Crimson Tide Rolls To Best Title Odds Since ’05 USC Trojans

Written By Chops on September 6, 2018

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%.

SEC tho…

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.

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