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Vegas Expert Says One Team Is Heavily Favored To Go Undefeated

A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers on October 24, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Alabama football is no stranger to great seasons. Nick Saban is an amazing 127-20 in his time with the Crimson Tide. Even with that consistent excellence, Alabama has only run the table once during his time as head coach.

In 2009, Alabama went a perfect 14-0. That year, the Tide pounded Florida in the SEC Championship. In the BCS Title Game, it beat Texas 37-21 at the Rose Bowl.

Alabama has gone on to collect four more national championships under Saban. However, the perfect season has alluded the program since.

One gambling expert thinks this season will be a great opportunity for Alabama to go wire-to-wire. In fact, he thinks the Crimson Tide will be heavily favored to be unscathed through the regular season.

VegasInsider.com's Brian Edwards told SEC Country that Alabama football will go 12-0.

Alabama has taken some gruff for a weak schedule in recent years, at least by SEC standards. It is aided by the annual game with Tennessee, which has struggled to get out of its own way for years.

This year, Tennessee is joined by Missouri, a solid team with a fun offense, but probably not a challenge for 'Bama. In fact, Edwards projects that the only game Alabama will be less than a double-digit favorite in is at LSU.

He has at Alabama -8.5 at this point at the Tigers, and -10.5 vs. Auburn at home. That is the second closest projection.

“The only potential hiccup games are at LSU and Auburn,” Edwards said. “I think it’s a two-game season. Now, stuff happens. Maybe they get some injuries or suspensions and that changes things, but I really think it’s a two-game season for ‘Bama.”

Two years ago, Alabama was 14-0 entering the College Football Playoff title game against Clemson, and fell to Deshaun Watson and the Tigers. When things ramp up in the post-season, Alabama will probably face some real challenges. As of now, Alabama is -220 to make the College Football Playoff, indicating that oddsmakers are in agreement that there is a very good chance that no one is touching the Tide through the regular season.

[SEC Country]