Free NCAA Football Prediction: Bears vs. Crimson Tide Odds
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College Football Handicapping Analysis: Week 2
(1-0) Mercer Bears vs. Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm EST
Venue: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Al
NCAA Football ATS Spread Odds: Bears +56.5, Crimson Tide -56.5
NCAA Football Moneyline Odds: Bears N/A Crimson Tide N/A
NCAA Betting Total Odds: O/U N/A
The Alabama Crimson Tide are playing their home opener against the Mercer Bears. This is the first time Bryant-Denny Stadium will be full of fans since the 2019 season.
Earlier in the week, the Tide started off as a 52 point favorite but that number quickly shot up to 56.5 and could even rise higher.
I have looked at multiple books and I have been unable to find a total and moneyline for this matchup.
Mercer started off the season in good fashion as they beat Point GA 69-0. The talent disparity between the team they beat and the Crimson tide is off the charts.
The offense never let up in the Saturday beatdown. Quarterback Carter Peevy was 9/12 with 139 yards and 1 touchdown. He will likely have his head spinning when going against this stout Alabama defense.
The running game was very effective a week ago and the standout running back was Tommy pollack who rushed for 111 yards with an average of 8.5 yards per carry. He will likely get a big workload in this game.
Yes, their defense did not allow a single score, but of course you have to remember who they played. I have a very hard time seeing this unit come close to stopping that explosive tide offense.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The Tide started off this season very good as they dismantled the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 44-13. Now, they get to play their first cupcake game of the year.
Quarterback Bryce Young was very good in his debut as the starter. He went 27/38 and threw 4 touchdown passes. I am sure he will put up even bigger stats against Mercer.
I am curious to see how this team does in the backfield now that Najee Harris is in the NFL. Brian Robinson Jr. carried the ball 12 times for 60 yards.
As for the receiving game, Jameson Williams had a very big day as he caught 4 passes for 126 yards which averaged out to over 31 yards per reception. I look for the receiving corps to have a huge day against Mercer.
The defense was excellent a week ago against an explosive Miami offense. They did a good job of neutralizing quarterback D’Eriq King who ended up throwing 2 interceptions. I look for this unit to totally smother the Mercer offense.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Mercer is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Mercer is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
- Mercer is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing as the underdog.
- Mercer is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Saturday on the road.
- Alabama is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games.
- Alabama is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
- Alabama is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 gamest at home.
- Alabama is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games played on a Saturday.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
I like the Tide to cover the spread.
4* Free Week 2 NCAA Betting Pick: Alabama -56.5
I get that this point spread is very high, but I feel very good with the Crimson Tide covering it. I feel they will control all aspects of the game and it will be a route in no time. I expect their offense to be free flowing and the defense to be overmatching. I have a hard time seeing Alabama punt and a hard time seeing the Bears do anything on either side of the ball. Give me the Tide here.
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