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Crimson Tide face Gators in SEC clash

In one of the weekend’s biggest games, two undefeated SEC powerhouses clash when the Florida Gators host the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Alabama has dominated this series recently, holding a 6-1 SU advantage and a 5-2 ATS advantage over their last seven games. Both teams sit in the Top 15 of the Odds Shark College football power rankings chart.

Trent Richardson racked up 211 total yards in Alabama’s win over Arkansas last week.

View Alabama vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Florida opened as 5-point underdogs. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Gators - Crimson Tide odds would favor the Crimson Tide if the lines were set according to power ranks. Florida is rated No. 15 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Crimson Tide sit at No. 3.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 40.2 PPG, against a Crimson Tide defense that ranks No. 2 this week at 8 PPG. The Gators aerial game is averaging 202.8 yards per game, more than the Crimson Tide secondary allows through the air, 138.2 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Crimson Tide feature the league's No. 22-rated road run defense, allowing 107 yards per game. Florida, meanwhile, ranks No. 33 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for Alabama, they were a 38-14 winner as they battled Arkansas at home. Alabama covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite, while 52 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Florida was a 48-10 winner on the road against Kentucky. They covered the 17.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (58) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing in October are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Florida Gators Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 6-4

 

A few Crimson Tide at Gators trends to consider:
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Alabama is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Alabama is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Florida
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Florida is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Florida is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Alabama

Next up:
Alabama home to Vanderbilt, Saturday, October 8
Florida at LSU, Saturday, October 8

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