Sbg global.com opened with Alabama as a 9 point home favorite over Florida. Kickoff Saturday night is at 8:05 PM Eastern.
Rematch of Undefeated Powerhouses
Last year these two teams met in the Southeastern Conference Championship Game, which was a virtual playoff for the BCS title as they were both undefeated. Florida was favored at the Georgia Dome by 4.5 points but was proven to be the wrong choice as Alabama dominated the game and scored a 32-13 win. The way things look this year it may well happen again.
Florida Finally Clicked
The Florida Gators have a college football betting record of 4-0 straight up and 3-1 against the spread. Despite those seemingly fine numbers the Gators have struggled for most of the season, especially on offense where they rank a dismal 78th in the country overall and 90th for passing. The Gators are coming off their best performance of the season last week however as they hammered a then 3-0 Kentucky Wildcat team 48-14 as 14 point favorites in their Southeastern Conference opener. The Gators racked up 466 total yards on offense in the win.
Florida’s defense is what has held the team together while the offense has worked out the kinks in the post Tim Tebow era. The Gators rank 16th in the country for points allowed.
Tide Rolls in Comeback
The Alabama Crimson Tide is coming off a highly impressive 24-20 comeback win at Arkansas in which they failed to cover as 6.5 point favorites. The Tide trailed 20-7 in the third quarter but was sparked by their defense and running back Mark Ingram’s 157 yards rushing to escape with the win that impressed all college football betting fans with their championship style rally.
Bama is ranked 15th in the country for scoring and best in the nation for points allowed. Ingram, last year’s Heisman winner, is averaging an insane 9.3 yards per carry.
Florida has won just 1 college football bet in their last 8 meetings with Alabama. The Gators are a strong 12-3 against the spread on the road however. The chalk has paid out just once in the last 8 meetings in this series.