Alabama Game Saturday: Alabama vs. Florida odds, line, spread, injury report, prediction, media sources and schedule for opener


Alabama Football will face its toughest test of the still-young season Saturday afternoon. The Crimson Tide has only traveled to The Swamp once in the Nick Saban Era; an October game in 2011. No. 3 ranked Alabama beat No. 12 Florida, 38-10.

Multiple streaks will be in play in the contest. The Crismon Tide has a 16-game winning streak, going back to the January 2020 Citrus Bowl. Alabama has won seven straight against the Gators, going back to December 2009. Overall the Crimson Tide leads the 41-game series, 27-14.

The Crimson Tide will be looking to score 30 or more points for the 29th consecutive game. That is the longest, current FBS scoring streak and closing in on the all-time record of 31 games.

Alabama Football Broadcast Information

Primary Television: CBS Sports
Play-by-Play: Brad Nessler, Analyst: Gary Danielson, Sideline: Jamie Erdahl

National Radio: Westwood One Sports
(Play-by-Play: Jack Benjamin, Analyst: Derek Rackley, Pregame/Halftime Show: Lance Medow

Crimson Tide Sports Network (CTSN)
(Play-by-Play: Eli Gold, Analyst: John Parker Wilson, Sideline: Rashad Johnson, Host: Chris Stewart)
CTSN on Sirius/XM/SXM App: 104/191/962

Alabama Crimson Tide Game Notes

Game Setting

  • Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (The Swamp) in Gainesville, FL seats 88,548
  • Kickoff is scheduled for 2:37 PM CST
  • Weather at kickoff is expected to be swamp-like – 87 degrees and 80 percent humidity, cloudy with a 60 percent chance of rain. Winds will be light unless thunderstorms develop.
  • The Alabama Crimson Tide will be in its splendid road whites.

Alabama vs. Florida Gators Game Odds

Alabama is a 15.5 point favorite over the Florida Gators.

The Crimson Tide is No. 1 in the AP and Coaches Polls. Florida is ranked No. 9 by the coaches and No. 11 by AP voters.

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Alabama Injury Status

  • Will Anderson Jr., Josh Jobe and Jalyn Armour-Davis have been practicing and should play
  • Camar Wheaton is yet to play this season. His status for Saturday is not known
  • Xavier Williams – Out for the season
  • Chris Allen – Out indefinitely
  • Quandarrius Robinson – Suspended for the first two games – status unknown
  • No other serious injuries as of Monday

Florida Injury Status

  • CB Jaydon Hill – Out for the season
  • QB Anthony Richardson – Probable
  • DB Trey Dean III –  Questionable
  • LB Ventrell Miller – OUT
  • OL Jean Delance – Probable
  • CB Elijah Blades – Probable

Injury information will be updated in this post throughout the week.

Can the Gators shock the Crimson Tide with an upset? The Gators have talent and Dan Mullen is considered one of the sharpest offensive minds in college football. Wizard or not, Mullen is zero-for-Alabama and Nick Saban. In Mullen’s 12 seasons as a head coach (2009-2020) his teams have lost to Saban and the Tide 10 times.

The Swamp is a difficult environment for visiting teams, but under Nick Saban, Alabama gets pumped playing in front of hostile crowds. Gators’ DC, Todd Grantham likes to bring pressure and being effective in doing so, is probably the only way the Gators could win.

If both are healthy, Mullen will play his two quarterbacks. Unlike many coaches, he has never been timid about using a two-quarterback system. The play-calling will vary, depending on whether Emory Jones or Anthony Richarson is in the game.

Alabama had some miscommunication issues in the secondary against Mercer. Getting back the two Tide starting cornerbacks should help.

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An early prediction is the Crimson Tide wins and covers the spread. That is based on the Tide being focused on a big game – unlike last Saturday.