Alabama aiming for SECond championship win over Florida
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Alabama Crimson Tide are the college football betting odds-on favorites to beat the Florida Gators on Saturday, December 3rd at the Georgia Dome and win a third straight SEC championship, as well as a second consecutive title win over Florida. Here are the college football betting lines at BetNow online sportsbook:
Florida +24 (-110) 40 (-110) +1250
The Crimson Tide (12-0) beat the Auburn Tigers 30-12 on Saturday. Jalen Hurts finished 27 of 36 for 286 yards with two TDs and two interceptions. Bo Scarbrough ran for 90 yards on 17 carries. ArDarius Stewart had 127 yards and one TD on 10 receptions. Reuben Foster had eight tackles. Ryan Anderson had one sack. Shaun Dion Hamilton intercepted one pass. Adam Griffith kicked 3 of 3 field goals.
The Gators (8-3) lost to the Florida State Seminoles 13-31 on Saturday, which does not bode well for morale as they prepare to face the No. 1 school in the country. Austin Appleby threw 19 of 35 for 149 yards. Jordan Scarlett ran for 53 yards on 14 carries. Antonio Callaway had 58 yards on six receptions. Marcell Harris had 11 tackles. Chauncey ‘Being There’ Gardner intercepted one pass. Eddy Pineiro made 2 of 2 field goals. A Gators’ two-game winning streak ended.
Alabama is averaging 479.6 total yards (231.3 passing and 248.3 rushing) and allowing 247.2 total yards (178.1 passing and 69.1 rushing) per game. Hurts is 208 of 316 (65.8%) for 2425 yards with 20 TDs and nine picks, and has run for 12 TDs. Damien Harris has 897 rushing yards on 124 carries. O.J. Howard has 404 yards on 35 catches, while Stewart and Calvin Ridley have seven receiving TDs each. Foster has 83 combined tackles. Tim Williams has eight sacks. Minkah Fitzpatrick has intercepted four passes.
Florida is averaging 352.7 total yards (211.1 passing and 141.6 rushing) and allowing 291.9 total yards (158.0 passing and 133.9 rushing) per game. Appleby is 87 of 145 (60.0%) for 964 yards for six TDs and two picks. Scarlett has run for 778 yards and six TDs on 154 yards. Tyrie Cleveland has 282 yards and two TDs on 13 catches. Harris has 57 combined tackles. Jabari Zuniga has five sacks.
Gators college football betting odds trends: 4-2 against the spread in the last six games, 8-3 straight-up in the last 11 games, and 1-4 against the spread and 0-5 straight-up in the last five fames versus ‘Bama. The total has gone under in five of Florida’s last five games, and over in four of the Gators’ last five games versus the Tide.