UL Monroe vs Alabama Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 3 Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Devon Platana
UL Monroe vs. Alabama prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
UL Monroe vs. Alabama prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game. / AP Photo/John Bazemore

UL Monroe vs Alabama Week 3 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
UL Monroe Warhawks (1-1) vs. No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (2-0)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022
Time: 4 p.m. ET
Venue: Bryant-Denny Stadium — Tuscaloosa, AL
Coverage: SECN

Week 3 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the UL Monroe Warhawks and No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide. Trailing 7-0 after the first quarter, the Warhawks scored 35 unanswered points to walk out of Week 2 with a 35-7 win over the Nicholls Colonels.

Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide were tested by the Texas Longhorns but managed to win up winning 20-19. Quarterback Bryce Young completed 27 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown while Alabama's rushing attack generated 161 yards and a TD on 24 carries.

UL Monroe vs Alabama Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: ULM: (+8000) | ALA: (-10000)
Spread: ULM: +49.5 (-110) | ALA: -49.5 (-110)
Total: 61.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-110)

Alabama enters this contest as the favorite on the spread. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 61.5, which is one of the highest of this week's college football projected totals.

UL Monroe vs Alabama Prediction & Pick

Even though Texas gave Alabama a challenge last week, I don't expect the same from UL Monroe. After all, the Warhawks were crushed by those same Longhorns, 52-10, in Week 1. Throw in UL Monroe losing 10 straight games against the SEC and it's easy to see why Alabama is heavily favored.

At the end of the day, the Crimson. Tide are on a completely different level than the Warhawks. Alabama is 10-0 straight up in its last 10 games against Sun Belt opponents, leading me to predict that Nick Saban's squad will win its 11th straight on Saturday.

Final Score Prediction: Alabama: 56 | UL Monroe: 13

UL Monroe vs Alabama Betting Trends

- UL Monroe is 0-15 straight up in its last 15 road games.
- Alabama is 4-9 against the spread (ATS) in its last 13 games played in December.
- The total has hit the under in each of UL Monroe's last six games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Alabama's last six games.

UL Monroe vs Alabama Best Bet

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

As good as Alabama is, a 49.5-point spread is quite large. While I fully expect the Crimson Tide to dominate the Warhawks, Alabama has only covered the spread in four of its last 13 games played in September. Besides, 'Bama has never beaten UL Monroe by more than 34 points before.

Erring on the side of caution, I'll take UL Monroe on the spread.

Bet: UL Monroe +49.5 (-110)

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