As has been the case in recent seasons, the SEC will participate in some pretty big games during the opening weekend of the 2018 season. But if it feels like it might be a little too early for betting sites to be releasing lines for those games, you’d be mistaken.
Yes, even though we’re not even two weeks removed from the National Championship Game, at least one betting site — 5Dimes, according to BrianEdwardsSports.com — has early lines out for several Week 1 games, including the biggest games on the SEC slate. Those games include:
Alabama (-30) vs. Louisville (Orlando, Fla.)
Auburn (-4) vs. Washington (Atlanta)
West Virginia (-8) vs. Tennessee (Charlotte, N.C.)
Texas Tech (pick) vs. Ole Miss (Houston)
Miami (-1) vs. LSU (Arlington, Texas)
With the exception of Alabama’s tilt against Louisville, it is looking like a pretty competitive weekend of opening games for the nation’s best conference.