Fifth-ranked Alabama is almost a touchdown favorite in college football betting odds at LSU on Saturday.
The Crimson Tide is still very much in the national title picture with their one loss and if they win at LSU they could move up in the polls even further. Alabama is a 6.5 point favorite in college football lines at Sbg global.com with the total on the game listed at 44.5.
Everything Clicking for Alabama
The Crimson Tide lost earlier this season against South Carolina but they have looked unbeatable since then. And everything is falling into place for the Crimson Tide to defend their national title. Oregon is the top team in the BCS standings with Auburn at #2. The Crimson Tide will play Auburn before the season is over so the Crimson Tide really controls their own destiny. Most people believe if Alabama wins their remaining games they will vault into the second spot in the BCS standings and play Oregon for the title. They have to win at LSU first though and that is never easy.
Alabama has the second best defense in the country in terms of points allowed. When you combine their defense with an offense that has Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson to go along with quarterback Greg McElroy, the Tide is tough to stop. LSU has the 10th ranked defense in the country in terms of points allowed but they do have the offensive firepower that Alabama has. The Tigers are very good at home though and are a dangerous underdog in this contest. It is hard to go against Alabama though and the trends are going to point that out.
The Crimson Tide is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in November. The Crimson Tide is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as a road favorite. The Tigers are 9-19-1 ATS in their last 29 conference games. The Tigers are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 home games. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a home underdog. Two other glaring trends really stand out in this game. The Crimson Tide is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings at Louisiana State. And the road team is 11-2-1 ATS in the last 14 meetings.