LINE: Alabama -32.5, o/u: 57
ATS PICK: Alabama
Oh come on. you’re not really that worried that Duke is all of a sudden going to rip up the Alabama defense now that Dylan Moses is hurt, are you?
You’re not really that worried that star running backs Najee Harris and Brian Robinson are suspended for the first half after missing a team meeting, are you?
Basically, Nick Saban is mad. He’s mad at how last year’s season ended, and he’s mad that Alabama isn’t Clemson at the immediate moment, and he’s mad because he’s Nick Saban.
Expect the foot to be on the gas for the entire game.
The line hasn’t budged after the major injury and suspensions after getting to 33. It dropped a half a point, but whatever – it didn’t fall to the 30.5 it was at when it opened.
Bama has won every opener since 2006 by double-digits, hasn’t allowed more than 14 points in the first game since 2015, and allowed more than 17 just once since 2009.
This will get ugly in a hurry. Your 33.5 will be safe by late in the third quarter.