Alabama’s 2015 Must Watch College Football Odds Games
Alabama had one of the busiest and most memorable seasons last year, particularly when they defeated five ranked opponents on their way to the college football playoffs. The Crimson Tide were put on show after show through the entire season, losing just two games—one during the regular season and another at the playoffs. This year, the Crimson will play a much tougher schedule, starting with game a season-opener against Wisconsin in Arlington, followed a by a stretch of trying games that winds up with the regular-season finale against Auburn at Jordan- Hare. For all you NCAA Football betting enthusiasts looking to cash in on Alabama this season, here is a look at the top must-see games for the Crimson Tide in 2015.
Breaking Down Alabama’s 2015 Must Watch College Football Odds Games
Alabama vs. Wisconsin, September 5
This season, Alabama will begin the campaign with a matchup against the Wisconsin Badgers. The Crimson Tide will have a chance to launch make their mark against the unsettled Badgers, who are adjusting under new head coach Paul Chryst and the absence of RB Melvin Gordon. Even so, the Badgers could be set to have a good a season and defend their Western Big Ten divisional title, as they still have a number of talented starters. Plus, the Crimson Tide will also have some adjusting to do, as QB Blake Sims and WR Amari Cooper are both gone to the NFL. So although the Crimson Tide are favored to win against the Badgers, the scores could be very close, especially because Alabama is a perennial slow starter to the season.
Alabama vs. Georgia, October 3
Alabama and Georgia are among the top teams in the SEC, making this a must-see game. In 2012, the two programs met in a Championship game where Alabama narrowly defeated the Bulldogs 32-28, thanks to Eddie Lacy who averaged 9.1 yards per carry in that game. When these two schools faceoff each other, fans should expect to get the highest quality of football. The Tide should be favored here, but with the key player losses they’ve undergone in the offseason, a win by the Bulldogs could be in the books.
Alabama vs. Tennessee, October 24
These two programs have met every year since 1944 and this year will be no different. The Crimson Tide will be looking for their ninth straight win against the Vols, with coach Nick Saban not having lost to Tennessee since coming to Alabama. Last year, Alabama won 34-20 against the Vols in a game that was never close from the first quarter. However, things might change in 2015 as the Tennessee is prospected to have one of its better seasons in recent years, boasting of immense talent and the motivation of a strong finish in 2014. Still, it doesn’t look like the Vols are good enough to matchup up to the loaded-up Tide.
Alabama vs. LSU, November 7
Although this is not a typically big rivalry between the two SEC West conference schools, the clash could have great value to both programs, mainly because both teams have a reputation for being football giants. Interestingly, coach Les Miles replaced Nick Saban at LSU, so there is a lot of history between the two teams. In the past encounters between the two great coaches, Saban has always emerged as the winner, with Alabama winning the last three back-to-back games against LSU, including a 21-0 shutout in the 2012 BCS National Championship games. If everything stays the same, Saban should thus be able to lead the Tide to another win this year.
Alabama vs. Auburn, November 28
Irrespective of their regular season records or their roster compositions, Alabama and Auburn always give their best whenever they meet, as whoever wins gets state bragging rights for a whole year. Popularly dubbed as the Iron Bowl, the winner of this clash often wins the SEC West title and advances to the SEC Championship game. Such could be the case this year, as both schools are expecting great seasons ahead of them in 2015. The two schools first met in 1893 and have developed rivalry ever since. Last season, Alabama won 55-44, paced by a strong game from QB Sims and WR Cooper, who caught 13 passes for 224 yards with 3 TDs. Obviously, the Tigers will be looking to overcome the odds to win this time round, and an upset will be possible, but that will entirely depend on how the QBs from both teams play.