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Alabama LSU Odds, Opening Lines

Editor Alert: The Alabama LSU game is postponed due to Covid positives at LSU.

There’s a new No. 1 heading into Week 11 of the college football season, but this week’s schedule is void of a single ranked matchup, despite the early attention on Alabama LSU odds.

Taking over the top spot on the Top 25 is the Alabama Crimson Tide. Their first games as the No. 1 team in the nation is on the road against defending national champion LSU.

And what a difference a year makes – last year this line would have been tight. Today, Alabama opened as 24-point road favorites with a whopping OVER UNDER of 74.5. Watch for both to move this week. See the matchup report.

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Biggest NCAA opening lines

The largest spread on the board when the lines were set this week was in the Western Carolina at Liberty matchup. Liberty, which is ranked No. 22 in the nation, opened as a 32.5-point favorite. Liberty has won nine straight games with a 7-2 record against the spread.

There were six teams listed as at least 20-point favorites when the line were set this week. They included Marshall, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Central Florida, Charlotte and Arkansas State.

The highest profile from that half dozen is of course Ohio State, who climbed up to third on the Top 25 this week. This week Ohio State opened as a 25.5-point road favorite versus Maryland. As a road favorite Ohio State has won eight in a row with a 6-2 ATS record.

Marshall are big favorites again this week, listed as a 24-point home favorite against Middle Tennessee. Marshall is 6-0 this season and started out the season with four straight wins ATS, but they’ve dropped their last two games ATS while facing large spreads.

The rest of the large spreads on the open lines include, East Carolina at Cincinnati (-25.5), Temple at Central Florida (-28.5), Gardner-Webb at Charlotte (-29.5), and Louisiana-Monroe at Arkansas State (-20.5).

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