Florida State vs. Alabama Prediction
Will Alabama cover the spread tonight when it takes on Florida State in Atlanta?
Who: Alabama (0-0) vs. Florida State (0-0)
What: College Football Week 1
When: 8:00PM ET, Saturday, September 2
Where: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Crimson Tide are favored by a touchdown over the Seminoles tonight. As for the total, the number currently sits at 50.5 points.
Alabama opened as a 5.5-point favorite but the line has been bet up to the all-important number of 7 at the majority of online and Vegas sports books. As for the total, the number hit the board at 53 but has been bet down to 50.5.
Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?
Public bettors are siding with Nick Saban and Alabama in tonight's matchup. Of the wagers currently placed on the game, 62% of the tickets are on the Tide minus the seven points.
OUR PREDICTION: The Crimson Tide are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games overall, while the Seminoles are only 2-5 at the betting window in their last seven neutral site games. Florida State has the talent to hang with 'Bama, but Saban's teams are always ready Week 1. In fact, in their last nine openers under Saban, the Tide are 8-1 against the spread, including last year's thumping of USC. Yes, the Tide has to replace a bunch of talent on defense. What else is new? With one of the better backfields in the nation, I like Alabama to eventually pull away from a tired FSU defense in the second half.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PREDICTIONS: ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE -7