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ESPN Releases Its Prediction For Alabama-Louisville

A detailed view of Alabama Crimson Tide helmets in a pile during the celebration after the CFP National Championship.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: A detailed view of Alabama Crimson Tide helmets in a pile during the celebration after the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. Alabama won 26-23. (Photo by

Alabama and Louisville will meet this Saturday in the Camping World Kickoff in Orlando, Florida. It will be the first game of Alabama's national title defense.

It will also likely be the first career start for Crimson Tide sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Louisville is breaking in a new QB of their own, Jawon Pass, after Lamar Jackson moved on to the NFL.

The Crimson Tide are heavy favorites in this one. They are favored by 24 1/2 points.

ESPN's FPI has predicted its outcome for the game. Clearly, the computer model isn't giving Louisville much of a chance.

ESPN's prediction for Alabama vs. Louisville

If we have one complaint about this game, it is that it will take place one year too late. Lamar Jackson vs. the Alabama defense would have been a ton of fun last fall.

Alabama and Louisville will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday night.

ABC will broadcast the game.