NCAAF Odds: Alabama Starts Title Protection Versus USC
The Alabama Crimson Tide are still the faves at +600 to defend their Championship game, however the competition is enclosing, and the Crimson Tide might easily get ripped off their perch this Saturday (8 PM ET, ABC) when they play the USC Trojans at AT&T Arena in Arlington, Texas.
At press time, USC are 12-point underdogs versus Alabama as well as +3300 to win the title, but they couldn't ask for a better scenario to deal with the Tide. Going trainer Nick Saban still hasn't already identified who his starting quarterback will certainly be this period; Cooper Bateman will likely get the nod versus USC, with Blake Barnett obtaining some job, too. The Trojans will certainly also enjoy to play Alabama on neutral territory.
USC are No. 20 on the preseason rankings for 2016 after going 8-6 SU and also 6-8 FINALLY year. They might have wagering value on Saturday as an increasing program under second-year train Clay Helton, having actually played mainly from the nationwide spotlight considering that Pete Carroll left to join the Seattle Seahawks after the 2009 project. However, senior LT Chad Wheeler won't begin for USC as a result of a damaged foot, as well as might miss the game completely.