Alabama Crimson Tide vs Florida Gators Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Florida Gators
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama (-14)
Mac Jones and the Alabama Crimson Tide (10-0) travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Florida Gators (8-2). Florida opens this contest as 14-point dogs. The over/under is set at 72.
The last time they took the field, the Alabama Crimson Tide took on the Arkansas Razorbacks and left there with a win by a score of 52-3. Mac Jones went 24/29 with 208 yards by way of the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Jase McClellan paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 80 yards and he ran for 1 TD for this contest. He scurried for 95 yards on 6 carries which meant he was running for 15.8 yards per run. John Metchie III was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 72 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 14.4 yards per reception for that game.
The Crimson Tide have racked up 5,378 yards in total for the year. As a team they hold an average of 190.1 yards in the run game which has them sitting 40th in Division 1. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Alabama has compiled 28 passing touchdowns and 33 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 49.5 points per game. The Crimson Tide rank 23rd in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 16.8 PPG. They are allowing 3.2 yards per tote and 113.0 rushing yards per game so far this year. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,130 rushing yards through 10 contests. When talking about passing yards, the Crimson Tide have given up 2,271 yards which ranks them 103rd in D-1. During their 10 games, they have conceded 227.1 yards per contest through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 56.9%. Overall, they are conceding 340.1 yards/game which ranks them 39th in the nation.
For his collegiate career, Jones has thrown for a total of 4,947 yds with 42 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has left the pocket to run 42 times totaling 27 rushing yds. He has a QB rating of 196.6 with a TD percentage of 9.6% and an interception rate of 1.4%. He is throwing for 183.2 yds per outing. Mac Jones has connected on 319 of his attempted career 438 throws for a completion percentage of 72.8%.
In their last contest, the Florida Gators played the LSU Tigers and went home in defeat by a score of 37-34. Kyle Trask went 29/47 with 474 yards via the pass and tossed 2 touchdowns. He walked away with 2 interceptions on the day. Malik Davis led the team on the ground in this outing. He tore off a long run of 39 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 81 yards via 7 carries which had him averaging 11.6 yards per run. Kadarius Toney was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 182 yards on 9 catches. He averaged 20.2 yards per catch in this outing.
Over the course of the season so far, the Gators have thrown for a total of 3,864 yards via the pass as well as holding an average of 386.4 throwing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 1st in college football. The Florida Gators average 513.5 yards/outing which is good for 8th in the nation. They average 127.1 yards per game via the ground game and have toted the ball for 1,271 yards for the year. When discussing their ability to score points, the Gators currently sit 12th in Division 1 with 41.2 PPG. The Gators are allowing 26.3 PPG, which puts them 60th in D-1. Over the course of the season, they have relinquished 263 pts. Florida has conceded a total of 1,426 yards rushing (142.6 yards per contest) and 11 touchdowns by way of the ground game this year. They have surrendered 20 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 242.3 yards/game, which has them in 90th in D-1.
In the 25 games in his collegiate career, Kyle Trask has completed 510 of 745 tries for 6,820 yds. He averages 272.8 yards per contest through the air with a 171.4 QB rating. Trask has thrown for 66 touchdowns compared to 12 picks in his career. He has rushed for 54 yds on 114 tries. His touchdown percentage when attempting a pass is 8.9% and his interception percentage is 1.6%.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Gators college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Gators +14
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