Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers Futures

Written by:
Ean Lamb
Published on:
Oct/06/2023

As of October 6, 2023 Alabama's odds of making the College Football Playoffs were coming in at 5-1 odds.

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Alabama Crimson Tide Futures Odds (2023-24)

Opening odds to win the NCAA College Football Playoff Championship: 6-1

Regular Season Wins:

Rot     Alabama - 2023-2024 Regular Season Wins     Moneyline
1001     Over  10½  Wins     +140
1002     Under  10½  Wins     -170

College Football News warns that the 2022 team with their two losses was seemingly a whole lot stronger in key spots than the 2023 version appears to be.

The 2022 version nearly lost to a mediocre Texas A&M team as well in 2022.

And this from AthlonSports:

With two of (Nick) Saban’s best-ever players in (Bryce) Young and (William) Anderson gone, Alabama enters 2023 with more questions than it has faced in several years. Alabama annually has one of the most talented rosters in college football, but it has fallen short of the College Football Playoff in two of the past four seasons. Returning to the playoff this season will require the Tide’s next offensive star to emerge, either at quarterback or wide receiver.

During scrimmages, Saban was asked how was the offensive line played.  These are not good signs.

"Inconsistent, not enough depth. We had a couple explosive runs but you know, when you're playing against each other, was the explosive run because of great execution or was it because of terrible execution on the other side? Until you watch the film it's kind of hard to evaluate. I just think we need to get more guys in the offensive line to be able to play winning football and we need to add depth to the group. We have maybe, six, seven guys that I think are in play but we need a lot more than that to get through the season."

Alabama Crimson Tide Schedule (2023-24)

Date     Matchup
Saturday, Sep. 2     Middle Tennessee
Saturday, Sep. 9     Texas
Saturday, Sep. 16     at South Florida
Saturday, Sep. 23     Ole Miss
Saturday, Sept. 30     at Mississippi State
Saturday, Oct. 7     at Texas A&M
Saturday, Oct. 14     Arkansas
Saturday, Oct. 21     Tennessee
Saturday, Nov. 4     LSU
Saturday, Nov. 11     at Kentucky
Saturday, Nov. 18     Chattanooga
Saturday, Nov. 25     at Auburn

Auburn Tigers Futures Odds (2023-24)

Opening Odds to Win the NCAA College Football Championship: 125-1

Regular Season Wins:

Rot     Auburn - 2023-2024 Regular Season Wins     Moneyline
1001     Over  6½  Wins     -135
1002     Under  6½  Wins     +105

Auburn Tigers Schedule (2023-24)

SEPTEMBER 2 - vs UMass
SEPTEMBER 9 - @ Cal (Berkeley)
SEPTEMBER 16 - vs Samford
SEPTEMBER 23 - @ Texas A&M (College Station)
SEPTEMBER 30 - vs Georgia
OCTOBER 7 - BYE
OCTOBER 14 - @ LSU (Baton Rouge)
OCTOBER 21 - vs Ole Miss
OCTOBER 28 - vs Mississippi State
NOVEMBER 4 - @ Vanderbilt (Nashville)
NOVEMBER 11 - @ Arkansas (Fayetteville)
NOVEMBER 18 - vs New Mexico State
NOVEMBER 25 - vs Alabama

Alabama's Hot March Madness Tournament Run

Alabama was one of the four top seeds in this year's tournament.  They had the second shortest odds of winning it all after the Houston Cougars coming into this tournament.

The Tide were expected to go deep in this year's March Madness, and they hadn't disappointed. 

They passed their first test, winning 96-75 against Texas A&M-CC and followed that up with a 73-51 win against Maryland.   They were set to face off against SDSU in the Sweet 16 but lost to a team that made it into the championship.

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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