Alabama will be the third national title contender to receive a big test in Week 11 when the Crimson Tide host the LSU Tigers Saturday in the regular-season matchup we've all been waiting for.
The line opened with Alabama as a 9.5-point favorite, and has since grown to -12.5 in favor of Nick Saban's death squad. The over/under began at 54.5 and has remained roughly the same (it's 55 at some books).
On the road against the Tide since 1997, LSU is a remarkable 6-2 straight-up and has a 5-1-2 record against-the-spread. This is a bit of a different situation, however. The Tigers have not been double-digit underdogs on the road since playing Florida in 2000, a game they lost, 41-7.
In the last 17 games between the two schools, LSU holds a 10-7 advantage straight-up and an 8-7-2 advantage against the spread. In games between Nick Saban's Alabama and Les Miles' LSU, the Tide have a 4-3 advantage straight-up, and the two teams are tied 3-3-1 against-the spread.
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