- The Alabama Crimson Tide are 18.5-point favorites to win over the Miami Hurricanes.
- The total for the game is set at 63.5 points with (-110 odds) on either side.
- Alabama hasn’t lost a season opener since 2001.
ATLANTA – The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Miami Hurricanes will meet each other in Week 1 of the 2021 college football season. As Alabama looks to repeat as National champions, they will want to avoid their first season-opening loss since 2001. The Crimson Tide has a streak of winning their season openers that has lasted 20 years so far.
The New Look Alabama Crimson Tide
Last season, the Alabama Crimson Tide had a star-studded lineup that combined for six first-round NFL draft picks. With Mac Jones, Najee Harris, DeVonta Smith, and Jaylen Waddle leaving for the NFL, there is a lot of offensive production to replace.
Apparently, regulated sports betting sites are not too worried about the Crimson Tide’s ability to adapt as they remain as the National Championship favorites as well as sizable favorites in their opening day matchup against the Miami Hurricanes.
Miami vs Alabama Spread Odds
- Alabama Crimson Tide -18.5 (-112)
- Miami Hurricanes +18.5 (-108)
Is Miami Capable Of An Upset
It’s tough to draw up a situation where Alabama loses, but Miami is certainly capable of keeping it competitive. D’Eriq King is set up to have a good season and has gotten Oklahoma-transfer, Charleston Rambo, as an additional weapon in the offense.
Plus, Bryce Young will be making his first college start in this game which could cause some problems. However, at the end of the day, the Crimson Tide constantly has an influx of NFL-level talent that not many teams in the country can keep up with.
Those betting on college football should always be careful when betting against Nick Saban and his Alabama team, but even more so when the spread is less than three scores.
Betting The Total
On any given day, regardless of who’s under center and which weapons are surrounding, Alabama is capable of hitting 50+ points. In 2020 the Tide tallied 52 or more points seven times on their own, in 2019 they did so three times, and in 2018 they reached 50 points eight times. The last time Alabama didn’t record 50 or more points in about 25% of games was in the 2015 season.
Alabama vs Miami Total Odds
- Over 63.5 (-110)
- Under 63.5 (-110)
Due to Alabama’s ability to pop off for a 50-bomb, bettors may be inclined to take the OVER. However, with such a new offensive unit there’s a fair case to be made that the scoring could be a bit lower than expected.
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