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Last Vegas has put out some early lines, including four Alabama games

Last Vegas likes chances of Alabama winning football games

For entertainment purposes only. Really. It is always hazardous (and in most places illegal) to wager on sports, including college football. Those who set the betting lines are quite skilled at their jobs, which is to entice you to bet. They work primarily in very, very nice casinos, which is something to think about.
Almost before Alabama and Clemson had finished playing the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in January, the early odds were out making the Crimson Tide the favorite for the 2017 national title at 3-1 odds.
Bama was followed by Florida State, Oklahoma, Ohio State, and USC at 8-1; Louisville at 10-1; Michigan and LSU at 12-1, and Clemson, Oklahoma State, and Texas at 20-1.
Other SEC teams were Auburn at 25-1, Georgia 30-1, Florida and Tennessee 40-1, Texas A&M 100-1, Arkansas and Mississippi State 200-1, Vanderbilt 500-1, Missouri 1000-1.
Now there are early lines out on some games in 2017 from South Point Casino. Ordinarily, betting lines are released on Sunday afternoon before Saturday games.
Here are the early lines on some Alabama games:
Sept. 2 in Atlanta, Alabama favored by 6 1/2 over Florida State.
Oct. 7 in College Station, Alabama favored by 10 1/2 over Texas A&M.
Nov. 4 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama favored by 11 over LSU.
Nov. 25 in Auburn, Alabama favored by 3 1/2 over Auburn.
Here was what South Point said about that line over Auburn:
“The Iron Bowl’s in Auburn this year, and the Tigers are +3.5 against Alabama. That assessment, that Bama is about a touchdown better than Auburn on a neutral field, looks good to me. It also means the oddsmakers like the Tigers as the No. 2 team in the SEC West, given that Alabama is a double-digit favorite against both Texas A&M and LSU. The Jarrett Stidham Hype Train might be a real thing, and for good reason.”


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