Free NCAA Football Prediction: Crimson Tide vs. Gators Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 3
(2-0) Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Florida Gators (2-0)
Date: Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Crimson Tide -15, Gators +15
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Crimson Tide -700 Gators +520
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 58.5
The Alabama Crimson Tide will be on the road to take on the Florida Gators in a highly anticipated matchup.
This is a rematch of the SEC Championship game where the Tide won 52-46.
The Crimson Tide are a 15 point favorite in a lot of books, but I have seen some as high as 16. It is not surprising they are such heavy favorites even against a ranked team.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama did exactly what they were supposed to do against the Mercer Bears on Saturday as they won 48-14, however they did not cover the massive spread.
Bryce Young looked sharp in game number 2. He went 19/27 for 227 passing yards and 3 touchdowns.
Of course, I am not surprised that they beat the Bears, but I thought they would have looked sharper in doing so. It took the tide a little bit to get into a rhythm during the game on Saturday.
When these teams met last, the offense was great for Alabama, but the defense was vulnerable. The circumstances will be different this time as Kyle Trask is no longer the quarterback for the Gators. The defense will be tested by quarterback Emory Jones on Saturday.
The Gators improved to 2-0 on the year as they beat USF by a score of 42-20. They did fail to cover the 28.5 point spread, even though it looked like they would for a good part of that game.
Despite the win, quarterback Emory Jones did not look that great. He was 14/22 with 151 yards and 2 picks. He will have to be much sharper in this one as Alabama has a way better defense than the Bulls do. He will certainly have his hands full on Saturday.
Jones has to prove that he should be the starter. If he does not start off well on Saturday, I would not be surprised to see him get pulled.
Quarterback Anthony Richardson looked good in a limited sample on Saturday. He was 3/3 with 152 yards of passing and 2 touchdowns.
So far, the defense has been good for this team. In 2 games, they have allowed a total of 34 points. They will face their biggest test of the year when trying to stop the Tide offense. Frankly, I would consider it an accomplishment if they held Alabama to 34 points in 1 game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Alabama is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
- Alabama is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against Florida.
- Alabama is 5-0 SU in their last 5 road games.
- The total has gone over in 7 of Alabama’s last 8 games played in week 3.
- Florida is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone over in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games.
- The total has gone over in 5 of Florida’s last 5 games played against Alabama.
- Florida is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Saturday.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
I like Alabama to win this game straight up.
4* Free Week 2 NCAA Betting Pick: Alabama SU
I feel very confident with the Tide in this particular game. I do not feel as great with them on the spread though. They were heavy favorites against the Gators when they met last and it turned out to a very close game. I look for the Tide to be explosive on offense and to limit big plays by Emory Jones and Florida. Give me the Crimson Tide in this one.
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