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Vanderbilt at Alabama Preview & Picks – Alabama To Cover In Lopsided Win

22 Sep 2022
Leigh Copson 22 Sep 2022
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  • Vanderbilt at Alabama picks for Saturday, September 24
  • Matchup gets underway at 19:30 ET at Bryant-Denny Stadium
  • Preview, stats & head-to-head
Vanderbilt at Alabama College Football Preview & Picks
    Vanderbilt at Alabama Preview & Picks
  • Vanderbilt at Alabama Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Vanderbilt Form
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  • Vanderbilt at Alabama FAQs

Vanderbilt at Alabama Preview & Picks

Alabama are backed to cover in a dominant home win.

Vanderbilt have improved since being destroyed 59-0 when these teams last went head-to-head.

However, they are clearly not on the Crimson Tide’s level so the home team are tipped cover a large spread.

  • Alabama are 2-0-0 ATS at home this season
  • Alabama have won their first 2 home games by an average of 55.5 points
  • Alabama are 11-3-0 ATS in their last 14 home games
  • Alabama are 4-1-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs Vanderbilt
  • Vanderbilt are 1-3-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs ranked teams

Head To Head

  • Alabama lead the all-time series 62-18-4
  • Alabama won 59-0 when the teams last met in September 2017

Vanderbilt Form

Vanderbilt go into conference play having won three of their first four games this season.

The Commodores opened with a 63-10 rout of Hawaii on the road before returning home to beat Elon 42-13.

Their perfect start was brought to a halt by a 45-25 loss to #23 Wake Forest, but they bounced back immediately with a 38-28 victory against Northern Illinois.

QB AJ Swann finished that game 18/28 for 255 yards and four touchdowns, with Will Sheppard hauling in 10 catches for 171 yards and two TDs.

Out of the backfield, Re’Mahn Davis rushed for 116 yards and a TD, while also catching three passes for 28 yards and a score.

With four games in the books Swann has replaced Mike Wright as starting QB, and he is 29/46 for 452 yards and six TDs.

Sheppard leads the team in receiving with 313 yards and seven TDs, while Jayden McGowan has 244 yards and one score.

RB Davis is the team’s leading rusher with 385 yards and three touchdowns, while he also has 84 yards receiving a two more scores.

Alabama Form

Alabama go into this game on the back of a dominant victory that took their record to 3-0 last weekend.

The Crimson Tide opened the season with a 55-0 shutout of Utah State, but were made to earn a 20-19 victory at Texas a week later.

That close win cost them the #1 spot in the rankings, but they responded to that disappointment in emphatic fashion, rolling over Louisiana Monroe in a 63-7 win last weekend.

QB Bryce Young went 13/18 for 236 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in an uninspiring display against poor opposition.

Jahmyr Gibbs led the team in receiving with 65 yards and a score, while Roydell Williams was the leading rusher with 58 yards and a score.

Over the course of the season so far, QB Young has gone 58/85 for 644 yards, nine touchdowns and two picks, while also rushing for 144 yards and two TDs.

RB Gibbs has 295 yards from scrimmage with two TDs, while Jase McClellan has a team-leading 167 yards to go along with one rushing TD and two receiving scores.

Traeshon Holden is Alabama’s leading receiver with 169 yards and three touchdowns off 12 receptions.

The defense, meanwhile, have found takeaways hard to come by, but they are shutting down opponents.

The Crimson Tide have allowed only 8.7 points and 225.3 yards per game through their first three games.

Vanderbilt at Alabama FAQs

Where can I watch the Vanderbilt at Alabama live stream?

You can watch the Vanderbilt at Alabama live stream by using ExpressVPN.

What is the Vanderbilt at Alabama start time?

The Vanderbilt at Alabama game is set to start at 19:30 ET.


It has been a long time since Vanderbilt managed to lay a glove on Alabama.

They have improved since the last meeting, but another one-sided win is predicted for the Crimson Tide.

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