Not so Mean Green: Tennessee opens as a huge favorite against North Texas

Vegas believe Tennessee is in for a laugher this week. Jim Brown USA TODAY Sports

It would be a shock if 5-4 Tennessee doesn't earn its sixth win at home this week against 1-8 North Texas, but just how big of an upset would it be? Well the game's opening line was set at 40.5-points in favor of the Vols, according to Vegas Insider.

Can Tennessee really win by five plus touchdowns? Considering the Mean Green lost to Portland State by 59, Louisiana Tech by 43, Iowa by 46 and lost to 1-8 SMU by 18, the huge point spread may not be big enough.