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Alabama seeks 13th straight win at home


The Alabama Crimson Tide re-established themselves as the best team in the nation last Saturday with a convincing 24-7 win over the Florida State Seminoles. The Crimson Tide have a much easier task at hand this Saturday hosting the Fresno State Bulldogs.

Shark Bites
  • Fresno State is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games.
  • Alabama is 27-1 SU in its last 28 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Alabama’s last seven games at home.

Alabama is 12-0 SU and 6-6 ATS in its last 12 games at home. Needless to say, a team with Alabama’s talent and depth can essentially pick its score against opponents like this. But Nick Saban hasn’t shown any real interest in embarrassing inferior teams as a huge favorite. The Crimson Tide are just 4-14 ATS in their last 18 games as a favorite of 34 points or more.

On the other hand, Fresno State doesn’t instil much confidence as a road underdog. The lowly Bulldogs are 1-11 SU and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games as one since the start of the 2015 season.

This game will mark the fifth time that the Bulldogs have faced an SEC team since 2006. Fresno State is 0-4 SU and ATS over that stretch, including a 73-21 loss on the road against Mississippi in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Fresno State Bulldogs were listed as 45-point underdogs on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

Earlier, OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 49-4 victory for the Crimson Tide. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Fresno State Bulldogs vs Alabama Crimson Tide Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Fresno State Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-0 ATS against the spread this season, while the Alabama Crimson Tide are 1-0 ATS. Fresno State is 1-0 on the OVER/UNDER betting totals; Alabama is 0-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Alabama vs Fresno State injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 1 (Alabama Crimson Tide) and the No. 127 (Fresno State Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out, Incarnate Word could not slow down KeeSean Johnson, who managed 120 receiving yards in the Bulldogs' 66-0 victory over the Cardinals Saturday.

The Crimson Tide grabbed a Week 1 victory over the Seminoles in their last game, winning 24-7 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Fresno State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Fresno State is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
  • Fresno State is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Fresno State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Alabama is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Alabama is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games
  • Alabama is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Fresno State at Washington, Saturday, September 16
Alabama home to Colorado State, Saturday, September 16