USC Opens as Ridiculous Underdog Against Alabama in Early Odds for 2020 Matchup at AT&T Stadium

By David Hayes
Alabama vs USC Week 1 odds for 2020 matchup.
Alabama vs USC Week 1 odds for 2020 matchup. / Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Alabama Crimson Tide haven't lost to USC since 1978, and it certainly doesn't look like the oddsmakers believe that 2020 is going to the year that bucks this trend either.

Even with the 2020 college football offseason experiencing some unprecedented spring delays and cancellations, the odds and spreads around more than 100 of this fall's biggest matchups are now available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

USC vs Alabama Spread 2020

Sitting months away from the eighth all-time meeting between these two football programs, Alabama has already opened as a 13.5-point favorite to beat USC in Week 1 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Even though Alabama lost a ton of talent to the 2020 NFL Draft, including star QB Tua Tagovailoa, the Crimson Tide are obvious favorites here. The Trojans return breakout star QB Kedon Slovis at what should be full health following an arm injury in last year's Holiday Bowl against Iowa. However, the oddsmakers clearly don't think he will be enough to carry USC over Alabama.

There's still plenty of time for things to change between now and this 2020 rivalry kickoff, but the Crimson Tide remain overwhelming early favorites for the time being. Barring any scheduling changes we may see, Alabama is currently set to play USC at AT&T Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.

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