The Alabama Crimson Tide is the NCAA football betting favorite, as it should rightfully be as long as Jalen Hurts is starting under center, against the Texas A&M Aggies. Hurts threw 12 for 19 for 197 yards and 2 touchdowns and rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown on 10 totes to lead the Roll Tide to its second-straight 50-plus point win, as well as the most points scored by a Nick Saban-coached team, a 66-3 routing of Ole Miss, on Saturday.
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- Date: October 7
- Time: 7:20 PM
- Venue: Kyle Field, College Station, TX
- Online Sportsbook Vegas odds College Football Betting:
Alabama -25½ (-110) -3500
Texas A&M +25½ (-110) +1750
You can’t Torquemada anything
There just is no pleasing some college football programs. ‘Bama steamrolled Vanderbilt 59-0 after an offensive lineman uttered the now famous last words, “Alabama, you’re next.” Subsequently, one didn’t hear a peep out of the Ole Miss Rebels, but little good it did them. “Credit to Alabama – they’re a really good football team, No. 1 in the country for a reason,” Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke said, per SEC Country, after the game. “They beat us soundly in all three phases: offense, defense, kicking game.”Alabama was a double-digit fave for the fourth straight week and they covered for the second straight time. UA is 10-5 against-the-spread in the last 15 games and 5-0 ATS in the last five road games. Simply put, the Tide is flooring it and their commitment to never taking their foot off the pedal is perfectly exemplified by how they celebrate each touchdown, whether it’s the first or the last of a game, as was the case of running back Ronnie Clark’s first Alabama TD. When the sixth running back off the bench manages to score, it’s no wonder the NCAA football betting total has gone over in four of ‘Bama’s last six games, including the last three straight.
Rocking the vote
The Aggies have won four consecutive games following their season-opening loss to UCLA, and poll-takers are slowly but surely starting to pay heed. While A&M received only two points in the Associated Press poll, the Aggies received 27 points in the coaches’ poll, which is 23 more than the previous week. TAMU has yet, however, to crack either top 25, and, chances are it won’t be at Alabama’s, against whom they are 1-4 straight-up in their last five meetings (including a 59-0 shutout in 2014), expense. Kyle Field has been, even when the bathrooms are out of order, good the Aggies, as they are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games there (though just 1-8 ATS in their last nine), but home field advantage means little against ‘Bama, who have won and covered the NCAA football betting spread in their last five road games. The Aggies are coming off a 24-17 win over South Carolina, in which freshman QB Kellen Mond threw for 159 yards and ran for 95 and Keith Ford ran for 70 yards and two TDs, including the game-winning 17-yard score in the fourth quarter.