College Football Betting Preview: #1 Alabama Vs. #14 Miami

  • Alabama is heavily favored to beat Miami with -1200 odds.
  • There is a 19.5-point spread in favor of Alabama.
  • The total points for the game is set at 61.

ATLANTA – The Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game takes place every year in Atlanta, Georgia and usually features two of the top teams in the nation. This year, the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will be going up against #14 Miami.

Alabama has locked up the number one spot for the better part of the decade and Miami has been a team on the rise in recent years. With that, online sportsbooks have Alabama as heavy favorites in the game, but can Miami compete?

#1 Alabama Vs. #14 Miami

  • Alabama Moneyline -1200
  • Miami Moneyline +700
  • Spread: BAMA -19.5
  • Total: 61 Points

There should be no doubts or hesitation betting on Alabama to win this game for some of the easiest money anyone can make this season. The strongest argument to make defending this is that Alabama has not lost a season opener since 2001 where they lost to UCLA.

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Even further, since 2018, Miami has played two top-25 ranked teams in their season openers and took losses in both games.

These two have played each other 17 times where Alabama leads the series by a wide margin at 14-3 including their last meetings in 1993.

Alabama Vs. Miami Spread

With the moneyline heavily favoring the Crimson Tide, it is only right that the spread mirrors that, however, 19.5 points could be seen as too much in some cases. Yes, Alabama is a serious powerhouse in all of college football and does usually blow out their opponents, but in opening games more specifically, they have been questionable against a 19.5-point spread.

In their last 10 season openers, they have gone just 6-4 against the spread and didn't cover last season. Miami could cover the +19.5 spread due to a new face under center in Bryce Young.

Alabama Vs. Miami Over/Under

These are two teams that are no stranger to high-scoring games. Alabama finished last season hitting the Over in seven of their 13 games.

Miami was able to hit the Over in six of their 11 games. This game should be no different for either of these teams as either one of them could single-handedly hit the Over (61 points) by themselves.