Obviously this season has taken an unfortunate turn for the Crimson Tide, but hopefully you’ve been able to make a couple bucks with us along the way. We recommended taking Mississippi State under 21 points last week, which was our fifth winner in a row.
We don’t have much to say about this weekend’s matchup with Western Carolina. Some sports books don’t put out games involving FCS teams, and ones that do usually wait until late Friday or early Saturday to do so. It looks like Alabama will be somewhere in the neighborhood of a 57-point favorite. There’s not much to say about a game with a spread of 57 points.
A handful of sports books offer look-ahead lines for next week’s games. At the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Alabama is a -2.5 favorite over Auburn in next week’s Iron Bowl. FanDuel has Alabama installed as a 2-point favorite over the Tigers.
Here’s a quick look at where the Tide are positioned in terms of the National Championship picture.
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James Bunting is a former sports book manager and has written for a number of national outlets over the last decade, in addition to analyzing the odds for WagerTalk.