Alabama outlasted Ole Miss in a 48-43 Oxford shootout on Saturday, and Vegas adjusted its chances of repeating as national champs accordingly.
Nick Saban’s squad remains the title favorite and was listed at 7/2 odds after Week 3, a slight improvement over last week’s 5/1 mark. Even with a narrow win over the Rebels, the Crimson Tide have beaten their first three opponents by a combined score of 138-59.
The more interesting change on the Vegas leaderboard revolves around LSU, which hung on to beat Mississippi State in Death Valley, 23-20. The Tigers’ odds of winning the title have actually increased from 15/1 to 12/1. Leonard Fournette romped for 147 yards and two touchdowns and Danny Etling appeared to be an improvement over Brandon Harris, but the Bulldogs shut out LSU in the second half.
Tennessee, meanwhile, saw its odds drop from 12/1 (Week 2) after scooting past Ohio in a 28-19 nail-biter. The Vols held just a 2-point lead until Josh Dobbs connected on a 20-yard touchdown pass with just over 11 minutes remaining in the game. They also needed overtime to beat Appalachian State in Week 1.
The full breakdown:
National championship contenders (via the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook)
|Louisville||5/1||Off the board|