Alabama Crimson Tide vs Florida Gators Betting Picks, Odds, Lines, Props & Predictions
After breezing through the regular season, Alabama (10-0 SU, 8-2 ATS) is traveling to Atlanta, Georgia for the SEC championship college football betting game where they are huge favorites against Florida (8-2 SU, 4-5-1 ATS). The Crimson Tide won the last six matchups against Saturday’s opponent, covering the spread in five of them. This is the 10th time the two programs meet in the SEC championship game and the first one since 2016. Interestingly, all four of Alabama’s losses on this stage came against Florida.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Florida Gators Betting Line Movement
Alabama opened as -14 favorites and a lot of early action went their way moving the line to -17. The total trended up after opening at 72 and now stands at 74.5 at most mobile sportsbook apps.
Notes On The Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama held nothing back in the last regular-season game against Arkansas last week and produced another signature performance destroying the Razorbacks 52-3. They seem almost unbeatable at this point and have not only won all of their games this season but covered the spread of the seven consecutive games. You can even pin this good of a form on their schedule as they’ve faced some of the best teams in the country. Last five times out, Alabama outscored the opposition by 201-36 including the drubbing of Auburn and LSU. The Crimson Tide ranks top-five in total yards, passing yards, and points per contest.
Florida will have their hands full with QB Mac Jones who’s having a hell of a season and already threw for 3321 yards and 27 TDs with only 3 interceptions. He’ll be extra motivated on Saturday with plenty of NFL scouts keeping a close eye on him. He also has some fantastic weapons at his disposal as WRs Jaylen Waddle and Devonta Smith are both projected first-rounders. The defense is not too shabby, either. Alabama has allowed only 16 points so far and have limited the opposition to 227 yards per game through the air and 3.2 yards per carrying.
Notes On The Florida Gators
Florida enters the college football betting championship matchup after a gut-punch loss to LSU with a critical penalty against the defensive back Marco Wilson late in the game-deciding the outcome. And even before that, it was a bad day in the office for the whole team with both offense and defense struggling at times. Now they face a gargantuan task of taking on the Alabama juggernaut and will need significant improvement to even stand a chance. Florida’s head coach Dan Mullen is 0-9 in his career against Nick Saban, but this is the first matchup with Mullen on the Gators’ sideline.
A lot of this year’s success for Florida came on the back of some excellent play by their QB Kyle Trask. So far, he threw for 3717 yards and has a fantastic TD to INT ratio of 40-5. However, 2 of those 5 interceptions came last week as he had probably his worst game of the season. The good news is that, on Saturday, he’s getting his most dangerous target, TE Kyle Pitts, back. Pitts is a projected top-five pick and played a big part in Trask’s Heisman-worthy season.
Online College Football Betting Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide -17
It’s really hard to look beyond Alabama for this college football betting game. Both teams feature elite QBs and offenses, but Alabama’s defense is way better than what Florida has to offer in this department.