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Southern Miss Golden Eagles Open as Week 3 Betting Underdogs vs Crimson Tide

Southern Miss Golden Eagles


Alabama Crimson Tide
Saturday, September 13, 2014 6:00 PM ET
Bryant-Denny Stadium

The Alabama Crimson Tide will extend their streak of consecutive games as double-digit favorites to 14 in college football betting when they welcome the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in the first meeting between the two teams since 2005.

No. 2 Alabama defended their high ranking in the AP Top 25 poll with a 41-0 rout of Florida Atlantic in Week 2. Southern Miss have struggled enormously over the last two seasons, posting a dismal 2-24 record SU, 6-20 ATS, since the start of the 2012 season, and are 1-9 SU, 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Tide.

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Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Alabama Crimson Tide Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Alabama will face the 1-1 Southern Miss Golden Eagles, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Alabama Crimson Tide are 1-0 so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 0-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Alabama vs Southern Miss injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Alabama Crimson Tide) and the No. 124 (Southern Miss Golden Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA football Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

How Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Alabama Crimson Tide Stats Matchup

The game also pits Alabama's No. 50-ranked offense, averaging 37 PPG, against a Southern Miss defense that ranks No. 106 this week at 34.5 PPG. The Alabama aerial game is averaging 333 yards per game, more than the Southern Miss Golden Eagles secondary allows through the air, 223.5 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles feature the league's No. 51-rated road run defense, allowing 201 yards per game. Alabama, meanwhile, ranks No. 61 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Southern Miss was a 26-20 winner in its last match at home against Braves. They failed to cover the -14.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 46 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Ito Smith ran through the Alcorn State defense for 118 yards in Southern Miss's last game, handing the Braves a 26-20 setback on Saturday at MM Roberts Stadium.

Alabama won its last outing, a 41-0 result against Owls on September 6. Alabama failed to cover in that game as a -42-point favorite, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Alabama won its last game, 41-0 over Florida Atlantic on Saturday, behind a 189-yard receiving performance from Amari Cooper at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Odds Trends

Southern Miss is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games
Southern Miss is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 6 games
Southern Miss is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Alabama is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Alabama is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games
Alabama is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Alabama is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Southern Miss home to Appalachian State, Saturday, September 20th
Alabama home to Florida, Saturday, September 20th