of Tua Tagovailoa following his Week 7 injury suffered against Missouri but after Nick Saban noted during his Monday press conference that his quarterback should be able to play this week at Tennessee, an opening point spread has been released.

According to Vegas Insider, which has released the first opening line for this game, Alabama is initially listed as a 28.5-point favorite over Tennessee in Neyland Stadium.

Tennessee, 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the SEC, is coming off a 30-24 win at Auburn while Alabama, 7-0 overall, 4-0 in the SEC, on the season, beat Missouri 39-10 last weekend in Tuscaloosa. The game is set to kick off a 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on CBS.

This matchup will be the first game in which Jeremy Pruitt coaches against his former boss, Nick Saban.