Fresno State vs. Alabama Prediction
Will Saturday's non-conference tilt between Fresno State and Alabama go over the betting total?
Who: Fresno State (1-0) vs. Alabama (1-0)
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 44-point home favorites to knock off the Bulldogs while the over/under total currently sits at 53 points.
Alabama opened as 45-point favorites but the line was bet down to 44 earlier this week. As for the total, the number hit the board at 52 but jumped a full point to 53.
Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?
The majority of public bettors are actually fading Alabama in this matchup and taking the 44 points with the underdog. As of this writing, 59% of public bettors are on Fresno State.
OUR PREDICTION: Florida State couldn't score on Alabama, so how is Fresno State, a 1-11 team a year ago, going to accomplish the feat? Plus, Jalen Hurts and the Tide offense looked like it still has plenty to work on following last week's victory over FSU. Granted, the Bulldogs don't pose anywhere near the challenge that the Seminoles do defensively, but this is also a letdown spot for 'Bama. I think Fresno State struggles against Bama's defense, and I think the Crimson Tide sleepwalk through this one.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 2 PREDICTION: FRESNO STATE/ALABAMA UNDER 53