Alabama is booking the best odds to win the national title since the 2005 USC Trojans.
Before last weekend, Bama was around +175 at most sportsbooks to win the Colleg Football National Championship. USC was +160 in ’05. Despite quarterback Tua Tagovailoa lighting it up against Louisville and Bama looking as dominant as ever, they’re now listed between +180 and +200 at books in New Jersey.
- FanDuel: +200
- MGM: +190
- William Hill: +180
That’s in part because the public loves Clemson. At the William Hill sportsbook locations in Nevada and New Jersey, Clemson is taking in 22% of the money. Bama is taking 14%.
Of teams among the 10 best title odds, the SEC (obviously) has the most. Along with Alabama, Georgia (+800), Auburn (+1400), and LSU (+2500) are among the favorites.
One of the bigger games this weekend that could shift future odds is the SEC battle between #3 Georgia and #24 South Carolina. Betting darlings Clemson take on a tough SEC foe in Texas A&M as well.
Other potential future-shifting games this weekend include the potential annual Oklahoma slip-up (vs. UCLA), and the PAC-12 battle between #10 Stanford and #17 USC.