The football season still is more than two months away, but the allure of Alabama remains strong as the Crimson Tide gun for their fourth straight SEC title.
The oddsmakers at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas are betting on the Tide’s continued dominance. Alabama is a big early pick in two key rivalry games later in the 2017 season.
Notable CFB GOY Lines Released @GoldenNuggetLV
Ohio St -7 Okla
Okla -9.5 TX
USC -8 ND
Bama -12 LSU
Clem -2 FSU
Ohio St -6 Mich
Bama -6.5 Aub
— Brad Powers (@BradPowers7) June 23, 2017
The Crimson Tide are a 12-point pick in their key Nov. 4 game in Tuscaloosa against LSU.
And even with all of the early buzz around Auburn, Alabama is a 6½-point favorite over the Tigers in their annual blood feud, which will be renewed Nov. 25.
Considering Alabama’s recent streak of success, it’s not surprising that coach Nick Saban’s team is getting such an early bounce at the casinos.
And with another strong start, those odds probably will remain constant once the season begins.