Alabama Crimson Tide open as 14.5-point favorites over LSU Tigers

Alabama opened as a two-touchdown favorite over LSU in a prime-time SEC showdown in Death Valley that highlights a Saturday with major college football playoff implications.

Caesars Palace installed the Crimson Tide as 14.5-point road favorites over the Tigers, who haven’t been this big of home underdogs since 1997.

LSU was a 16.5-point home underdog against a top-ranked Florida team on Oct. 11, 1997, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. LSU upset the Gators 28-21 that day and are looking to do the same to No. 1 Alabama this week.

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