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Alabama vs Miami Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 1

Alabama vs Miami Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 1

by Joseph MistrettaAugust 31, 2021
  • Miami’s fate will be decided by the performance of QB D’Eriq King
  • Alabama relies on great defense and smart offense to seal the victory
  • Game will be closer than the 18.5 point spread

Week 1 of the college football season is right around the corner as the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game is scheduled for Saturday at 3:30 P.M. The game will feature the No. 1 ranked juggernaut that is Alabama Football and the No. 14 ranked Miami Hurricanes. While Miami finished last season with a respectable 8-3 record, Alabama comes into the season as the reigning national champions.

Betting Odds for Alabama vs Miami

  • Spread: Alabama -18.5
  • Moneyline: Alabama – 1000, Miami + 650
  • Total: 62

All odds are courtesy of DraftKings

Alabama vs Miami Prediction: Spread

Alabama should be able to win this game. However, the spread is huge and there is a good chance Miami hangs around and causes the game to be somewhat competitive. We aren’t talking about a tie game going into the final seconds of play, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up not being a completely lopsided affair. However, I will say that Alabama will win by at least two touchdowns.

  • Free Prediction: Alabama – 13.5

Alabama vs Miami Prediction: Moneyline

Alabama will win this game. Head Coach Nick Saban has never lost a home opener with Alabama and that should not change on Saturday. Even though Alabama did lose six players to the NFL heading into this season, they always do a masterful job at recruiting and getting the most out of their players. I like the current moneyline provided so we will stick with it.

  • Free Prediction: Alabama – 1000, Miami + 650

Alabama vs Miami Prediction: Totals

Alabama has a tremendous defense but has quite a few new faces. This could lead to Miami putting more points on the board than people think especially with their young QB D’Eriq King leading the way. Alabama will also put points on the board but I don’t believe they will score 50 or more like people have been saying. I like them somewhere in the 30’s or 40”s and Miami will get into the 20’s.

  • Free Prediction: 58

Prop Predictions

With a new quarterback and a new number one receiver for Alabama, their offense will be difficult to read. However, the defense is the best place to start making prop bets. Although Miami should have a decent day offensively, expect Alabama to cause havoc for the Hurricanes. Despite that, expect King to have a solid day on offense for Miami.

  • Free Prediction: Alabama causes at least 3 turnovers
  • Free Prediction: D’Eriq King scores at least 1 rushing and 1 passing touchdown

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