Free Week 1 Prediction: Blue Devils vs. Crimson Tide Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Duke Blue Devils vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (0-0)
Date: Saturday, August 31
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta Georgia
NCAA Football Spread: Alabama -34.5
NCAA Betting Total: 58
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The NCAA season is finally here and we have a Saturday filled with college football. In this game it’s the Chick-Fil-A classic in Atlanta with the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Duke Blue Devils face off.
The Crimson Tide come into this game as big favorites, but can the Blue Devils do enough to keep it close?
Duke Blue Devils
The Duke Blue Devils are going to have to adjust to life without Daniel Jones quickly as they take on the best team or one of the best teams in college football.
The good news for the Blue Devils on the defensive side is they have a solid team and actually one of the best secondaries in the ACC.
Mark Gilbert is one of the best corners in college football, and they are going to need him to be elite in this game if they want any chance.
Last season the Blue Devils offense struggled with turnovers, and that can’t continue in this game. If they want any chance in this game they are going to need to play a perfect game, and they are going to need to get out to a strong start.
If they fall behind by ten or more points early, this game could become blowout city.
Alabama Crimson Tide
On the other side of this matchup is the Alabama Crimson Tide who’s last game was a loss against the Clemson Tigers in the National Championship game.
All offseason the talk has been about how they want to make a statement and get back to the championship game, and there is no doubt they will try and do that to start the season.
Tua Tagovailoa is still the quarterback and he is going to try and build off a solid season last year where he threw for 3,996 yards,43 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
On the defensive side they lost a lot of talent but the Crimson Tide don’t rebuild, they reload and that is what they will try and do again this year.
In this game it will be interesting to see what they do if they do get an early lead. Will they run up the score or will they take their foot off the gas.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Crimson Tide are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. ACC.
- Crimson Tide are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Blue Devils are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
- Blue Devils are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in August.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
This game isn’t about who will win, it all comes down to how many points will the Crimson Tide win by.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Alabama -34.5
I think in the first half the Blue Devils will keep it close, but in the second half, they will pull away and win blowout fashion.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Alabama 41 – Duke 10
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