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Crimson Tide home to Commodores in NCAAF betting action

Vanderbilt CommodoresAlabama Crimson Tide
Oct 8, 7:00 PM | Grass of Bryant-Denny Stadium

Vanderbilt Commodores vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds

3-1TEAM RECORD5-0

After crushing Florida on the road last week, the Alabama Crimson Tide get a much easier one at home this week against the Vanderbilt Commodores.

The Crimson Tide are 9-0 SU against Vanderbilt in their last nine, but just 3-5-1 ATS over that stretch.

Trent Richardson rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns in the big win over Florida.

View Vanderbilt vs Alabama Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: If you're siding with the visitors in this one you'll find the Commodores listed as 28.5-point underdogs. Meanwhile, the over under line will be set shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Crimson Tide and the No. 97-ranked Commodores, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 52-32 result in favor of the Crimson Tide.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Alabama's No. 18-ranked offense (38.4 PPG) against a Commodores defense that ranks No. 15 at 15.8 PPG. The Crimson Tide passing attack has averaged 208.2 yards per game, more than the Commodores give up through the air (182.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Commodores feature the league's No. 36-rated road run defense, allowing 131 yards per game. Alabama, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.

Vanderbilt lost its last outing, a 21-3 result against South Carolina on September 24. Vanderbilt failed to cover in that game as a 15.5-point underdog, while the 24 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Alabama was a 38-10 winner on the road against Florida. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing in October are 1-9
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 2-8

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

A few Commodores at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vanderbilt's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Vanderbilt's last 17 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Alabama
Vanderbilt is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Vanderbilt
Alabama is 19-1 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Alabama's last 10 games at home

Next up:
Vanderbilt home to Georgia, Saturday, October 15
Alabama at Mississippi, Saturday, October 15

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