In the Sugar Bowl, the Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Kansas State Wildcats. This matchup will be an interesting one to watch during the bowl season. Motivation could play a role in this game. It is worth considering how motivated the Alabama Crimson Tide are for this game.
Usually, the Alabama Crimson Tide are competing for national championships, but this year they are not in the running for the national title. Interestingly, while many top players choose to sit out their bowl games, Bryce Young and Will Anderson Jr. have chosen to play in this game and end their careers at Alabama on the football field.
The Kansas State Wildcats present some challenges for the Alabama defense, with running back Deuce Vaughn being a difficult matchup and Will Howard being a threat as both a passer and runner. The question remains: will a highly motivated Kansas State team triumph, or will the incredibly talented Alabama Crimson Tide come out on top?
The betting odds and predictions are below:
|Kansas State||+6.5 (-110)||O 56 (-110)||+220|
|Alabama||-6.5 (-110)||U 56 (-110)||-260|
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Kansas State Wildcats Details
Fixture: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Kansas State Wildcats
Date and Time: Saturday, December 31, 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Kansas State Wildcats Best Pick
It is expected that the Kansas State Wildcats will play their usual style of football, with an up-tempo pace to try and tire out the Alabama defense over the course of the game. Alabama should have no problem moving the ball effectively on offense, and if Kansas State’s offense can keep up with Alabama, it will likely push Bryce Young and the receivers to excel in the passing game.
It is likely that Nick Saban and the Alabama coaching staff will focus on featuring Bryce Young in this game, a game that many players might choose not to play in. All of these factors point to the possibility that Bryce Young will exceed his passing yard prop bet.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Kansas State Wildcats Final Prediction
The Kansas State Wildcats have had a fantastic season and deserve a lot of credit for earning a spot in the Sugar Bowl. However, I believe they will face a difficult challenge in this game. While it might not seem that the Alabama Crimson Tide would be motivated for this contest, they are reportedly giving it their all. When motivated, the Alabama Crimson Tide are too strong for Kansas State. I recommend betting on Alabama and taking the points.
Bet: Alabama Crimson Tide -6.5 (-115) Over 56 (-110)