Alabama vs. Georgia prediction, odds: Over is the play
The marquee sport of the school soccer weekend is the SEC matchup between Georgia and Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Crimson Tide are favored by 4.5 factors with a complete of 58.5.
The Over is 3-Zero for Alabama with its mixed scores producing 111, 76 and 57 factors. Mac Jones, who has the nation’s high QB score (220.35), has accomplished 66 of 83 throws (79.5 p.c) for 1,101 yards with an 8-to-1 touchdown-interception ratio.
Jones has elite broad receivers in DeVonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle and John Metchie, who’ve mixed to catch 57 balls for 1,010 yards and 7 TDs by means of three video games. Alabama leads the nation in scoring (51.Zero ppg) and is ranked second in passing yards (385.Zero ypg) and third in complete offense (560.Three ypg).
Alabama’s protection, nonetheless, has points galore. The Tide are ranked 66th nationally (out of 76 FBS groups at present enjoying) in complete protection and 70th in go protection (322.Three ypg).
Georgia is off its finest offensive efficiency, in a 44-21 dwelling win over Tennessee. The Bulldogs are getting excellent quarterback play from Stetson Bennett, who has 5 landing passes with out an interception and one speeding rating. The Over is the best way to go right here.
Listed here are another issues to find out about Saturday’s slate:
Pittsburgh at Miami: The road was Miami -10 early within the week, however has jumped to Hurricanes -13. The transfer signifies Pitt’s star QB, Kenny Pickett, is unlikely to be in uniform. Pickett, who leads the nation in passing yards (1,389) and has an 8-to-Three TD-INT ratio and 5 speeding touchdowns, injured his ankle within the third quarter of final week’s 31-30 time beyond regulation loss at Boston Faculty.
Pickett continued to play after lacking just a few snaps, however he was limping badly the remainder of the best way. Even when he can play, he gained’t be close to 100 p.c.
Pitt has misplaced back-to-back video games by two mixed factors, dropping a 30-29 resolution at dwelling to North Carolina State two weeks in the past. It’s cheap to imagine workforce morale shall be a difficulty for the Panthers, who’re mired in a 0-3-1 ATS slide of their final 4 outings.
The midday kickoff in Miami helps, too. The October warmth in South Florida is as stifling as August temperatures in all places else. Earlier than final week’s loss at top-ranked Clemson, Manny Diaz’s workforce had gained all three of its video games — vs. UAB, at Louisville and vs. Florida State — by 17, 13 and 42 factors, respectively. The ’Canes are in bounce-back mode to deal out woodshed remedy to the Panthers.
Duke at North Carolina State: Head coach David Cutcliffe has taken over Duke’s play-calling this yr and the workforce put collectively its finest offensive efficiency of the season final weekend at Syracuse. The Blue Devils gained 645 yards of complete offense together with 363 yards on the bottom (5.Eight ypc) and had a 36-11 edge in first downs in a 38-24 victory (they’d have scored much more if not for committing 4 turnovers). Duke has dedicated 19 turnovers in simply 5 video games.
N.C. State (-4) made the change at sophomore QB Devin Leary and have gained consecutive street video games at Pittsburgh and Virginia. Nevertheless, the protection hasn’t been stellar, and the Wolfpack have been outgained in every of their final three video games.
It is a role-reversal sport, because the Wolfpack had been street underdogs for 3 straight weeks. Now they arrive dwelling as a small favourite. Duke has shot itself within the foot all season with turnovers (-11 margin), however has been extra explosive on that aspect of the ball.