UT head coach Butch Jones talks players at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess/News Sentinel
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -
Early betting lines from a Las Vegas casino might show just how slim Tennessee's margin for error in 2013 really is.
Of the seven UT games for which the Golden Nugget issued an early line, the Vols are favored in three. The casino has UT as a slight edge to win in its final three games -- against Auburn, Vanderbilt and Kentucky.
The rest of the picture isn't as rosy. As expected, UT is a heavy underdog at Oregon (25 points) and Alabama (27 points).