The Alabama Crimson Tide rolled everywhere state of utah in Week 1, defeating the Aggies 55-0. Now, Alabama travels to Texas to take on the Longhorns in a week 2 college football showdown on FOX.
Saban’s Tide made a big splash in their season opener like they usually do. This also means that those bettors who had backed Utah State at +100,000 to win the national championship might feel a little less hopeful.
Will the tide keep rolling? Or can the Longhorns pull off a big game upset in Week 2?
Here you will find everything you need from a betting perspective on the game between Alabama and Texas from the point spread, the money line, the total over/under and the selection of experts (odds via fox bet).
No. 1 Alabama @ Texas (12 p.m. ET, Saturday, FOX)
Point difference: Alabama -20 (Alabama is 20+ point favorite to win, otherwise Texas covers)
money line: Alabama -1667 favorite to win (bet $10 to win $10.60 total); Texas +750 loser to win (bet $10 to win $85 total)
Total score over/under: 64.5 points scored by both teams combined
Take your pick from FOX Sports Betting Analyst Jason McIntyre:
“This is the first meeting between the two schools since the 2010 National Championship, the game in which Colt McCoy was injured in the first quarter and Alabama came out on top. Both teams are coming off Week 1 blowouts in which they scored 50 points or more It looks like the projected total points scored by both teams has gone up from 62.5 to 64.5 because of those fireworks.
“As far as choosing a side, Texas isn’t being respected in the market, despite playing at home. But it’s easy to see why. Alabama destroys non-conference foes in September, especially non-conference foes.” The Tide beat Miami 44-13 last year, Louisville 51-14 in 2018, FSU 24-7 in 2017 and USC 52-6 in 2016. They easily covered each of those games.
“If you’re keeping score at home, then you know Saban has only been beaten by two of his former assistants, and both came last year. Jimbo Fisher led his Texas A&M Aggies over Bama in the regular season; Kirby Smart led Georgia over the Tide to win the postseason title game. But so far, Saban is 25-2 in that department, and he’ll be 26-2 after beating Steve Sarkisian, another one of his former assistants, the Saturday.
“Will Saban intimidate his friend, Sark? Or will he call off the Dogs if he’s 30-7 in the fourth quarter, allowing the Longhorns to slip in the back door?
“The smartest bet is to take Alabama -11.5 to win the first half convincingly.”
TO CHOOSE: Alabama -11.5 first half
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