Alabama vs. Texas odds, forecast, spread, line: 2022 Week 2 college football picks by model on 48-37 run

Alabama coach Nick Saban faces one of his former protégés again as he and No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide face Steve Sarkisian and the Texas Longhorns at the Royal Memorial Stadium in Austin on Saturday. Sarkisian, now 48 years old, served as an analyst for Saban and Alabama during the 2016 season and was promoted to offensive coordinator ahead of the BCS national championship game against Clemson. Sarkisian also served as offensive coordinator for the Tide during the ’19 and ’20 seasons, including coaching quarterbacks Mac Jones and Tua Tagovailoa, before being hired by Texas to replace Tom Herman.

Kick-off is 12 noon ET. The Crimson Tide are 20.5-point favorites in the last Alabama vs. Texas odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total runs scored is 64.5. Before deciding between Texas and Alabama, check out college football predictions and the SportsLine projection model’s betting advice.

The model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six years, its proprietary computer model has generated a staggering profit of nearly $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football rosters at the spread. It’s going into Week 2 of the 2022 college football season with a 48-37 run on all of the top-rated college football spreads and money line picks dating back to 2021. Anyone who’s followed it has seen huge returns.

Now the model has set its sights on Alabama vs. Texas and just revealed picks and CFB predictions. You can now visit SportsLine to see the model choices. Here are several college football odds and bets for Texas vs. Alabama:

  • Alabama vs. Texas spread: Crimson Tide -20.5
  • Alabama vs. Texas over/under: 64.5 points
  • Alabama vs. Texas Money Line: Crimson Tide -1400, Longhorns +900
  • ALA: Will Anderson Jr. led the nation in sacks (17.5) last season.
  • TEX: Bijan Robinson has averaged 6.5 yards per carry throughout his career.
  • Alabama vs. Texas Picks: Check Out the Picks on SportsLine

Featured game | Texas Longhorns vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

Why Alabama Can Cover

Reigning Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young has the potential to lighten up Texas’ defenses. Last season, Young threw for 4,872 yards and 47 touchdowns and set school records for tries (547) and completions (366). Last week, he had six touchdowns in just over half against Utah State. On Saturday, he will face a Longhorns defense that finished 80th in the country last season in passing defense efficiency (137.82).

In addition, Saban dominated his former assistant coaches in head-to-head duels. Since joining Alabama in 2007, he has been standing 25-2 against his former staffers. The Tide’s average margin of victory in those 25 wins is 25.4 points per game.

Why Texas Can Cover

Texas has arguably the nation’s best running back in Bijan Robinson. Robinson, a 6-foot, 222-pound junior from Tucson, Arizona, has averaged 6.5 yards per carry for his career, the best average among Texas running backs in the program’s history and second only to the national champion winning quarterback Vince Young (6.8). Prior to the season, Robinson was named to the AP preseason All-America first team.

In addition, the Longhorns have a dangerous deep threat in receiver Xavier Worthy. A sophomore from Fresno, California, Worthy was a dynamic playmaker for Texas last season, setting one-season freshman records for receptions (62), yards (981) and touchdowns (12). For his efforts, he was named to the all-Big 12 first team.

How to make Texas vs. Alabama picks

SportsLine’s model leans on the total and predicts that the teams will combine for 76 points. The model also says that one side of the spread has all the value. Go to SportsLine to see which way backs.

So who will win Alabama vs. Texas? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread to jump on, all from the model who crushed his college football picks.