Do not bet against Nick Saban, not yet anyway
July 27, 2017 8:10 AM
by Michelle SportSX
It’s going to take place Sept. 2 at 5 pm PT, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, in Atlanta and folks are already talking about this game as if it’s going to be one of the best of the year.
Currently Alabama is a 7-point favorite with the line having opened at -5 ½. I’m still going to say that it’s not wise to bet against the Crimson Tide, especially this early in the year. Why? Well, anything can happen and more often than not Alabama wins! Will they win by at least 7? It could happen, anything could, and there’s no way I’m going against Alabama or Nick Saban this early in the year.
According to Marq Burnett, who writes for the online publication, SECCountry.com “Alabama’s Jalen Hurts and Florida State’s Deondre Francois are two of the top young quarterbacks in college football and defensively Alabama’s Minkah Fitzpatrick (and) … Florida State’s Derwin James each have a case to be the best defensive back in college football.”
Burnett has stated that this matchup is “full of NFL talent.” So it might be very close. Only, it’s too close to go against the spread so it’s best to bet on the Tide and start your year off taking Saban. So you do not kick yourself for betting against him.
Sometimes no matter who is returning from last year, and who is newly recruited, or whether it’s a neutral field or not, it’s important to remember that on occasion it’s all about handicapping the coaches. Saban is likely going to be really ready to win, and he is not going to want to lose. Does that matter when it comes to sports betting? You bet it matters!