Alabama vs. Vanderbilt Prediction
Will Vanderbilt give Alabama a game this afternoon when the SEC foes meet at 3:30PM ET in Nashville?
Who: Alabama (3-0) at Vanderbilt (3-0)
When: 3:30PM ET, Saturday, September 23
Where: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, TN
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Alabama is now an 18.5-point road favorite to beat Vanderbilt after opening as a 19-point fave. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 43.5 before dropping to 42.5.
Alabama Betting Trends
The Crimson Tide are 5-0 against the spread in their last five road games, are 6-1 against the number in their last seven conference games, and are 4-0 at the betting window in their last four road games versus a team with a winning home record. That said, they're just 2-5 against the spread after winning their previous contest.
Vanderbilt Betting Trends
The Commodores have been a good bet in the SEC, covering in four of their last five conference games. They're also 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games in September and have covered in six of their last seven games versus a team with a winning record.
OUR PREDICTION: I'm going to roll the dice on Vandy here. The Commodore defense has been steady under coach Derek Mason and Alabama has yet to find its rhythm offensively. While the Crimson Tide defense will be the best the Commodores see all season, Vandy also has a quarterback in Kyle Shurmur that is completing 71 percent of his passes this season. He also has eight touchdowns without throwing an interception in 69 pass attempts. I like dogs that are competitive and Vanderbilt fits the bill, even though I'm hesitant in fading Alabama.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 4 PREDICTION: VANDERBILT COMMODORES +18.5