Alabama Football: Gameday viewing, betting, a prediction and more

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Another Alabama Football Saturday night in Baton Rouge. November college football is always made better by an Alabama Crimson Tide vs. LSU Bengal Tigers game when the outcome matters – a lot. Saturday night’s winner will be a near-lock to represent the SEC West in Atlanta.

ESPN has the game and its top broadcast team of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Holly Rowe will be on hand. The game will be streamed on multiple platforms, including fuboTV.

Radio coverage will be provided by the Crimson Tide Sports Network (CTSN) with Chris Stewart, John Parker Wilson and Roger Hoover. Along with the CTSN’s many radio stations, it can also be heard on Sirius/XM/SXM 138 or 191/962.

The 6:00 PM CST game is expected to kick off at 6:05 PM CST.

Going into the 87th game between the two programs, Alabama Football leads the series, 55-26-5. The Alabama Crimson Tide’s current winning streak is only two games, but more important is the Alabama Football record in Baton Rouge. As was discussed several days ago, Tiger Stadium is a tough place to win, especially on Saturday night. But, the Alabama vs. LSU history shows the Crimson Tide finds a comfort zone when playing in Tiger Stadium.

Alabama has not lost in Baton Rouge since 2010. In the 41 away contests the Crimson Tide has had with LSU, Alabama has won 74.4% of the games.

The point spread on Friday night, according to FanDuel was the Crimson Tide as a 13.5-point favorite. The over/under was 56.5 points and the Moneyline was Alabama -530 and Mississippi State +390.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change

The Baton Rouge weather at kickoff is expected to be partly cloudy and 69 degrees, with a light wind. Throughout the evening there should be little change, with only a small chance of rain.

Final Alabama Football Game Prediction

On the first Saturday in October, LSU would have lost to Auburn, if not for four turnovers by Bryan Harsin’s team. One group of Tigers has improved much since then and it is the Bengal one. The improvement was not evident the following week when Tennessee blew out LSU. Then suddenly, Brian Kelly turned LSU around. Wins over Florida and Ole Miss followed, boosting LSU to No. 10 in the only rankings that matter.

A big reason for LSU’s upward trend is QB, Jayden Daniels. He is the leading rusher for LSU and is completing over 67% of his passes in recent games. Brian Kelly’s roster is weakest on the offensive line, with regular starter, Garrett Dellinger available Saturday, but maybe not at 100%. Otherwise, LSU has plenty of talent to challenge the Crimson Tide.

Earlier in the week, my prediction was a 27-20 for the Crimson Tide. My final prediction is 31-20. with Alabama having to pull away late.

Complete Alabama Crimson Tide Game Notes are available here.

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Another thought for Saturday – it is really hard to think ‘Go Vols’ but getting another shot at them makes it necessary.