Utah State vs. Alabama Prediction
No. 1 Alabama opened as the largest betting favorite to win the national championship in the history of college football and is also a massive favorite on Saturday night when it opens its season against Utah State at 7:30 p.m. ET. Will the Tide cover?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
213 Utah State Aggies (+41.5) at 214 Alabama Crimson Tide (-41.5); o/u 63.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, September 3, 2022
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Utah State vs. Alabama Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 66% of bets are on Alabama. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Utah State Aggies Game Notes
Mountain West Wire named Utah State redshirt senior QB Logan Bonner the top quarterback in the MWC. Bonner (6'1/230) excelled when he followed HC Blake Andersen from Arkansas State to Utah State prior to last season. With four years in HC Andersen's air-raid style, pass-heavy offense Bonner quickly took hold of the quarterback room and helped turn around a bottom-dwelling Aggies program who won the MWC last season. The super senior completed 265-of-432 passes for a career-high 3,651 yards, 36 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while earning a strong 80.7 offensive grade according to PFF. Bonner will once again lead USU in defense of their conference championship in his final college season.
Alabama Crimson Tide Game Notes
On an appearance with McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning on Wednesday, Alabama HC Nick Saban said that the 2021 season was a rebuilding year. If last season was a rebuilding year for Nick Saban, it begs the question of what a teardown might look like. From the get-go, the Crimson Tide was dominant, starting with a win against Miami in Atlanta. Not only did Alabama win the SEC West and the SEC Championship, but they also made it to the National Championship game with a quarterback in Bryce Young that win the Heisman Trophy. This season, the Crimson Tide are favorites to win the National Championship with +175 odds per Draft Kings Sportsbook.
Utah State vs. Alabama Betting Trends
Under is 4-0 in Aggies last 4 non-conference games
Under is 4-1 in Aggies last 5 vs. SEC
Under is 5-2 in Crimson Tide last 7 games overall
Utah State vs. Alabama Betting Prediction
The Aggies have covered in five straight games on the road dating back to last season, are 10-2 against the number in their last 12 games played in September and are 7-2 against the number in their last nine games overall. On the other side, the Crimson Tide is just 3-8 against the spread in its last 11 games played in September and are winless at the betting window in their last four games versus Mountain West opponents.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PREDICTION: UTAH STATE AGGIES +41.5