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Alabama Crimson Tide 2021 Season
After ending the 2020 season on top of the college football world, Alabama begins the new year in an equally familiar place — No. 1. The Crimson Tide may have lost 10 players to the NFL draft, including Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith, but that’s not stopping oddsmakers from maintaining a bullish stance on the Tide.
Alabama is projected for 11.5 wins and has the best preseason odds to win the College Football Playoff, all with a new QB under center in Bryce Young. Young appeared in nine games as the backup in 2020, but will get a full taste of the SEC in his first season as the starter. Replicating the success of a top-five offense won’t be easy, but the Tide do have some key returners back in Brian Robinson Jr. and John Metchie III. Robinson is expected to take over starting running back duties after averaging 5.3 yards per carry as the change of pace option last year. Metchie ended the season as the No. 2 wideout with 55 catches for 916 yards and six touchdowns, likely earning himself a bigger role in 2021.
The Crimson Tide defense was also top 15 in points per game allowed. While several starters are gone, there are some big contributors back as well. Linebackers Christopher Allen and Will Anderson Jr . combined for 13 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss in 2020. Defensive back Malachi Moore will take on more responsibility in the secondary after recording a team high three interceptions as a freshman while Josh Jobe led the team with 11 pass breakups.
Betting on the Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama was the best pick in college football last year when it came to the moneyline, which is as straightforward as it gets when it comes to betting. The only thing to do here is pick the winner and the Crimson Tide finished with a perfect record. Check out this example:
- Alabama -160
- Mississippi +180
The minus (-) and plus (+) signs distinguish the favorite from the underdog, making Alabama the favorite in this scenario. Odds can be understood more clearly if you think in terms of $10 or $100 increments. A wager on the Crimson Tide odds would mean every $160 bet nets $100. And it's the opposite for underdogs: Here the Mississippi moneyline was set at +180, meaning a $100 wager would profit $180.
Moneylines are also commonly used when making parlays, which are multiple bets tied into one. Let’s say you bet Alabama’s moneyline and a -2.5 point spread, Alabama would need to win by three points for that bet to be successful. The risk may be greater, but so is the reward with increased odds. Use our Odds Calculator to calculate any bet amount or conversion.
Betting point spreads are wagers based on the expectation that a team will win or lose by a certain number of points. The Crimson Tide went 11-0 overall in the regular season, but were slightly worse against the spread at 8-3. Alabama’s 11 wins came by an average of 30.8 points. Here’s an example:
- Alabama -2.5 (-110)
- Florida +2.5 ( -110)
In this situation, Alabama is favored by 2.5 points against Florida. If the Crimson Tide win the game by three or more points, a $100 wager on Alabama would come with a payout of $90.91. If the Gators won the game outright or lost by two points or less, the same $100 wager would net $110 plus the original $100 for a total of $210.
Over/under, also called point total, is a wager placed on the combined scoring of a single game. Bookmakers come up with a number and you can either bet the over or — you guessed it — the under. Here’s how it works:
Let's say Alabama plays Georgia and the over/under is set at 65 points. A wager on the over would require the Crimson Tide and Bulldogs to score 66 total points or more to win. Betting the under is an expectation that the two teams would score 64 or fewer points. It's also possible for the bet to push, which would happen if the game finished with exactly 65 points scored.
In 2020, Alabama averaged 49.7 points and allowed just 19.5 points. The Crimson Tide hit the over in 63.6% of their games last season.
Player props are wagers on a single player, and they're tied to a single stat found in the box score for a game or even the whole season. These are among the most fun to bet on, especially if you're already playing fantasy football and like the player-specific focus it offers. Check out an example below:
- Bryce Young 2021 passing yards: 3,450.5
Futures are somewhat similar to prop bets in the way that both are monitored over the course of a season. Except most future bets are focused on end of season success. Examples of futures are:
- Alabama Crimson Tide odds to win the SEC
- Alabama Crimson Tide odds to reach the College Football Playoff
- Alabama Crimson Tide odds to win the College Football Playoff
- Bryce Young’s odds to win the Heisman Trophy
If you think the Crimson Tide can return to the CFP or go back-to-back and win it all again, this is the place to bet. These types of bets are called futures, and they're just wagers on things that settle at the end of the year.
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