The Alabama Crimson Tide have been a terrible wager at 4-11-1 ATS in their last 16 games as they begin the defense of their SEC title on Saturday when they take on the Wisconsin Badgers at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
The Tide have unfinished business this season after seeing their national championship hopes dashed in a 42-35 loss to Ohio State in the Sugar Bowl last year.
While Alabama posted a strong 12-2 SU record in 2014, they were a dismal 4-9-1 ATS, covering just three of eight as double-digit favorites. The 11-3 Badgers also struggled to reward bettors, going 1-5 ATS in their first six games before finishing a mediocre 6-8.
Saturday’s matchup marks the first meeting between these two squads since 1928. However, the Crimson Tide are a strong 4-1 SU and ATS in their past five games against Big Ten competition, while the Badgers are a meagre 3-6 SU and 4-5 ATS in their last nine games against the SEC.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The home Alabama Crimson Tide were -10-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at Bodog earlier (watch for line movement). No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to be posted shortly.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 21-20 result in favor of the Crimson Tide. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Wisconsin Badgers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Alabama will face the 11-3 Wisconsin Badgers, who own a 6-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Alabama Crimson Tide are 8-6 so far this season while the Badgers are 7-5-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Alabama vs Wisconsin injuries news.
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Alabama Crimson Tide at No. 6 and the Wisconsin Badgers at No. 14 heading into this contest.
Offensively, the game matches up the Alabama Crimson Tide No. 16-ranked offense (36.93 PPG) against a Wisconsin Badgers defense that ranks No. 17 at 20.79 PPG. The Alabama Crimson Tide passing attack has averaged 276.86 yards per game, more than the Wisconsin Badgers give up through the air (168 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Wisconsin Badgers own the league’s No. 13-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 118.17 yards per game when on the road. Alabama, on the other hand, rates No. 44 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Cameron Artis-Payne ran through the Wisconsin defense for 126 yards in Auburn’s last game, but the Tigers still lost a 34-31 decision at Raymond James Stadium.
In their last game, the Crimson Tide were Sugar Bowl losers coming out on the wrong end of 42-35 score against Ohio State.
- Wisconsin is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Wisconsin is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- Alabama is 17-2 SU in its last 19 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama’s last 5 games at home
- Alabama is 4-11-1 ATS in its last 16 games
- Alabama is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Next Betting Matchups
Wisconsin home to Miami (Ohio), Saturday, September 12th
Alabama home to Middle Tennessee, Saturday, September 12th