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2020 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Betting Predictions

 

Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Odds & Forecast

2020 Alabama Win Total Odds

Alabama 2020 wins: Over 10.5 (-200) or Under 10.5 (+162)

When a 10-win 2019 campaign is largely viewed as a “down” year for the Crimson Tide, it's no surprise that their 2020 win total odds has them heavily favored to improve on that mark. Bettors can get a nice plus-money payback on backing the Tide to drop two or more games like they did a year ago, but that's probably not going to be the more popular side.

2020 Alabama Crimson Tide Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sept. 5 vs. USC (Arlington, Texas)
  • Week 2 - Sept. 12 vs. Georgia State
  • Week 3 - Sept. 19 vs. Georgia
  • Week 4 - Sept. 26 vs. Kent State
  • Week 5 - Oct. 3 at Ole Miss
  • Week 6 - Oct. 10 at Arkansas
  • Week 7 - Oct. 17 vs. Mississippi State
  • Week 8 - Oct. 24 at Tennessee
  • Week 10 - Nov. 7 at LSU
  • Week 11 - Nov. 14 vs. UT Martin
  • Week 12 - Nov. 21 vs. Texas A&M
  • Week 13 - Nov. 28 vs. Auburn

For one, it's tough to see Alabama anything but a double-digit win team every year in general, as they are continually reloading their talent pool with some of the best talent in the country. QB Mac Jones is likely to start the season as the team's starter, but should he slip up in the first month – when Alabama plays USC on a neutral field and hosts Georgia – a change from Saban could be in the works.




Alabama quarterback Mac Jones is expected to be the starter for the Crimson Tide in Week 1 of the regular season. (AP)

Those two games could be an early stumbling block or two for the Tide relative to their win total action, but early lines have them as at least a touchdown favorite in both of those contests. And then when you look at the rest of the schedule as SEC West play picks up, there still is plenty to like about Alabama's prospects of an 11 win campaign 2020.

They finish the year with three straight home games – hosting Texas A&M and Auburn to conclude the year – and a trip to LSU a few weeks earlier still has them laying more then a FG currently on early lines, as LSU is likely to experience a much bigger talent drop-off from their National Championship team from 2019. The line on the 'over' 10.5 wins for Alabama is priced that way for good reason, but it still may be a bit too steep for some given the chaos (injuries, crazy comebacks etc) that can happen during the entire fall.

2020 Alabama's Game of the Year Odds

  • Week 1 - USC vs. Alabama (-14) (Arlington, Texas)
  • Week 3 - Georgia at Alabama (-7.5)
  • Week 7 - Mississippi State at Alabama (-23.5)
  • Week 8 - Alabama (-14.5) at Tennessee
  • Week 10 - Alabama (-2.5) at LSU
  • Week 12 - Texas A&M at Alabama (-14.5)
  • Week 13 - Auburn at Alabama (-13.5)

Some Game of the Year Odds for Alabama's bigger games have already been touched on and we see them as -14 favorites on September 5th against USC on a neutral field, and laying -7.5 points at home against Georgia on September 19th to cover the first month of the season.

Other lines currently up for Crimson Tide contests include them as -2.5 road chalk vs LSU in early November, and -13.5 home favorites in the Iron Bowl vs Auburn. There is still plenty of time and action to be had to figure out how much these lines in November may change, but if you figure that those are likely the Tide's toughest four games of the season and they are laying the chalk that they currently are, the potential for another perfect season and probably a return to the CFB Playoff appears to be quite likely.

Alabama Odds to win SEC West in 2020

Yes (-200)

With the price tag on Alabama to win their division in the SEC being identical to their win total 'over' price, this may be the better spot for bettors to lay that chalk given that it could give a bit more margin of error. Alabama not getting this title with 11 or more wins is extremely unlikely, but should they go something like 10-2 SU again, as long as the losses came against the “right” opponents (non-conference or even non-division), a “Yes” bet on the SEC West crown would pay off.

Alabama Odds to win SEC Championship

Yes (-143)

The Crimson Tide are the prohibitive favorite in this category as well, and should they claim the SEC West and get to the SEC conference title game – likely against Georgia or Florida based on current prices – Alabama would be likely laying significant chalk there as well.

For one, a potential meeting with Georgia would be a rematch from the earlier game in September, and depending on how that result played out, the predictable narratives should follow. An Alabama blow out win in that first meeting would put them as huge favorites in the rematch and then you've essentially got a -143 ML price in your pocket with this bet on what would be significantly higher at the time.

A potential meeting with Florida would be interesting, but a -143 ML price on the Tide would still likely be considered a huge bargain as well. If you like Alabama's odds of returning to the top of the SEC in 2020, it's really tough to not like getting a piece of this wager on “Yes” now.

Alabama Odds to Make 2020-21 College Football Playoff

Yes (-200) or No (+165)

The national picture has Alabama as the third favorite to be a playoff team again this year, behind Clemson (-670) and Ohio State (-230). No other program is listed with a minus beside their name, so again, future projections on this year's Alabama team are quite high.

And yet, if the Crimson Tide are expected to be that type of good, it seemingly makes much more sense from a betting perspective to lay similar chalk – either -200 or -143 – for them to win the SEC West and/or SEC Championship.

The SEC Champion has made the CFB Playoff every year, so there is a bit of redundancy there, but if that's the case in 2020 again, would you prefer to lay -143 (to win SEC Championship) or -200 to cash a ticket? That's basically what ends up being the question bettors have to ask themselves here when looking at Alabama futures.

Alabama Odds to Win 2020-21 College Football Playoff

Yes (+300)

For those that are high on Alabama's prospects in 2020 and ability to bounce back as a playoff contender, this is the wager that seems to make the most sense. Getting 3-1 on your money for Alabama to go all the way is the better way to play these playoff futures on Alabama if a “yes” approach is the one you are looking to take.

Sure, they'll have to beat two very good teams to get this done whereas that probably won't be the case to just get invited to the playoff, but the odds reflect that, and it's not like you aren't able to question how good a team like say Clemson “really” is after playing their ultra-soft ACC schedule every year.

Alabama Odds for Players to win the 2020 Heisman Trophy

The Crimson Tide currently have six players listed in the Heisman Trophy Odds betting market and three of them are quarterbacks.

(Position, Player, Odds)

  • QB Mac Jones 20/1
  • QB Bryce Young 33/1
  • RB Najee Harris 50/1
  • WR Jaylen Waddle 50/1
  • WR Devonta Smith 80/1
  • QB Taulia Tagovailoa 100/1

Alabama Crimson Tide – Postseason Forecast

Trusting Nick Saban to reload his roster with some of the country's best talent has become commonplace over the years now, and as long as the Tide don't suffer significant/key injuries, a return to the CFB Playoff is rather likely. Where they go from there is up to every bettor, and the different ways to bet on that outcome have already been discussed, but the college football world should expect the Crimson Tide back in the Sugar Bowl as one of the two semi-final contests.

Alabama Crimson Tide Season Prediction

With everything that's been laid out for the Tide's 2020 projection, an 11-1 SU record does feel like how this season will end up for them. A 10-2 SU record is always a possibility as well, which makes that season win total wager a tough one to strongly consider, but two-loss CFB Playoff teams just don't really exist and that's really where it begins and ends when laying out what Alabama's 2020 season will look like.

Winning the SEC West and SEC Championship appear to be the best ways to capitalize on that prediction for the Tide from a betting standpoint, and as of now, those are tickets worthy of putting in pocket.

Crimson Tide 2019 Betting Recap

Based on the extraordinary high standards the Alabama Crimson Tide football team is expected to live up to each year, 2019 was a bit of a “down” year for them. And yet, every other program in the country would sign up for the 10-2 straight up (SU) regular season record and a convincing win over a ranked Michigan program in the Citrus Bowl. But all of that success just wasn't up to par for Nick Saban's program, as it was the first time since the CFB Playoff was created for the 2014-15 season that Alabama was not involved as one of the final four teams.

2019 Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Results
Date Opponent Closing Line Total Result ATS
Aug 31 Duke Blue Devils -35 57 Won  42 - 3 Win  / Under  
Sep 7 New Mexico State Aggies -55 65 Won  62 - 10 Loss  / Over  
Sep 14 @ South Carolina Gamecocks -26.5 59.5 Won  47 - 23 Loss  / Over  
Sep 21 Southern Miss Golden Eagles -38 64 Won  49 - 7 Win / Under  
Sep 28 Mississippi Rebels -38 63 Won  59 - 31 Loss  / Over  
Oct 12 @ Texas A&M Aggies -17 61.5 Won  47 - 28   Win  / Over  
Oct 19 Tennessee Volunteers -35 62 Won  35 - 13 Loss  / Under  
Oct 26 Arkansas Razorbacks -31.5 55.5 Won  48 - 7   Win  / Under  
Nov 9 Louisiana State Tigers -5.5 65.5 Lost  41 - 46   Loss  / Over
Nov 16 @ Mississippi State Bulldogs -20.5 61.5 Won  38 - 7   Win  / Under  
Nov 23 Western Carolina Catamounts -58 61.5 Won  66 - 3 Win  / Over  
Nov 30 @ Auburn Tigers -3.5 50.5 Lost  45 - 48   Loss  / Over  
Jan 1 Michigan Wolverines -7.5 60 Won 35 - 16 Win  / Under  

Injuries to QB Tua Tagovailoa midway through the year really put a wrench in those potential CFB Playoff plans the Tide had in 2019, as a home loss to eventual National Champion LSU was their first defeat of the season. Alabama was still in the thick of the playoff race after that though, but it was a 48-45 loss in the Iron Bowl vs Auburn that officially eliminated them from the playoff picture and sent another class of highly talented football players headed towards the NFL draft.

Betting on the 2020 Alabama Crimson Tide

Where can I bet on the 2020 Alabama Crimson Tide football team?

There are several legal sportsbook options in the United States. Visit our sportsbook directory to find online sportsbooks where you can bet on the Alabama Crimson Tide.

What other College Football bets are available?

Bets can be placed nearly every team in the FCS. Check out our NCAA Futures Odds to see odds to win the NCAA championship and each conference or visit our main NCAA Football page for the latest betting news.

What’s Alabama's point spreads for each of their games?

College Football odds are generally released early in the week when the game is scheduled to be played. For weekly odds, check out our College Football Vegas Odds page.

Where can I learn how to bet on College Football?

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