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.