- Alabama hosts Texas as a 7.0-point favorite and they’re 99-5 at home since 2008.
- Nick Saban is 28-2 against former assistant coaches.
- Jalen Milroe proved he’s the guy in Week 1 with a five-touchdown performance.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama Crimson Tide are 7.0-point favorites when they host the Texas Longhorns on Saturday. The over/under is set at 53.5 total points.
Alabama is the rightful legal sports betting favorite based on home-field advantage, Nick Saban, and Jalen Milroe.
Alabama Vs Texas Betting Lines
|Alabama||-7.0 (-110)||-280||O53.5 (-110)|
|Texas||+7.0 (-110)||+230||U53.5 (-110)|
The Alabama Crimson Tide have an absurd 99-5 record at home since 2008. Those five losses were to incredible teams that featured three Heisman Trophy winners and a combined record of 63-6.
Playing in Bryant-Denny Stadium is reason enough for legal Alabama sports betting to favor the Crimson Tide at home. Nick Saban’s dominance over assistant coaches also gives value to Alabama’s -110 odds to cover the 7.0-point spread on Saturday.
Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian worked under Nick Saban as the offensive coordinator in 2019 and 2020. Now, Sarkisian hopes to overcome the +230 legal Texas sports betting odds to become just the third assistant ever to defeat Saban.
Jalen Milroe Proved Himself in Week 1
Many of the doubts surrounding Alabama was uncertainty at quarterback. Jalen Milroe proved he’s the guy against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, going 13/18 for 194 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air.
Milroe added 48 rushing yards and two touchdowns on the ground, becoming the first Alabama quarterback ever to throw for three touchdowns and rush for two in a game. Although Middle Tennessee is a weak first test compared to Texas, his poise and dual-threat ability was enough for legal college football betting sites to give Alabama -280 moneyline odds.
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Zach graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Writing, Editing, and Media. Zach is interested in the legalization aspect of sports betting and enjoys participating in DFS. He has a passion for sports writing and most enjoys writing about football and baseball both professional and collegiate.