LSU Disrespected by Opening Odds Against Alabama in Week 11 Matchup

By David Hayes
Alabama vs LSU odds for 2020 football game have the Tigers as surprising home underdogs for the Week 11 matchup in Baton Rouge.
Alabama vs LSU odds for 2020 football game have the Tigers as surprising home underdogs for the Week 11 matchup in Baton Rouge. / Todd Kirkland/Getty Images
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There's no denying that the LSU Tigers of 2020 just simply aren't the same team that they were last year, but it's hard to blame them after losing an NFL record-tying amount of talent to the league this spring.

However, the Tigers are still the reigning College Football Playoff National Champions and led by the same head coach that got them to that title last season in Ed Orgeron. That being said, the opening spread for LSU's next upcoming game in Week 11 against Alabama is just downright disrespectful.

Alabama vs LSU Spread 2020

Sitting roughly two weeks away from the 85th all-time meeting between these two storied football programs, the Alabama Crimson Tide have already opened as 21-point favorites to beat LSU in Week 11 on the road in Baton Rouge, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Both teams have bye weeks to prepare for one another in Week 10 ahead of this clash, but giving LSU 21 points at home in Death Valley just feels awfully generous for a defending national champ, even against an undefeated No. 2 Crimson Tide team.

There's still plenty of time for things to change between now this Saturday's battle between these two SEC titans, but the Crimson Tide remain sizable early road favorites for the time being. Barring any massive line movement we may see in the meantime, LSU is currently set to host Alabama at 6 p.m. at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020.


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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