Free Week 1 Prediction: Seminoles vs Crimson Tide Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Florida State Seminoles vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 3rd
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: Mercedes Benz, Atlanta, Georgia
NCAA Football Spread: Alabama -7.5
NCAA Betting Total: ov 49.5 -110 un 49.5 -110
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The number one ranked Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Atlanta to face the 3rd ranked Florida State Seminoles in what should have the feel of a college football playoff game.
Both programs understand anything less than a National Championship is considered a bad season.
Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will have their teams ready for this juggernaut matchup. Florida State finished last season 10-3 overall and 5-3 in the ACC finishing third in the conference.
Alabama on the other hand is coming off another tremendous season. The Tide lost in the final seconds to win the National title last year.
Florida State Seminoles
Jimbo Fisher is confident that sophomore quarterback Deondre Francois will come back better than 2016 and lead the Seminoles to an ACC title, and a seat in the National Championship at the end of the year.
Francois passed for 3,350 yards and tossed 19 touchdowns last season as a redshirt feshman. Having FSU all time leading rusher Dalvin Cook in the backfield helped in 2016.
Now that he is gone other players will have to step in and help their quarterback. Wideout Nyquan Murray should emerge as the go to guy for Francois this season.
The Seminoles defense returns three key pass rushers on the defensive line for Florida State.what Some say in the most loaded line in the nation.
Add in the secondary with all american safety Derwin James and defensive back Tarvarus McFadden FSU will be stocked in the secondary.
Not to mention the linebackers who are loaded with endless talent this year.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The Alabama Crimson Tide have showed no signs of letting up over the last decade or so of dominance. Head coach Nick Saban has not had a disappointing season in years.
As much talent as the Crimson Tide lose every year, it seems like they gain more the next. Nothing short of a championship trophy for Saban and the Tide this season.
The Alabama offense will start Jalen Hurts again at quarterback. This will be a plus for the offense this season, but could be a minus as well.
Hopefully Hurts is on the same page as new offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who is taking over for Lane Kiffin calling the plays this season.
The Alabama defense will be loaded again as usual, but lost five of their best front seven players this year to the draft. Defensive player of the year Jonathan Allen is gone too.
The Alabama defensive line may struggle a little in the beginning of the year, but the talent is there. Minkah Fitzpatrick will lead the way in the secondary for the loaded Tide.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 20-6-1 in ALA last 27 neutral site games.
- Under is 14-6 in ALA last 20 games on grass.
- ALA are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Under is 20-7 in FSU last 27 vs. SEC.
- Over is 19-7 in FSU last 26 games as an underdog.
- FSU are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. SEC.
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This game has all the makings to be a preview of the National Championship. Both teams have some of the most talent in the country on each roster. Now it’s time to prove who has what it takes in week two.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Alabama -7.5.
Quarterback Deondre Francois showed a ton of poise last season and made some throws that a freshman should be able to make last year.
Jalen Hurts made plays also and hasn’t forgot what it feels like to lose in the Nationals Championship.
With both team loaded with five star players. Expect a memorable game for this season opener. Whoever wins this one will be in the driver seat as the early favorite to win the National title.
Florida State will prove to be a worthy opponent throughout the game, but the Crimson Tide will get the win in the end. Take Alabama in this matchup.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Alabama 34 – Florida State 21
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