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College Football Handicapping: Week 3
(2-0) Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (1-1)
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Alabama -25.5
NCAA Betting Total: 61.5
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We have reached week three of the college football season and in this game it’s a non-conference showdown. In this game the Alabama Crimson Tide make the trip to Columbia, South Carolina to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks.
This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2010.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson Tide have done exactly what they are supposed to against teams that aren’t on their level, dominate them.
After a slow start in the first quarter against Duke they dominated the second half and that led to a 42-3 victory. In their last game they took New Mexico State and it was another elite showing coming out ahead 62-10.
At quarterback the Crimson Tide are led by Tua Tagovailoa who has been strong this year throwing for 563 yards, seven touchdowns, and zero interceptions.
They really haven’t needed him to be good to have success, but he has still looked like one of the best quarterbacks in football.
On the defensive side the Crimson Tide are giving up only 6.5 points per game and in this game that defense is going to need to be elite again.
South Carolina Gamecocks
On the other side of this matchup is the South Carolina Gamecocks who have a lot of question marks heading into the season.
To open the season they were big favorites over UNC but the offense couldn’t do enough and that led to a four point loss. In their last game they took on Charleston Southern and they did exactly what they should have, dominated them with no issues.
One of the big issues is the quarterback. Jake Bentley is out for the season so the Gamecocks have turned to Ryan Hilinski who was okay in the last game, but the Crimson Tide are going to be a different test.
In this game if they want any chance to pull the upset, they are going to need Hilinski to play a near perfect game. If he struggles and has a couple of turnovers, there is a good chance this game gets ugly quickly.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 8-1 in ALA last 9 games in September.
- Under is 18-8 in SOCAR last 26 conference games.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Pick
I think Hilinski struggles for the Gamecocks and that is going to be the difference in this game,
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Alabama -25.5
The Crimson Tide defense is going to have many takeaways and I don’t see the Gamecocks scoring many points in this game. Back the Crimson Tide to win this game and cover the spread with ease.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Alabama 42 – South Carolina 13
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