Alabama Crimson Tide Looks to Own the SEC

Tide in Transition: Will Nick Saban’s Absence Upset Betting Alabama Football Odds?

The college football world is abuzz with questions surrounding the Alabama Crimson Tide. With Nick Saban stepping back from a full-time head coaching role, a new era dawns in Tuscaloosa. Will this leadership change significantly impact betting Alabama football odds and their national championship aspirations?

While Alabama remains a powerhouse program, the absence of Coach Saban on the sideline is a significant factor to consider for betting Alabama football.

Let’s delve deeper into the Crimson Tide’s revamped coaching staff, key player departures, and the overall strength of the SEC before crafting your collegiate football betting strategy.


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2024 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Team | 130th Season of the NCAA gridiron action | 1st season of Kalen DeBoer Head Coach
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2023 Record: 12–2 (8–0 SEC)


NCAA College Football National Championship Odds

  • Georgia +320
  • Ohio State +425
  • Texas +750
  • Oregon +850
  • Alabama +1400
  • Ole Miss +1600
  • LSU +1800

Why is Alabama a Favorite to Win the National Championship?

Kalen DeBoer is an offensive mastermind. The former Huskies’ head coach turned Michael Penix Jr. into not only a Heisman Trophy contender but also a first round NFL Draft pick.

Penix Jr. delivered bombs to Rome Odunze, one of the wide receivers in the nation and another first round draft pick from Washington’s program.

DeBoer transferred emerging WR star Germaine Bernard to Tuscaloosa.

More importantly, DeBoer transferred center Parker Brailsford who understands how to set up DeBoer’s offensive blocking schemes.


Why Alabama Is a Good Bet to Win the National Championship?

The new Bama head coach has some pieces to work with at Alabama. Quarterback Jalen Milroe took a massive forward step last season.

In DeBoer’s system, Milroe will excel. He’s got wheels to roll out and his arm is exceptional.

Brailsford will ensure the other offensive linemen run DeBoer’s offense to protection.

We should expect Bama to average close to 40 points per game.

That alone makes Alabama a title contender. 


Why Alabama Isn’t a Good Bet to Win the National Championship?

The defense has massive question marks. Losing star defensive back Caleb Downs, maybe the best secondary player in the nation, to Ohio State via the transfer portal was a huge hit.

DeBoer is trying to replace Downs with USC transfer Domani Jackson and Michigan sophomore Keon Sabb. Doing so won’t be easy.

Jackson and Sabb are talented players, but the overall level of play in the SEC is slightly above what you find in the former Pac 12 and in the Big Ten.

Also, Bama’s defensive line and linebackers units, although decent, may not be good enough to keep teams like LSU, Tennessee, and Georgia from racking up points. 


Alabama Analysis: Should we back the Crimson Tide to win the title?

The key is to make the College Football Playoff. Bama’s chances of making the CFP are tough to handicap. On one hand, the offense should be electric.

On the other hand the defense could be a problem. The schedule could be Bama’s undoing.

The Tide are at Wisconsin and then host Georgia in their next game.

Alabama must travel to Tennessee, Oklahoma, and LSU this season. The annual Iron Bowl versus Auburn is always a tossup.

Because of the schedule, Alabama is a play against to win the National Championship.


Betting Alabama’s Odds for the Next Season

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Team Odds
Georgia Bulldogs +320
Ohio State Buckeyes +450
Texas Longhorns +800
Oregon Ducks +1000
Alabama Crimson Tide +1100
LSU Tigers +1200
Michigan Wolverines +1400
Ole Miss Rebels +1400
Florida State Seminoles +1800
Penn State Nittany Lions +2200
Clemson Tigers +2500
Notre Dame Fighting Irish +2500
USC Trojans +3300
Texas A&M Aggies +3300
Missouri Tigers +4000
Tennessee Volunteers +4000
Oklahoma Sooners +4000
Washington Huskies +5000
Miami (FL) Hurricanes +6600
Kansas State Wildcats +6600
Utah Utes +6600
Arizona Wildcats +7500

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Alabama Once Again Is The Clear Betting Favorite to Win the SEC Championship

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Alabama Once Again the Favorites in SEC

They have to replace a Heisman-winning wide receiver plus five other first-round draft picks, but the Alabama Crimson Tide are beginning another season at No. 1 and are favored to repeat as SEC champions. We’ve seen this movie before. Every time Nick Saban’s team loses half a team to the NFL, they just reload with more five-stars and turn in another championship season. 

We saw some of this year’s starters last season as Bryce Young will start at quarterback with Brian Robinson Jr. at running back and John Metchie III takes over at the top wide receiver spot. The schedule is challenging as always, with a non-conference neutral site game against Miami to start and a September trip to Florida. The Tide play Texas A&M on the road, host LSU and finish with the Iron Bowl at Auburn.

Alabama is a huge favorite to win the SEC West. Overall they are -180 to win the SEC Championship, and the next best West division team is Texas A&M at +1100. LSU checks in at +1600 while Auburn is +2800. 

JT Daniels Leading Georgia

The Georgia Bulldogs think they finally have it figured out at quarterback after waiting to turn to JT Daniels last season. The 2020 Bulldogs only lost twice, but those setbacks came to Alabama and arch-rival Florida and prevented UGA from winning the East. 

Georgia starts the season with a fantastic game as they play Clemson in Charlotte, North Carolina. A loss there won’t impact the Bulldogs SEC title hopes at all, and the East race likely comes down to the Florida game in Jacksonville once again. The SEC schedule was kind with crossover games against Arkansas and at Auburn while the Bulldogs host Missouri and Kentucky.

With more starters back on offense than the Gators, Georgia is the bookie’s favorite to win the East. They are +200 to win the SEC while Florida is +1400, and nobody else is above +5000. 

Dark Horse Candidates

Texas A&M, LSU, and Florida aren’t really dark horses as they all begin the season in the top 20. Ole Miss is surprisingly behind Auburn in the odds at +4000, and they return Matt Corral at quarterback and Jerrion Ealy at running back. Lane Kiffin’s offense accounted for 555 yards per game last year, and if the defense can improve at all, the Rebels could pull off a couple of surprises. 

The Rebels may rely on Ealy more in 2021, with Elijah Moore now in the NFL. Jonathan Mingo and Braylon Sanders will be options on the outside for Corral, who threw for 333 yards per game last season to go with 29 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. 

Schedule wise the Rebels get Tennessee and Vanderbilt in the cross-over games, probably the easiest two opponents to play. They will host LSU and Texas A&M but have to travel to both Alabama and Auburn. The tough games are spread out with only LSU/Auburn back-to-back before the Rebels end with the Egg Bowl and a trip to Mississippi State.

Kiffin would love nothing more than to upset the entire SEC establishment and represent the league in Atlanta in December. At +4000 to win the SEC, the Rebels are worth a couple of bucks as your dark horse SEC candidate. 

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Alabama Crimson Tide Looks to Own the SEC Again in 2018

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The Alabama Crimson Tide beat Georgia for the 2018 College Football National Championship. The Tide head into the 2018-2019 College Football Season as a huge +180 favorite to win the top prize in college football.

What are Alabama’s chances of truly repeating? Below, I break down the 2018-2019 Alabama Crimson Tide.

Alabama Crimson Tide Looks to Own the SEC Again in 2018

Alabama is the most dominant team in college football history. No team has won as many National Championships as Bama. The Crimson Tide has taken down a ridiculous 16 national titles. They’ll look to take down their 17th this year.

Check out Bama’s offense, defense, and strength of schedule.

Alabama Offense

Alabama’s offense starts with a two-headed monster at QB. Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa are both capable starters at the college level. Tagovailoa is the favorite to get the nod over Hurts. That might not mean anything. Hurts has a lot of ability. Coach Nick Saban knows this. He’ll play both during the regular season.

Bama always relies on a strong rushing attack. The rushing game is likely to fall onto the shoulders of sophomore Najee Harris. Harris had a breakout game versus a tough Georgia defense in the National Championship. He rushed for 64 yards on only 6 carries.

Replacing Round 1 NFL pick wide receiver Calvin Ridley won’t be easy. Ridley was as solid of a WR as Alabama’s ever had. He wasn’t as flashy as Julio Jones and Amari Cooper. He was ultra-effective, though. Devonta Smith, who caught the National Championship winning pass from Tagovailoa figures to get his number called the most.

Alabama Defense

Coach Nick Saban knows that the Bama defense lost a ton from last season’s championship squad. Saban must manage without Da’Ron Payne on the defensive line. Things might not be as bad as it first appears.

Raekwon Davis is a solid DE. So is Isaiah Buggs. The linebackers, like always, will be great. Terrell Lewis Anfernee Jennings, and Christian Miller are solid. The key will be the play of freshman cornerback Patrick Surtain Jr. and the corner on the other side, Saivion Smith.

Smith heads to Bama after playing at LSU. That means he should have his corner technique down pat.

Alabama’s Schedule

For one of the best teams, if not the best, in the nation the Crimson Tide sure has a cupcake out of conference schedule. You’d expect that because Alabama must battle SEC foes LSU, Ole Miss, Auburn, Mississippi State, Missouri and Arkansas.

The key for Bama will be, like it always is, the Iron Bowl versus rival Auburn on Nov. 24. Auburn beat Bama last season. Alabama figures to take down Auburn this season because the game is in Tuscaloosa.

2018 Schedule for Alabama Crimson Tide

SEC Prediction:  1st in the SEC

There’s no team in the SEC that can handle the Alabama Crimson Tide. Unless the defense truly doesn’t return to glory, Nick Saban should win another SEC Championship.

Overall Prediction:  College Football National Champions

Alabama is too strong in every area not to win the College Football Playoff again. The team has a strong offensive line, two of the better quarterbacks in college football, a devastating defense on paper, and the greatest college football coach of all time in Nick Saban.



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