Hilltoppers open as underdog vs Crimson Tide
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide host Western Kentucky on Saturday, looking to build on their 1-0 ATS mark against the 1-0 Hilltoppers in NCAAF action at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
This season the Crimson Tide are 1-0 overall and 1-0 ATS against the number, while the Hilltoppers are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. As for the totals, Alabama is 1-0 on the OU, and Western Kentucky is 0-0.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Crimson Tide here saw them open as 38.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Western Kentucky won its last outing, a 49-10 result against Austin Peay on September 1. Since it involved a non-board school, there was no point spread or total on the game.
Last time out for Alabama, they were a 41-14 winner as they battled Michigan at home. Alabama covered in the match as a 13-point favorite, while 55 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Michigan was unable to contain T.J. Yeldon in its last action Saturday and the result was a 41-14 Week 1 loss against the Crimson Tide.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Trends:
When playing in September are 1-9
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 1-9
Alabama Crimson Tide Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing outside the conference are 10-0
A few Hilltoppers at Crimson Tide trends to consider:
Western Kentucky is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Western Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Alabama is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Alabama's last 15 games at home
Western Kentucky at Kentucky, Saturday, September 15
Alabama at Arkansas, Saturday, September 15