LINE: Alabama -39, o/u: 61.5
POINT TOTAL PICK: Over
If it seems like Alabama is a little salty this week, you’re right.
It has to play an early game in the heat. It doesn’t get the main stage at the TV festival. All the headlines are about the student section leaving early.
Watch out for it all to focus the Tide into even more of a machine.
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Bama has scored 42 (Duke), 62 (New Mexico State) and 47 (South Carolina), and there’s no reason to think it can’t get to at least 50 against a Southern Miss defense that’s better than it’s playing, but is getting rocked.
Troy put up 42 on the Golden Eagles last week, and Mississippi State hung 38 on the board. Southern Miss can score and should be good for at least 14 points. If Alabama doesn’t go for 62, it’ll handle the rest of the work itself.
And to finish off the theme …