Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Odds
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Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Picks and Free Prediction
There is no suspense about the Alabama quarterback situation this week as sophomore Tua Tagovailoa has been named the starter and will lead the top-ranked Crimson Tide against host Arkansas State on Saturday. Alabama coach Nick Saban made the declaration after Tagovailoa put on a stellar performance in his first career start as the Crimson Tide drubbed Louisville 51-14 in their opener.
Tagovailoa completed 12-of-16 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for one score against Louisville while two-year starter Jalen Hurts guided Alabama to just three points off the bench. "Everybody knows that Tua's gonna start and we're gonna use Jalen's skill set in the future," Saban said at a press conference. "Tua is instinctive and got the ball to the right place most of the time."
The defending national champions don't figure to get much of a test from Arkansas State, which defeated Southeast Missouri 48-21 in its opener. "We have to improve quickly before we go play the No. 1 team in the country," Red Wolves coach Blake Anderson told reporters. "It's not so much that we are playing Alabama, it is just that we have to improve overall and play the way we are capable.”
Arkansas State Red Wolves Betting Odds Trends
|Arkansas State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games|
|Arkansas State is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games|
|Arkansas State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arkansas State's last 11 games on the road|
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Odds Trends
|Alabama is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games|
|Alabama is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home|
|Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home|