Alabama vs. Florida odds, line: 2021 college football picks:SEC powers collide on Saturday when the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide travel to take on the No. 11 Florida Gators. Alabama has won seven straight in this series, but the last matchup in 2020 came down to one score as the Tide pulled out a 52-46 victory in the SEC Championship Game. Florida is considered the top contender behind Georgia in the East, while Alabama is looking to claim another West division title. This SEC on CBS matchup should go a long way in deciding who ultimately makes it to Atlanta this year.
Kickoff at The Swamp is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. The latest Alabama vs. Florida odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Tide as 14.5-point favorites. The over-under, or total number of points expected, is up to 60 after opening at 56. Before making any Florida vs. Alabama picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Alabama vs. Florida. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the college football odds and trends for Florida vs. Alabama:
Florida vs. Alabama spread: Crimson Tide -14.5
Florida vs. Alabama over-under: 59.5 points
Florida vs. Alabama money line: Crimson Tide -700, Gators +475
BAMA: Alabama has covered in 10 of its last 15 games, dating back tWhy Alabama can cover
This is a series the Crimson Tide have dominated recently. Alabama has won seven straight in the series, dating back to 2009. Most of the game haven’t been particularly close either. In fact, Florida has only kept it within two scores twice time during that span.
In their only true challenge so far in 2021, the Crimson Tide proved that they have again reloaded despite losing a ton of talent to the NFL. The Tide beat an experienced Miami squad 44-13 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Week 1. New quarterback Bryce Young threw for 344 yards and four touchdowns against the Hurricanes. Alabama also had a de facto bye week in Week 2 as it hosted FCS-level Mercer and won 48-14 while using primarily reserves in the second half.
Why Florida can cover
The Swamp is one of the toughest places in the nation to play, and it’s very rare for Florida to get this many points at home. In fact, this spread makes Florida the biggest underdog it has been in Gainesville since 2013. Florida certainly has looked shaky at times in its first two games, but the Gators also have the talent level to keep this one competitive.
Emory Jones will remain the starting quarterback for Florida, per coach Dan Mullen. But the Gators might have an x-factor in backup Anthony Richardson, who has provided a spark in both Florida games thus far. He is dealing with a hamstring injury, but if he can go, he’s the type player who could come in and give even Alabama’s vaunted defense some troubles.