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Alabama vs. South Carolina College Football Betting Picks 09/14/19

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Alabama Crimson Tide Vs. South Carolina Gamecocks NCAAF betting odds, picks and game preview

An account of two blowout wins is Alabama again looking to Roll to the college football playoff. The loaded Crimson Tide has hardly cracked a sweat after two easy wins to open the betting on college football season. By contrast, South Carolina flopped in their opener with an upset loss to North Carolina. In the defeat, the Gamecocks lost starting quarterback Jake Bentley due to injury. Namely, Ryan Hilinski has taken over and is considered a viable alternative. Under head coach Will Muschamp the Gamecocks have recruited well but have played inconsistency. An upset on Saturday is a tall task.

Alabama Crimson Tide Vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

When: Saturday, September 14, 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Williams Brice Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina
TV: CBS
Stream: Check Listings
Alabama Crimson Tide Vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Alabama -26 (-110) -4000
South Carolina +26 (-110) +2000
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Alabama Crimson Tide

The first-week action saw Alabama cover in a 42-3 win over Duke in Atlanta. Last week the Crimson Tide took apart New Mexico State in a 62-10 romp. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is flashing a Heisman Trophy pose to start the season. In his time as Alabama starter Tua has been as close to perfect as possible. Identical to their quarterback is a defense that is difficult to move against. Alabama ranks with Clemson as the most complete team in college football.

Players to Watch: QB Tua Tagovailoa (76% COMP, 563 YDS, 10.2 AVG, 7 TD, 0 INT, 204.3 RTG), RB Najee Harris (24 ATT, 120 YDS, 5.0 YPC, 1 TD), RB Keilan Robinson (7 ATT, 85 YDS, 12.1 AVG, 1 TD), RB Jerome Ford (11 ATT, 69 YDS, 6.3 YPC, 1 TD, 2 REC, 11 YDS, 5.5 YPC, 0 TD), RB Brian Robinson Jr (20 ATT, 66 YDS, 3.3 YPC, 1 TD), WR Jerry Jeudy (18 REC, 240 YDS, 13.3 YPC, 4 TD), WR Jaylen Waddle (7 REC, 142 YDS, 20.3 YPC, 0 TD), WR DeVonta Smith (10 REC, 101 YDS, 10.1 YPC, 1 TD), WR Henry Ruggs III (6 REC, 80 YDS, 1 13.3 YPC, 1 TD)

South Carolina Gamecocks

Following the disappointing 24-20 loss to North Carolina, the Gamecocks got back on track. Carolina feasted on a cupcake known as Charleston Southern 72-10 in week two. Of great concern was that the Cocks blew a 20-9 second-half lead in the opener.

Players to Watch: QB Ryan Hilinski (80% COMP, 282 YDS, 9.4 AVG, 2 TD, 1 INT, 174.3 RTG), RB Rico Dowdle (21 ATT, 149 YDS, 7.1 YPC, 2 TD, 4 REC, 28 YDS, 7.0 YPC, 0 TD), RB Kevin Harris (6 ATT, 147 YDS, 24.5 YPC, 3 TD), RB Tavien Feaster (19 ATT, 136 YDS, 7.2 YPC, 1 TD), WR Bryan Edwards (6 rec, 119 YDS, 19.8 YPC, 2 TD), TE Kyle Markway (6 REC, 74 YDS, 12.3 YPC, 1 TD), WR Shi Smith (7 REC, 68 YDS, 9.7 YPC, 0 TD)

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Numbers

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Alabama Crimson Tide

10-5 ATS as a road favorite
3-4 under the total laying points on the road
6-3 ATS in their last nine Southeastern Conference games
5-3 over the total in SEC matchups
11-5 on the board in road games against SEC teams
4-5 under the total away from home vs. SEC teams
1-3 ATS in their last 4 games vs. South Carolina
4-2 over the total in their last 6 matchups with USC

South Carolina Gamecocks

3-4 ATS as a dog at Williams Brice Stadium
8-5 over the total as a home pup
12-6-1 against Southeastern Conference teams
3-4 under the total in their last 7 SEC matchups
4-4-1 ATS in their last nine SEC home games
5-2 over the total at home vs. SEC schools
1-2 ATS at Williams Brice Stadium against Alabama
3-0 over the total in-home matchups with the Crimson Tide

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Picks

As mentioned earlier Alabama is a strong sportsbook value as road chalk and in SEC games.

Score Prediction: Alabama Crimson Tide 41, South Carolina Gamecocks 17