Fresno State vs. Alabama Pick
After beating Florida State last week, will Alabama avoid a letdown when it hosts Fresno State this Saturday?
Who: Fresno State (1-0) vs. Alabama (1-0)
What: College Football Week 2
When: 3:30PM ET, Saturday, September 9
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Crimson Tide are 43.5-point home favorites to knock off the Bulldogs while the total sits at 54 points.
The Tide hit the board as a 45-point favorite but the line has come down slightly to 43.5. As for the total, the number currently sits at 54 points after opening at 52.
Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?
The public is siding with Alabama but clearly the big number has given bettors some pause. As of this writing, 52% of the tickets are on the Crimson Tide minus the points.
OUR PREDICTION: I don't like this spot for Alabama, which just played a physical game against Florida State and now comes home to face a non-conference opponent receiving zero respect. The Bulldogs are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games, are 4-1 against the number in their last five games versus a team with a winning record, and are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous contest. I just don't see Alabama getting up for this one.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 2 PICK: FRESNO STATE BULLDOGS +43.5