The Alabama Crimson Tide are 0-5-1 against the spread in their last six games on the road. The Crimson Tide will try to bounce back from a loss to Ole Miss two weeks ago on the road Saturday against the Georgia Bulldogs.
Week 5: Alabama, Notre Dame Early Underdogs
Alabama is going off as a 2-point road underdog at sports books monitored by Odds Shark.com. This spread is significant as it would be the first time in 73 games that the Crimson Tide are not the betting favorite, assuming the line doesn’t move in their direction as the week moves on.
Georgia has won five straight games, and running back Nick Chubb could make a Heisman statement with a big game against Alabama this week.
Georgia running back Nick Chubb is one game away from matching Herschel Walker’s school record of 13 straight games of 100 or more yards and nothing would be sweeter for Chubb than notching the record against a team that hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher all season — Alabama.
But he knows Saturday’s game against the Tide will be his toughest challenge of the year.
“I’m more motivated to get 100 yards not because I could break the record but just because they haven’t allowed anyone to get 100 yards on them this season,” Chubb said of Alabama. “I know my [offensive] line is also very excited about it. They’re probably more excited about breaking the record, just being a part of this, what we’ve got going on.
Coach Brian Kelly said at his weekly news conference Tuesday that what he is most confident about is team chemistry.
”It’s a close team. They’ll play hard for each other. There’s no quit in them. They’ll overcome adversity,” he said.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games in the month of October. The Irish will get a tough test this Saturday night on the road against the Clemson Tigers as a 2-point road underdog.
Clemson has also enjoyed its share of success in the month of October with a 10-1 SU record in its last 11 October home games. Both teams are currently undefeated.
What do you think will Alabama come out of the underdog status?
The Fighting Irish are always a surprise on game day.