Who's Playing

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders @ No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide

Current Records: Middle Tennessee 0-0, Alabama 0-0

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium -- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

What to Know

The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will hit the road to start their 2023 campaign against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Kickoff is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. ET on September 2nd at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Alabama finished last season ranked 25th in the nation in third down efficiency, having averaged 45.4% over the course of the season. Middle Tennessee, on the other hand, didn't do so hot: they were ranked 107th with 33.7%.

Looking ahead to Saturday, the game looks promising for Alabama, as the team is favored by a full 39 points. They finished last season with a 6-7 record against the spread.

Alabama is expected to start their campaign with a win, which bodes well given the team's 8-2 record as favorites last season. Betting on them to win was the most profitable play last year, as bettors who put $100 on that outcome in every game walked away with $788.84. Sadly, Middle Tennessee will open their season as the underdog, and the team was 4-4 as such last year.


Alabama is a big 39-point favorite against Middle Tennessee, according to the latest college football odds.

The over/under is set at 51.5 points.

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Series History

Alabama won the only game these two teams have played in the last 8 years.

  • Sep 12, 2015 - Alabama 37 vs. Middle Tennessee 10