Alabama vs Texas Prediction, Odds, & Betting Trends for College Football Week 2 Game

Alabama vs Texas Prediction, Odds, & Betting Trends for College Football Week 2 Game


Alabama vs Texas Week 2 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0, 0-0) vs. Texas Longhorns (1-0, 0-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium — Austin, TX
Coverage: FOX

College football's early Saturday schedule for Week 2 includes the No. 1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide at the Texas Longhorns. ESPN College GameDay will be on campus in Austin on Sept. 10 for the 12:00 p.m. ET kickoff televised on FOX.

Alabama vs Texas Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ALA: (-1450) | TEX: (+810)
Spread: ALA: -20.5 (-106) | TEX: +20.5 (-114)
Total: 65.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Alabama enters as a significant road favorite with Nick Saban coaching against his former offensive coordinator, new Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian. The 'Tide are a massive -1450 favorite on the moneyline and Alabama opened a -17.5 favorite and are up to -20.5. The game is also up a point to 65.5.

Alabama vs Texas Prediction & Pick

Bettors saw the 'Tide roll last week 55-0 over Utah State with more than 550 yards offense and completely shutting down the Aggies. Most bettors are riding the 'Tide again and laying more than three touchdowns. Texas gained 383 yards in a 52-10 win over UL Monroe. This is a different type of early season test for Alabama facing a future SEC team with Texas leaving the Big 12. Pedigree has to come into play for Texas, who is playing in their biggest home underdog role since point spreads were introduced or widely available (1976).

Final Score Prediction: Alabama: 34 | Texas 20

Alabama vs Texas Betting Trends

  • This is their first meeting since the 2010 BCS National Title game, and Texas is 7-1-1 in the all-time series vs Alabama.
  • Texas was 0-4 straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) as an underdog last season, but was never an underdog by more than 6.5 points.
  • Alabama is 0-3 ATS in its last three road openers.
  • Alabama was 2-4 ATS as a favorite of 20 points or more last season.

Alabama vs Texas Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Alabama is making their first non-conference road trip since 2011. The Crimson Tide struggled on the road at times last year, and they are still a pretty young team going into a hostile environment. This is just a huge number against a capable power program. Clearly Longhorns freshman QB Quinn Ewers will be challenged, and he has a pair of freshman along the offensive line. But Texas can turn to star RB Bijan Robinson to carry the load and hope to shorten the game.

Bet: Texas +20.5 (-114)