Free Week 2 Prediction: Red Wolves vs Crimson Tide Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(1-0) Arkansas State Red Wolves vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 8th 2018
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Bryant-Denny Memorial Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NCAA Football Spread: Alabama -36.5
NCAA Betting Total: 65.5
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves collected their first win of the season in a 48-21 romping of the Southeast Missouri Redhawks.
The Alabama Crimson Tide wiped the floors clean with the Louisville Cardinals as they claimed victory in their first contest of the season in a 51-14 win.
Alabama opened up at 37 point favorites while the line has remained pretty stagnant as it sits at 36.5 points with about 72% of the public backing them.
The total opened up at 59 points and has since shot up to 65.5 points.
Arkansas State Red Wolves
Arkansas State’s offense exploded against an under matched Southeast Missouri squad as they produced a whopping 685 total yards of offense while converting 6 of 12 tries on third down and went 2 for 2 on fourth downs.
A knock against their offense though is they turned the ball over three times.
Gunslinger QB Justice Hansen completed 26 of 36 passes for a solid 423 yards while he connect with six different receivers for touchdowns, but he did throw one interception.
RB Marcel Murray led the rushing attack as he produced 54 yards on 10 carries, while he also led the aerial attack with two catches for 75 yards and one touchdown.
On the defensive side they only gave up 285 total yards while they were able to sack the quarterback three times and added 11 tackles for a loss.
They were also very efficient on third downs only allowing Southeast Missouri to convert just 2 of their 14 tries.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama’s offense couldn’t be stopped by a bleak Louisville defense as they produced 519 totals yards of offense while converting 10 of 15 tries to go with one turnover.
QB Tua Tagovailoa got the start and he didn’t disappoint as he completed 12 of 16 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns while he added another 26 yards on the ground to go with one rushing touchdown.
RB Damien Harris led the rushing attack toting the ball seven times for 55 yards, while WR DeVonta Smith led the aerial attack hauling in four catches for 99 yards.
On the defensive side, Alabama was stout as always giving up just 268 total yards while they held Louisville to just 16 rushing yards.
They were able to produce three sacks while they also added 11 tackles for a loss.
The defense was also efficient on third downs where Louisville could only convert 4 of 15 tries.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 8-3 in ARST last 11 road games.
- Under is 15-6 in ARST last 21 games in September.
- ARST are 14-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
- Under is 8-3 in ALA last 11 non-conference games.
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
Alabama cruises past Arkansas State at home.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Arkansas State +36.5
This is a talented Arkansas State squad that is going to give Alabama all they got, but Alabama shouldn’t have a problem claiming victory in this one, the question is can they cover the large spread.
Alabama just handled what was thought to be a potent Louisville offense and should be riding into this game on a high, so who knows how serious they are going to take Arkansas State, especially with a big showdown with Ole Miss on the road next week.
Arkansas State has the passing attack that should be able to produce some points, which should be enough for them to cover such a large spread as Alabama will probably want to pound the rock and eat the clock against this inferior opponent.
Take the points and back the road team in this one.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Alabama 44 – Arkansas State 13
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