A team with one loss in the SEC has been given better odds to win the national title than its undefeated SEC counterpart. Alabama, not LSU, was listed as the SEC team with the best odds of winning the national championship.
The Crimson Tide (7-1, 4-1 SEC) were listed by Bovada with 11:2 odds to win the College Football Playoff. Closely behind Alabama was the LSU Tigers (7-0, 4-0 SEC) with 15:2 odds. The teams were tied for second and third respectively on the list behind Ohio State (11:5) and Baylor (11:2). The next SEC team with the great odds to win it all was Florida, who was given staggering 50:1 odds.
Interestingly, Alabama and LSU play each other in two weeks in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Bovada’s championship odds could be foreshadowing what it expects to happen when the two teams clash for SEC West supremacy on Nov. 7.
The Westgate in Las Vegas already posted Alabama as a 7.5-point favorite. The winner of that game will a have a great chance at landing a spot in the College Football Playoff.