NCAA football betting anticipation and excitement is through the roof for the CBS prime time college football betting matchup of Florida at Alabama.
Kickoff is set for 8:05 PM Eastern Time and Sports-Gambling opened with the Alabama Crimson Tide as a 9 point favorite over the Florida Gators.
The Florida Gators have a college football gambling record of 4-0 straight up and 3-1 against the spread. The Gators are coming off their most impressive performance of the season as they dominated a 3-0 Kentucky Wildcats team in their Southeastern Conference opener 48-14 as 14 point home favorites with the game going over the total.
The Gators have cleared the over/under in 3 out of their 4 games this year. For the first time all season the Gators played a complete game and their offense looked in sync. Florida outgained Kentucky 466-352 and quarterback John Brantley had his best game of the season so far as he went 24-35 for 248 yards with 1 touchdown.
The defense frustrated highly touted Kentucky QB Mike Hartline, who was held to 242 yards with 2 interceptions, which included a 52 yard “pick six” by Florida’s Jeremy Brown.
The Alabama Crimson Tide also had their most impressive win of the season last week even though they failed to get the money as they rallied from a 20-7 deficit to defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks 24-20 as 6.5 point road favorites. Alabama now has a NCAA football gambling record of 4-0 straight up and 3-1 against the spread.
The Tide has the number one ranked scoring defense in college football and is ranked 6th in the country for total yards on offense. Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram ran for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns and helped cover for a rough day by quarterback Greg McElroy, who threw 2 interceptions.
Alabama scored a 32-13 “upset” win in the NCAA football betting matchup of the teams last year in the SEC Championship Game in which the wrong team (Florida -5) was favored. Bama has paid out in 5 out of their last 6 matchups with the Gators.