Alabama vs. Florida - 12/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0) at Florida Gators (8-3)
College Football: Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Georgia Dome)
The Line: Florida Gators +24 -- Over/Under: 41 See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and Florida Gators clash Saturday afternoon in the SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome on CBS.
The Alabama Crimson Tide look to wrap up the top college football playoff seed with a victory here. The Alabama Crimson Tide look for their 30th conference title. Jalen Hurts is completing 65.9 percent of his passes for 2,454 yards, 21 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Hurts has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. ArDarius Stewart and Calvin Ridley have combined for 1,494 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 35 receptions. The Alabama Crimson Tide ground game is averaging 245.9 yards per contest, and Damien Harris leads the way with 897 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Alabama is allowing 11.4 points and 246.8 yards per game. Reuben Foster leads the Alabama Crimson Tide with 83 tackles, Tim Williams has eight sacks and Minkah Fitzpatrick has four interceptions.
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The Florida Gators look for their ninth win of the season by pulling off a major CFB upset. The Florida Gators also look for their ninth conference title. Austin Appleby is completing 60 percent of his passes for 964 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Appleby has three touchdown passes in his last three games. Antonio Callaway and Brandon Powell have combined for 916 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Tyrie Cleveland has 13 receptions. The Florida Gators ground game is averaging 141.6 yards per contest, and Jordan Scarlett leads the way with 778 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Florida is allowing 14.6 points and 291.6 yards per game. Marcell Harris leads the Florida Gators with 57 tackles, Jabari Zuniga has five sacks and Teez Tabor has four interceptions.
The Crimson Tide are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Gators are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Crimson Tide are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Even with all of the injuries and the lack of offense, the Florida Gators continue to find ways to compete and hang in there against quality teams. Florida is still a scrappy football team on the defensive side of the ball and it's what helped make last years SEC title game closer than expected. We know Alabama is good and is playing its best ball of the season, but this line seems a bit high. Florida will find a way to hang around like it has all season.
I'll take a shot with the points here.