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SEC Championship Has Very Low Total

Two of the best defenses in the nation clash with the SEC Championship hanging in the balance when the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators meet at the Georgia Dome Saturday. With two stellar defenses, it shouldn't come as a shock that the total is incredibly low, but that does beg the question; do such low totals manage to stay UNDER?

So far this season in college football there have been 18 games that have closed with a total of 39.5 or lower. The UNDER has hit in 12 of those 18 games (66.7 percent) with the average combined score tallying 32.6 points.

Alabama is third in the nation in points allowed, with Nick Saban’s squad allowing just 185.8 yards and 14.3 points per game. Not to be outdone, the Gators have held opponents to 172.3 yards and 15.5 points.

The biggest threat to this total going OVER is likely Heisman-favorite Derrick Henry. The Alabama running back has scored the second-most points by an individual player in the nation and has tallied 12 touchdowns in the past six games.

Games With Total of 39.5 Or Lower This Season
TeamsCombined ScoreClosing TotalOver/Under
Florida at Missouri2439.5UNDER
Maine at Tulane4539.5OVER
Florida A&M at USF5443.5OVER
Michigan at Minnesota4539.0OVER
Boston College at Syracuse3739.0UNDER
UConn at UCF5339.0OVER
Kent State at Akron2038.5UNDER
Vanderbilt at Florida1638.5UNDER
UConn at Temple3038.0UNDER
Presbyterian at Miami (OH)3338.0UNDER
Boston College at CLemson5138.0OVER
NC State at Boston College3238.0UNDER
Boston College at Duke1637.5UNDER
Boston College at Louisville3137.0UNDER
Northwestern at Michigan3837.0OVER
Virginia Tech at Boston College3636.5UNDER
Wake Forest at Boston College336.0UNDER
Missouri at Vanderbilt1334.5UNDER