The Alabama Crimson Tide and Florida Gators will once again meet in the SEC Championship Game this Saturday in Atlanta, Georgia. The Tide and Gators have met more times than any pairing in the SEC Title Game’s 25-year history, and have provided some of the best moments and games over the course of the last quarter century.
This edition doesn’t figure to be much of a contest, at least if you are to believe the Vegas oddsmakers. Per OddsShark, the Crimson Tide opened from anywhere to a 21.5 to a 22-point favorite over the Gators. In a short amount of time, that line has increased up to between 24 and 24.5 points, a staggering 3-plus touchdown point spread.
Considering the stark differences between the two teams this year, it shouldn’t be all that shocking that the Crimson Tide are such a heavy favorite. The Gators offense has been far from a juggernaut, and against one of, if not the best defense in the country, they may find themselves hard pressed to put points on the board.
This year, Alabama and Florida have been starkly different against the point spread as well. ‘Bama is 8-4 against the spread this season, while the Gators are merely 5-6. Per some recent trends, Alabama is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games while Florida is 4-2 in their last six. The Crimson Tide have won their last five games straight up against Florida and are 4-1 ATS against them as well.
Just something to keep in mind for all of you degenerates out there.