Tommy DiCostanzo

Alabama, 52

Duke, 13

Bama looks to rebound from the disappointing loss in the national championship and the first victim on their revenge tour is Duke. The Tide will look to send a message to Clemson against another ACC opponent.

 

Tyler Martin

Alabama 42,

Duke 10

The Blue Devils will be the first victims of the Crimson Tide revenge tour in 2019. A Duke defense, that finished 77th in total defense a year ago, will be not be able to control Tua and that explosive offense. Alabama will leave Atlanta with a blowout win and hopefully, no more injuries.

 

Brett Hudson

Alabama 52,

Duke 10

The Blue Devils, like most of Alabama’s 2019 opponents, will have no answer for Alabama’s wide receiver talent. With that on its side, simplicity can get the Tide through September.

 

Cecil Hurt

Alabama 35,

Duke 6

Last year's Duke team (which had Daniel Jones and a more experienced defense) played Clemson to a 35-6 game so that seems like a likely place to start. More storylines for Alabama than it wanted to have two weeks ago, expecially at linebacker.

 

James Ogletree

Alabama 45,

Duke 20

Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian says Tua Tagovailoa has shown "drastic improvement," and I believe him. But with three spots on the O-line still up for grabs and four of the five players competing for those spots having never started a game at Alabama, I think there could be some growing pains. Nick Saban thinks highly of Duke coach David Cutcliffe, and I expect Duke to generate some big plays on offense.

 

Carey Reeder

Alabama 49,

Duke 7

Due to this week's first half suspensions, I expect the Crimson Tide's offense to air it out early in the first half. With arguable the best wide receiver corps in the country, I don't think the Duke secondary will be able to keep up and Alabama cruises to a win.

 

Michael Southern

Alabama 48,

Duke 13

Tua Tagovailoa is working with his third offensive coordinator in as many years, but don’t expect the Crimson Tide to slow down from last season’s torrid pace. On the other side of the ball, the Alabama defense will physically overpower the Blue Devils at the line of scrimmage.

 

Katie Windham

Alabama 51,

Duke 17

Alabama’s revenge tour begins in Atlanta this weekend. Even with the Tide losing several key players to injury, the Blue Devils will still be overmatched on both sides of the ball. Alabama has excelled in openers under Saban, and that won’t change Saturday.