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Alabama vs Florida Odds Previews

There are almost too many good college football Top-25 matchups to choose from this week. Here’s a look at the biggest games on the Week 5 college football odds, including some quick picks.

No. 7 Florida at No. 1 Alabama -7.5 at Bovada - Total = 48

Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

ET Alabama (4-0, 3-1 ATS) and Florida (4-0, 2-1-1 ATS) have a serious grudge match to settle. This is a rematch of the last two SEC championship games, with the winner of both having moved on to the BCS Championship Game and winning a national title. The Gators have to be especially bitter after Alabama ruined Tim Tebow’s final season; the Crimson Tide won 32-13 in last year’s meeting, covering as 5-point underdogs. Bama and Florida have split their past eight games, though the Tide have a slight edge against the spread (5-3).

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The total has gone over in two of their last three meetings and the Tide could be hard-pressed to cover the Florida Alabama point spread Saturday. Look for the Alabama defense to take care of business. The Crimson Tide already turned in an impressive effort against Heisman candidate Ryan Mallett; it should have no problems containing Florida pivot Jon Brantley.

No. 9 Stanford at No. 4 Oregon State -7 at Sportsbook.ag - Total = 65

Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

ET Holy huge total, Batman! Oregon (4-0, 2-1 ATS) beat its first legitimate team last week, but this marks the Ducks’ first true test. And bettors who think their offense is a great as their defense is bad could still be considering betting OVER the total, even though it was set at a huge 65! Oregon looked awful on defense in last week’s win over Arizona, though, getting gouged for 597 yards.

The “D” bailed itself out with seven takeaways, but that’s not going to happen with NFL prospect Andrew Luck quarterbacking the Cardinal. Speaking of which, Luck has burned Oregon in the past-last year, he threw for 251 yards and a pair of scores in Stanford’s 51-42 victory (the Cardinal covered as a 6.5-point underdog). He’s a year better now and shouldn’t have any problems shredding the Ducks’ pass defense. Stanford has covered two straight games against the Ducks. Make it three. Oregon’s defense is ripe for the picking, so Stanford should at least be able to play keep up. The Oregon State Stanford point spread looks about right.

No. 21 Texas at No. 8 Oklahoma -3.5 at Bovada - Total = 45

Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET Red River Rivalry odds are some of the most heavily bet in the entire college football betting schedule each year. Texas may be 4-0, but it’s simply not as good as everyone thinks-look no further than a disappointing 1-3 record against the spread, including a straight up loss to UCLA last week. In fact, the Longhorns are just 1-6 against the spread in their past seven games. Oklahoma (4-0, 1-3 ATS) hasn’t exactly been gangbusters either, winning its last two games by six total points, though at least the Sooners are winning games they’re supposed to.

This series has gone in waves. Texas had covered four straight before last year’s push; Oklahoma covered five straight games before that. After Texas’ loss to the Bruins, it looks like another shift is on the horizon-if the Longhorns got crushed at home by UCLA, the Sooners should have no problems covering 3.5 points at home.

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