Oklahoma Sooners(12-1) Vs Alabama Crimson Tide(13-0)
December 29, 2018 8 PM ET (Hard Rock Stadium)
Spread: Alabama -14
Over/ under 77.5
Free ESPN College Football Picks Alabama Crimson Tide Vs Oklahoma Sooners
This Saturday Tua Tagovailoa and the defending national champions take on Heisman trophy winner Kyler Murray and the Oklahoma Sooners. Alabama is looking for there fourth straight appearance in the title game while Oklahoma hasn’t played for a championship since 2009 when they lost to Florida.
Oklahoma is the four seed and are huge under dogs against number one ranked Alabama, but the Crimson Tide have yet to face an offense like the Sooners. Oklahoma has the number one offense in the country averaging 49.5 point and 578 yards per game. With the number eight passing attack putting up 324 yards and the running game putting up 254.1 yards per game its easy to see why Oklahoma only lost one game. Led by Oklahoma’s caption and Heisman trophy winner Kyler Murray who has completed nearly 71% of his passes while throwing for 4,053 yards and 40 touchdown and just seven picks the Crimson Tide’s defense could have their hands full.
Defensively Oklahoma is a totally different story giving up 448 yards and 32.4 points per game. Opponents have had the most success throwing the ball against the 129 ranked passing defense giving up 291.4 yards per game. They better tighten up as Alabama has the fourth ranked passing offense in the nation averaging 325.5 passing yards per game. If the Sooners plan on pulling off the upset they will have to play their best football of the season especially on the defense side of the ball.
Meanwhile Alabama is the number one ranked team in the country and they have been since week one. They are fantastic on both sides of the ball out scoring opponents on average 47.9 to 14.8 ranking fifth in the country on offense and 12th on defense. Only giving up 296.2 yards per game with only 178.4 yards coming through the air. All though Bama has yet to face an offense like the Sooners, I expected Nick Saban to have the defense ready to go.
Offensively Tua Tagovailoa has given Alabama a passing game the team hasn’t seen connecting on 67.7% of his throws for 3,353 yards and 37 touchdowns and only four interceptions. The running game has been impressive as well Damien Harris and Najee Harris have been dominant in the rushing attack combing for 1,450 on 228 carries and eleven touchdowns. Alabama is 13-0 and if you plan on beating them you will have to play nearly perfect all four quarters just ask the Georgia Bulldogs.
Cover The Spread 365 Trends
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Alabama’s last 14 games
Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game
Over is 5-0 in Alabama Crimson Tide last 5 vs. Big 12
Oklahoma is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oklahoma’s last 5 games
Over is 5-0 in Oklahoma Sooners last 5 games following a ATS win
11-1 in Oklahoma Sooners last 12 games on grass
Free College Football Prediction Oklahoma Sooners Vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama is very familiar with their situation they have been here before but as for Oklahoma its their first time in the College football playoffs. If Oklahoma doesn’t come out ready to play the Crimson Tide could very well have a field day. Bama is no slouch and they will pick you apart, with that being said I will pick the Crimson Tide to win this game they are the much better team but Oklahoma should be able to score a lot of points to keep it closer than anticipated. With the spread being so high i’m going to pick Oklahoma to keep it close.
Pick: Oklahoma +14 Over