College football betting fans love to see non BCS teams get their shot against the “big boys” and it doesn’t get much bigger for Utah against the college football odds than to face Alabama. Utah coach Kyle Whittingham has done a remarkable job in maintaining the Utes college football betting excellence after Urban Meyer departed for Florida after Utah’s 2004 BCS season that ended in a Fiesta Bowl win.
Utah had an overall college football betting record of 12-0 straight up and 7-3-1 against the college football odds. Utah beat the college football odds in 5 of their final 6 games. Utah leans toward rushing the ball more than passing but quarterback Brian Johnson is a definite college football betting asset with a 148.3 rating and a 24/9 TD/INT ratio.
Utah’s defense is also a plus against the Allstate Sugar Bowl odds as it ranked 18th nationally. The Utes beat the college football betting number both times that they were a dog this season. They also carry a probable intangible motivational advantage against the Allstate Sugar Bowl odds.
In just two seasons as coach Nick Saban has completely flipped the college football betting perception of the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Tide has a strong Allstate Sugar Bowl betting record of 12-1 straight up and 9-4 against the college football betting board.
There might be some question as to the Allstate Sugar Bowl betting psyche of the Tide; however, as they were on their way to the BCS title game before losing to Florida in the SEC championship 20-31 as 10 point dogs. As a college football betting favorite Bama was a strong 7-3 against the spread.
The Tide’s biggest college football betting strength is their defense, which ranked 3rd in the nation. In over/under college football betting action the Tide went over the number in just 4 out of 13 games.
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