Right side, wrong result. After dominating the first half against Missouri, the only question for Alabama bettors last week was, “When will Coach Saban take his foot off the gas?” Unfortunately for those with Crimson Tide point spread tickets, the answer was “too soon.”
Nonetheless, Alabama’s first-team was dominant against the Tigers and there is plenty of reason for optimism in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide have opened as a 17-point home favorite this weekend against Texas A&M, with the over/under sitting at 51.5 points.
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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.