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Alabama is an 8-point favorite over Georgia.

Alabama football: Sportsbooks have Crimson Tide favored over LSU, Auburn

Matt Speakman

Alabama football drives the conversation here at the Rammer Jammer, SEC Country’s daily Alabama athletics recap, but we’ll cover news for every facet of the Crimson Tide. Every morning, we’ll be here for the latest on Alabama football, basketball and every other sport on campus.

Alabama favored over SEC rivals

Heading into the 2018 season, Alabama is one of the contenders for the national championship. With a mix of young talent and veterans, particularly on the offensive side of the ball, the Crimson Tide have the confidence of the sportsbooks in Las Vegas. Nick Saban’s team would be favored by “at least 8 points” against Georgia. One sportsbook also has Alabama favored against LSU, Auburn and Texas A&M. 

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Academics first

Alabama’s athletic programs once again had another successful year in the classroom. Alabama football posted a 984, the highest Academic Progress Rate (APR) in school history and the second best in the SEC. That is 16 points better than the national average in football.

Alabama pro updates

You’ve probably seen him on Twitter. He’s usually the one giving people updates on that former player you may have forgotten about. The Twitter account Alabama Pro Updates has a large following and will give stats on former basketball players, golfers, football players, baseball players and others. AL.com profiled the man behind the informative account.

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