Alabama vs. Vanderbilt Prediction: Picks & Start Time – September 2022

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The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (3-0) and Vanderbilt Commodores (3-1) will face each other in clash of SEC opponents at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Alabama vs. Vanderbilt Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 40.5 points, with bookmakers listing Alabama as the favorites.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 60.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Alabama vs. Vanderbilt Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 24, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: SEC Network
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Stadium: Bryant-Denny Stadium

Betting Preview


On the defensive side of the ball, Alabama has been a top-25 unit, ranking sixth-best by allowing only 225.3 yards per game. The offense ranks 29th (480.7 yards per game). Alabama has been thriving on both sides of the ball, ranking 11th-best in scoring offense (46.0 points per game) and 10th-best in scoring defense (8.7 points allowed per game). Alabama has the 73rd-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (243.3 passing yards per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking eighth-best with only 146.7 passing yards allowed per game. Alabama has been making things happen on both sides of the ball in the running game this year, ranking 13th-best in rushing offense (237.3 rushing yards per game) and 14th-best in rushing defense (78.7 rushing yards allowed per game). Alabama ranks 65th in third-down conversion rate this year (40.0%), but has been thriving on defense, ranking seventh-best in the FBS with a 22.2% third-down conversion rate allowed. With one forced turnover (123rd in the FBS) against three turnovers committed (32nd in the FBS), Alabama’s -2-2 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.


From an offensive angle, Vanderbilt is accumulating 436.8 total yards per contest (55th-ranked). It ranks 100th in the FBS on defense (414.5 total yards allowed per game). Vanderbilt’s offensive attack has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks 21st-best in the FBS with 42.0 points per game. In terms of defense, it is allowing 28.5 points per game, which ranks 88th. Vanderbilt’s defense has been a bottom-25 unit in pass defense this season, allowing 274.0 passing yards per game, which ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS. On offense, it ranks 91st with 219.5 passing yards per contest. Vanderbilt ranks 26th in the FBS with 217.3 rushing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 69th with 140.5 rushing yards ceded per game on the defensive side of the ball. From an offensive standpoint, Vanderbilt is posting a 37.3% third-down conversion percentage (85th-ranked). It ranks 48th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (32.7% third-down rate allowed). Vanderbilt owns a +1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 45th in the FBS.

Alabama vs. Vanderbilt Betting Analysis

Alabama Betting Insights

Alabama has covered the spread twice over three games with a set spread. Alabama has a perfect 2-0 ATS record when playing as at least 40.5-point favorites. Alabama games have gone over the total once this season. The Crimson Tide have been the moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, a game they won. The Crimson Tide have yet to play as a moneyline favorite of or shorter.

Commodores Betting Insights

Vanderbilt has covered the spread twice over four games with a set number. Every game involving Vanderbilt has hit the over so far this season. The Commodores have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season. This season, the Commodores have won three of their four games when they’re the underdog by at least on the moneyline.

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Alabama vs. Vanderbilt Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 63.2 62.3 65.0
Implied Total AVG 50.7 54.5 43.0
ATS Record 2-1-0 2-0-0 0-1-0
Over/Under Record 1-2-0 1-1-0 0-1-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 0-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 57.3 58.0 56.5
Implied Total AVG 34.3 37.0 31.5
ATS Record 2-2-0 0-2-0 2-0-0
Over/Under Record 4-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 2-0 1-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-1 1-0

Players to Watch


  • Will Anderson Jr. has suited up for three games, registering 2.0 sacks to go with 5.0 TFL, 15 tackles, and one interception for the Crimson Tide.
  • Jaylen Moody has helped carry the Crimson Tide’s defense with 1.0 sack to go along with 2.0 TFL and 20 tackles in three games.
  • Brian Branch has helped carry the Crimson Tide’s defense with 17 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack in three games.
  • The Crimson Tide’s defensive unit has been aided by the contributions of DeMarcco Hellams, who has suited up for three games, recording 1.0 TFL and 19 tackles.


  • Anfernee Orji has been doing his part on defense, posting 27 tackles and 1.0 TFL for the Commodores.
  • Max Worship has registered 16 tackles in four games for the Commodores.
  • In four games for the Commodores, BJ Anderson has amassed 13 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack.
  • With one interception to go with 11 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one pass defended in four games, De’Rickey Wright has been wreaking havoc on defense for the Commodores.

Alabama vs. Vanderbilt Predictions and Pick

Alabama vs. Vanderbilt betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Commodores (+40.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (60.5)

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How to Bet on Alabama vs. Vanderbilt

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Our pick to win this matchup is Alabama, and we project that Vanderbilt will cover the spread (Alabama -40.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 60.5 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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