Florida Gators (10-2) at Alabama Crimson Tide (11-1)
|Date & Time||Saturday December 5, 2015, 4:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -17 -- Over/Under: 39.5
The Florida Gators and Alabama Crimson Tide meet Saturday at Georgia Dome for the SEC Championship.
The Florida Gators look for their eighth SEC title and first since the 2008 season. Treon Harris is completing 53.7 percent of his passes for 1,365 yards, eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Harris has three passing touchdowns in his last three games. Antonio Callaway and Demarcus Robinson have combined for 1,062 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Brandon Powell has 28 receptions. The Florida Gators ground game is averaging 137 yards per contest, and Kelvin Taylor leads the way with 977 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, Florida is allowing 15.5 points and 283.6 yards per game. Jarrad Davis leads the Gators with 86 tackles, Vernon Hargreaves, III has four interceptions and Alex McCalister has 6.5 sacks. Demarcus Robinson, Jonathan Bullard and Alex Anzalone are questionable.
The Alabama Crimson Tide look for their sixth SEC title and third in the last four years. Jake Coker is completing 65.4 percent of his passes for 2,285 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Coker has four passing touchdowns in his last three games. Calvin Ridley and ArDarius Stewart have combined for 1,327 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 30 receptions. The Alabama Crimson Tide ground game is averaging 206.1 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 1,797 yards and 22 touchdowns. Defensively, Alabama is allowing 14.3 points and 264.6 yards per game. Reggie Ragland leads the Crimson Tide with 90 tackles, Eddie Jackson has five interceptions and Jonathan Allen has nine sacks.
The Gators are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 9-3 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Crimson Tide are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 neutral site games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Gators are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 meetings.
The Gators defense is good enough to make this a game, as they have one of the better units in the country. The problem is that Florida can't move the ball the length of a coffee table. I really want to take the points here, but the Gators lack of offense doesn't allow me to. So, Alabama is the pick.