Making a college football bet on this game will definitely be popular at the online sportsbook.
College football betting has Alabama as a 6.5 point favorite with a total of 38 at the sportsbook. The Crimson Tide is considered a national title contender in college football betting even though they play in the very tough SEC. Virginia Tech could be a contender as well if they can find a way to upset Alabama in college football betting.
Alabama had a shot at the national title last year but lost in the SEC title game to Florida and then were not motivated against Utah and lost in the Sugar Bowl in college football betting. "We didn't finish the season like we wanted, and I'm sorry for that for (our players)," head coach Nick Saban said.
Virginia Tech comes into the college football betting season with their highest preseason ranking ever. Whether it is deserved or not is another story but this college football bet game should tell the story. The Hokies must contain Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones if they expect to win for gamblers making a college football bet.
It could be a defensive struggle in college football betting in this Saturday matchup. The Tide has a very tough defense and the Hokies are always known for defense. Virginia Tech’s offense is not going to be as good as it could have been either as they lost running back Darren Evans to a torn ACL as college football bet injuries indicated.
This college football betting outcome may come down to the quarterbacks. The Hokies have Tyrod Taylor while the Tide has first-year starter Greg McElroy. On paper the edge would seem to go to Taylor but McElroy might surprise some people this college football betting season.
College football betting trends tell us that Alabama holds a 10-1 lead in the series but it has been more than 10 years since the two teams have met. The last meeting in college football betting was back in the 1998 Music City Bowl when Virginia Tech got their only win in the series. The last time Alabama beat the Hokies was back in 1979. The Tide has been a solid team in season opening games going 90-21-3 all-time.