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UNDER The Play When Washington meets Alabama In Peach Bowl?

The Peach Bowl features possibly the most intriguing matchup of the College Football Playoffs, as Washington’s high-powered offense meets Alabama’s stingy defense. Despite the Huskies being the fourth-highest scoring offense in the country, they have actually gone UNDER in their past four with their defense holding opponents to 17.8 points per game.

  • Alabama is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games against teams with winning records.
  • Washington is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games in December.

Washington’s offense gets the headlines, deservedly so considering it averages 44.5 ppg and 472.2 offensive yards, but the Huskies’ defense has been excellent all year. The Huskies are holding opponents to just 316 yards per game and 17.2 points with 19 interceptions.

However, the Huskies will go exactly as far as Jake Browning will carry them. When the quarterback is on, he is one of the best in the nation, but when he is off, he is a liability for Washington. In Browning’s career wins he has a 68 percent completion rate with a 6-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio compared with 57 percent and a 1-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio in losses. Browning has also struggled against some of the better defenses he faced this season, as he has gone 26-for-60 with three touchdowns and two interceptions in two games against top-25 defenses.

Alabama has spent the entire season decimating opponents, as the Crimson Tide have an average scoring margin of plus-28.7 during their perfect regular season. When you talk about Alabama, you need to talk about the defense first. The Tide rank first in the country in points against and yards allowed per game while recording the third-most sacks in the country. The defensive line features potentially the best player in college football in Jonathan Allen, as the surefire top-10 pick in the upcoming NFL draft has 56 tackles, 13.0 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks.

On offense, there is a chance that Jalen Hurts is the most dynamic quarterback Nick Saban has had while in Tuscaloosa. The freshman quarterback has accounted for 34 touchdowns with both his arm and his legs while only accounting for nine turnovers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at -14 for the Alabama Crimson Tide . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark college football prediction models picked a 42-34 result in favor of the Crimson Tide on Saturday. Check the matchup report for any updates or pick revisions before kickoff. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Washington Huskies vs Alabama Crimson Tide Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Alabama Crimson Tide have seen them go 13-0 and 9-4 ATS so far this season, while the Washington Huskies are at 12-1 and 7-6 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Washington Huskies are 8-5, while the Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Alabama vs Washington injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Alabama Crimson Tide rated this week at No. 1 and the Washington Huskies sitting at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Alabama Crimson Tide No. 13-ranked offense (40.54 PPG) against a Washington Huskies defense that ranks No. 8 at 17.23 PPG. The Alabama Crimson Tide passing attack has averaged 224.08 yards per game, more than the Washington Huskies give up through the air (192.62 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Washington Huskies own the league's No. 61-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 183.2 yards per game when on the road. Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 43 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Myles Gaskin ran through the Colorado defense for 159 yards in Washington's last game, handing the Buffaloes a 41-10 setback on Friday at Levi's Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
  • Alabama is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games