The Crimson Tide are still riding high after their 34-10 win over Top 10 Clemson to start the season, a game in which the NCAA football lines had the Tide installed as four-point underdogs. The Razorbacks have struggled under new HC Bobby Petrino this year, needing last minute touchdowns to beat both lowly Western Illinois and Louisiana-Monroe.
Alabama has started the season very strongly and has surged into the Top 10 in both polls for the first time in three seasons. Last week against Western Kentucky, the offense put on a show for the hometown crowd in Tuscaloosa, amassing 557 yards of total offense en route to its 41-7 home win and cover.
In the game, QB John Parker Wilson threw for 215 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, and became Alabama’s all-time leader in total offense. The defense was also stellar, limiting the Hilltoppers to just 158 total yards and forced two turnovers.
With their 34-point victory, the Crimson Tide also covered the football betting line on the game, and are now 1-5 ATS under Nick Saban as a home favorite for college football betting fans. Last week, the Razorbacks were scheduled to play Texas but Hurricane Ike forced that game to be postponed until September 27.
Despite gaining 506 total yards in their last game against Louisiana-Monroe, the Razorbacks had to overcome a 10 point deficit in the fourth quarter to narrowly edge the Warhawks 28-27.
However, the good news for Razorbacks fans is that after struggling the first game, QB Casey Dick might be adapting to Petrino’s system as he went 22-of-34 for 323 yards and two touchdowns in the game. NCAA football betting followers should note that the Razorbacks have covered that NCAA line against the Crimson Tide in four of their last five meetings.
Right now, the NCAA odds have the Crimson Tide sitting as 9.5-point road favorites in this match-up. No matter if you have or haven’t bet on college football before, Sports-Gambling.com Sportsbook is the book to place your action at as it caters to all your sports betting needs.
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