Alabama Crimson Tide vs Florida Gators Prediction, 9/18/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Florida Gators
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Gators (+13.5)
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium is the site where the Florida Gators (2-0) will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0) on Saturday. Florida opens this game as 13.5-point underdogs. The betting total is set at 56.
The Alabama Crimson Tide head into this matchup 2-0 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Crimson Tide stepped onto the field against the Mercer Bears and earned the victory with a final of 48-14. Bryce Young went 19/27 with 227 yds through the air and 3 TDs. He had a quarterback rating of 177.7 and ended the contest without throwing a pick. Brian Robinson Jr. was the rushing leader for the Crimson Tide with 10 carries for 70 yds (7.0 yds per carry). The Alabama Crimson Tide rushed the ball a total of 34 different times and recorded 158 yards, which is an average of 4.6 yards per tote. Overall, they had 65 plays which converted into 424 yds. Alabama relinquished 10 completions on 18 tries for a total of 168 yds, and a completion percentage of 55.6%. On the ground, the Crimson Tide conceded 48 yds on 36 tries, which is an average of 1.3 yards per run allowed.
In terms of scoring points, the Alabama Crimson Tide hold an average of 46.0 points per game. As a team they're averaging 152.5 yards via the ground game ranking them 65th in the nation. The Crimson Tide have tallied 925 total yards for the year. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Alabama has compiled 7 touchdowns through the air and 3 touchdowns via the ground. Alabama has compiled 52 1st downs, and they have been called for 17 infractions for 176 yards.
Concerning yards through the air, the Crimson Tide have given up 346 yards which puts them in 70th in D-1. They are conceding 173.0 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 66.0%. In total, they have surrendered 241.0 yards per contest putting them at 45th in Division 1. They are giving up an average of 2.0 yards per attempt on the ground and 68.0 rushing yards per game so far this year. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 136 yards via the ground game in 2 games. The Crimson Tide are ranked 41st in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 13.5 PPG.
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The Gators come into this matchup with a record of 2-0 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Gators got the victory with a final of 42-20 when they played the USF Bulls. Emory Jones carried the football 13 times for 81 yards, ending the contest with 6.2 yards per carry for Florida. Emory Jones (1 TD) ended the contest with 151 yards on 14/22 through the air while his quarterback rate was 118.1. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 6.9. Florida surrendered 41 attempts on the ground for 109 yards (2.7 yds per carry). The Gators pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 56.7%, relinquishing 188 yds on 17 out of 30 passing. The Gators finished the game with a total of 666 yds while they ran 69 plays (9.7 yards per play). Florida rushed for 8.3 yards per carry, finishing the game with 363 yards on 44 attempts.
The Florida Gators are averaging 609.5 yards per outing, which ranks them 2nd in D-1. The Florida offense has compiled 136 yds of penalties on 13 infractions, which is good for 42nd in college football in terms of giving up free yards. During the season thus far, the Gators have thrown for 456 yards through the air not to mention an average of 228.0 throwing yards per contest, which has them sitting 47th in Division 1. In terms of their scoring prowess, the Gators currently sit 36th in the nation holding an average of 38.5 points per contest.
Florida has conceded a total of 201 rushing yards (100.5 yards per game) and 3 touchdowns rushing this season. They have surrendered 1 touchdown through the air as well as 224.5 yards/contest, which has them ranked 108th in D-1. The Gators defense has been on the field for 141 plays, which is good for 112th in the country. The Gators are giving up 17.0 points per game, which has them sitting 53rd in D-1. In total, they have surrendered 34 pts.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Gators college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -13.5
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