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Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Florida Gators Pick & Prediction SEP 18TH 2021

Complete Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Gainesville
143Crimson Tide Alabama
144Gators Florida
OP
0
56
CU
-14 -110
56.5o -110
ML
ML: -630
ML: 465
Partials
1 2 3 4
21 0 7 3
3 6 14 6
Score
31
29

The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the #11 Florida Gators this Saturday in Gainesville, Florida. This will be the first inner-conference matchup for both teams this season, and Alabama is favored.

These teams last faced off in December 2020, when Alabama won 52-46. However, both teams have lost talent to the NFL, and this game will feature new players at most positions. If Florida can pull off the upset, they will launch into the top-10 while Bama drops the top spot.

This should be the most exciting matchup of the entire week of college football. The Crimson Tide have looked unstoppable thus far, though the Gators should give them a real battle.

Alabama vs. Florida Betting Odds (CFB Week 3)

TV: CBS

MONEY LINE: Florida (+520) vs. Alabama (-720)

SPREAD: Florida +15.5 (-110) vs. Alabama -15.5 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 59 (-110) vs. Under 59 (-110)

#1 Alabama vs. #11 Florida Betting Preview

Alabama is used to being atop the national rankings, and this year is no different. Freshman quarterback Bryce Young has emerged as a Heisman candidate despite his inexperience. The offense as a whole has averaged 46 points per game, including 44 against #14 Miami.

The effectiveness of Bama’s offense comes despite them having added a new offensive coordinator, Bill O’Brien, this offseason. O’Brien was last with the Houston Texans and brings experience and professionalism to a team with championship aspirations.

On the other side of the football, Alabama’s defense is always loaded with future NFL talent. Phidarian Mathis is the only player on the team with multiple sacks, while four defenders have recorded an interception.

The Gators, meanwhile, roll out a split-quarterback system that features two players prominently. Anthony Richardson primarily comes in to run while Emory Jones is the arm, but both are serviceable either way. The Gators only have 456 passing yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions through two games, but are 2-0.

UF’s running game is where they make their money; they are already up to 756 yards and seven touchdowns. Both quarterbacks have gained more yards than running back Malik Davis, who has 126 yards thus far.

Florida’s defense, like Alabama’s, is loaded, but unproven against top competition this season. Zachary Carter’s three sacks lead the team, while Gervon Dexter has recovered two fumbles already. The secondary only has one interception and will need to be on its game against Young and the Tide’s receivers.

Crimson Tide vs. Gators ATS Pick

Alabama has already gone on the road to face a ranked Florida team and covered the spread this season. This is not a condemnation of the Gators, but a testament to Bama’s ridiculous ability.

Although the spread is high, Florida simply does not have the arm talent at QB to score with Alabama. Nick Saban’s boys should roll past the Gators with relative ease behind tons of points from the offense.

Take the Crimson Tide to cover the spread as Jones throws picks and gets sacked while Young limits mistakes. Smart wins football games, and the top-ranked team in America is primed for success this week.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Alabama won last year’s meeting 52-46.

2. A Florida QB has not thrown for 200 yards in a game this season.

3. Florida is behind in the turnover battle this season, while Alabama is ahead.

Best Bet: Alabama -15.5 (-110)

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