Clay Travis makes his prediction for the Tennessee-Indiana Gator Bowl
Back on Jan. 2 for the first time since 2016, the Taxslayer Gator Bowl will matchup the Tennessee Volunteers against the Indiana Hoosiers. Sports media personality Clay Travis wasn’t shy about who he believes will win the game.
“I love the Vols here, and I like the over,” Travis said in a video on Twitter. “The Vols will get it done, and the SEC will move to 7-2 in bowl games.”
Tennessee and Indiana have met just one other time, and ironically, that previous matchup came exactly 32 years ago. The Volunteers defeated the Hoosiers, 27-22, in the Peach Bowl on Jan. 2, 1988.
As Travis explained, Tennessee is favored by 3.5 points. The Volunteers didn’t record as many regular season wins as the Hoosiers, but Tennessee enters the Gator Bowl on a five-game winning streak. The Volunteers have also won six of their last seven games with the only loss coming against Alabama.
Indiana went 8-4 in the Big Ten, but the Hoosiers lost two of their last three games. Those defeats came on the road at Penn State and home against Michigan. Indiana also lost at Michigan State and home against Ohio State.
This will be Tennessee’s first bowl game under current head coach Jeremy Pruitt. The Volunteers went 5-7 in Pruitt’s first season last year. Tennessee went 7-5 this season despite beginning 2019 with two losses to Georgia State and BYU. The Volunteers also lost to Florida and Georgia in the first six weeks of the season.
Check out all of Travis’ insight into betting on the Gator Bowl below:
“In tonight’s Gator Bowl between the Vols and the Hoosiers I love Tennessee and I love the over. The Vols will get it done and the SEC will move to 7-2 in bowl games.”—@ClayTravis pic.twitter.com/rJlRhC2pl2
— Outkick the Coverage (@Outkick) January 2, 2020