What to make of 2018 projected win total for Alabama football
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What do you think about the 2018 projected win total for Alabama football?
Oddsmakers in Las Vegas released regular-season odds for 129 FBS teams, and Alabama football is projected at 11 wins.
Alabama has finished the regular season 12-0 three times under Nick Saban: 2008 (lost Sugar Bowl), 2009 (won national championship) and 2016 (lost national championship). Including those three years, Alabama has won at least 11 regular-season games in every season except two (2007, 2010).
Based on the 2018 schedule, it’s hard to see Alabama losing one game and definitely not two.
This schedule sets up perfectly for an undefeated regular-season run. The only game that gives you pause is playing at LSU, but Alabama has owned LSU since the 2011 national championship. I don’t see that changing anytime soon, especially if Ed Orgeron continues to be the coach.
Auburn will be a quality opponent, but the Tide gets the Tigers at home so that one shouldn’t be too tough of a test.
Look for Alabama to finish the year undefeated, knock off Georgia in the SEC Championship Game and make its way back to the College Football Playoff for a fifth straight year.
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