Free NCAA Football Prediction: Crimson Tide vs. Hurricanes Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 1
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, September 4th, 2021
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Crimson Tide -18.5, Hurricanes +18.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Alabama -1100 | Miami +700
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U 61.5
On Saturday, Alabama will be playing at a familiar venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. This is a place they have played well at over the years. In fact, they have never lost there.
Opposing the Crimson Tide are the Miami Hurricanes who are trying to build off a year ago where they went 8-3 overall.
Miami Coach Manny Diaz has high expectations and he will be challenged in week 1 when he goes against Nick Saban & co.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The Tide will start their title defense on Saturday. Unlike season openers in the past, this game against the Canes will be no easy one.
Alabama lost plenty of players on both sides of the ball to the NFL draft. There will be plenty of new faces to keep an eye on. As it seems every year, the Tide have plenty of talent on their squad.
Some key losses for them include Heisman Trophy Winner Devonta Smith and Quarterback Mac Jones.
Bryce Young will be the gunslinger for week 1. He will have big shoes to fill. It will be interesting to see how Young gels with new offensive coordinator, Bill O’Brien,
Miami will get no break to start off the season as they have to take on the defending national champions and #1 ranked team in week 1 of their 2021 season.
The Canes come into this season with high expectations. The team returns 19 starters. Manny Diaz has built a good culture with this team and he will look to improve upon a 2020 season where they went 8-3.
D’Eriq King will be back to quarterback this team. He is fully recovered from a Torn ACL. He has high expectations this season, but it will interesting to see how he looks after the injury. It goes without saying, but he will have to play very good if the Canes end up winning this thing.
Besides Clemson, the Hurricanes are not used to seeing teams that are as talented and well coached as the Crimson Tide. They will have to play nearly perfect football in order to win on Saturday.
Head Coach Manny Diaz will also be calling plays on defense this year. This is seen as a good thing because Diaz is considered a very good defensive coach. I am not all that confident he will be able to devise a defensive scheme that can neutralize the Tide.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Alabama is 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games.
- Alabama is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
- Alabama is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games played in week 1.
- Alabama is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games on Saturday.
- Miami is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Miami is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games on Saturday as the home team.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
No surprise here, but I am rolling with the Tide. I would get the 18.5 before it jumps any higher, which it likely will.
4* Free Week 1 NCAA Betting Pick: Alabama -18.5
I get that this spread is a high one with 2 ranked teams, but there is a reason why. Alabama is a much better team and they should be able to take care of a Miami Squad that wishes to be on their level. As the game goes on, I can see Alabama taking total control.
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