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Rivalry Week CFB Odds: Smallest Iron Bowl point spread since 2010

This escalated quickly

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Two weeks ago, Alabama was a two-touchdown favorite in Auburn over the Tigers. After Auburn worked over Georgia, that point spread narrowed by a full touchdown. Last night, the line opened, and it was well-under a touchdown: just a meager -4.5. And, within hours that spread narrowed further to just -4.

This is the smallest point spread in this game since 2010 (Alabama -3.5). In the last five years Alabama has covered the spread in every game that it has won. When the Tide has not covered, it has simply lost straight-up.

Below are this week’s spreads from bookmaker.eu. I’m not touching the Iron Bowl, but:

  • The Egg Bowl has the potential for a rout, and Mississippi State at home (opened -17, now -15) can cover a big number.
  • If Florida State shows up, they’ll get the -4.5 against the Gators.
  • I like UVA at home as a 7.5 ‘dog against VT. A straight-up win isn’t out of the question either.
  • OSU can get the 10 against a Michigan team with uncertainty at QB and injuries on defense.
  • Texas A&M may very well lose to LSU. I don’t think they lose by 10.5
  • Memphis has a huge number (-27,) but the Tigers may legitimately hang 80 on ECU
  • Notre Dame edges Stanford in a battle of excellent running backs and they get the -1.5
  • Tennessee has no coach, but they’re at home and this Vandy team has been historically bad in league play; Vols get this one comfortably (-1.)

College Football Week 13 Opening Odds

Top 25

Alabama at Auburn (+4.5)

Miami at Pittsburgh (+13.5)

West Virginia at Oklahoma (OFF)

Clemson at South Carolina (+14)

Wisconsin at Minnesota (+16)

Georgia at Georgia Tech (+10)

Ohio State at Michigan (+10)

Notre Dame at Stanford (+1.5)

Baylor at TCU (-23.5)

Penn State at Maryland (+21)

South Florida at UCF (-9.5)

Washington State at Washington (-11)

Ole Miss at Mississippi State (-17)

East Carolina at Memphis (-27)

Kansas at Oklahoma State (-40.5)

Texas A&M at LSU (-10.5)

Michigan State at Rutgers (+11)

Northwestern at Illinois (+15)

Virginia Tech at Virginia (+7.5)

Boise State at Fresno State (+7)

Full Schedule

Kent State at Akron (-15)

Bowling Green at Eastern Michigan (-15)

Miami Ohio at Ball State (+18.5)

Ole Miss at Mississippi State (-17)

Baylor at TCU (-23.5)

Virginia Tech at Virginia (+7.5)

Missouri at Arkansas (+11)

New Mexico at San Diego State (-18.5)

Navy at Houston (-6.5)

Miami at Pittsburgh (+13.5)

Iowa at Nebraska (+2.5)

Texas State at Troy (-24.5)

South Florida at UCF (-9.5)

Western Kentucky at Florida International (+1.5)

Texas Tech at Texas (-10.5)

California at UCLA (-8)

Connecticut at Cincinnati (-4.5)

Boston College at Syracuse (OFF)

Michigan State at Rutgers (+11)

Indiana at Purdue (-3)

Ohio State at Michigan (+10)

North Carolina at N.C. State (-17.5)

Duke at Wake Forest (-10.5)

Appalachian State at Georgia State (+7)

Vanderbilt at Tennessee (-1)

Iowa State at Kansas State (-2.5)

Louisville at Kentucky (+9)

Georgia at Georgia Tech (+10)

Penn State at Maryland (+21)

Northwestern at Illinois (+15)

North Texas at Rice (+13)

Florida Atlantic at Charlotte (-22.5)

Utah State at Air Force (OFF)

Southern Miss at Marshall (-5)

UNLV at Nevada (-3)

Washington State at Washington (-11)

Wyoming at San Jose State (OFF)

Colorado at Utah (-11)

Arkansas State at UL Monroe (+8)

Old Dominion at Middle Tennessee (-13)

Wisconsin at Minnesota (+16

)Notre Dame at Stanford (+1.5)

Clemson at South Carolina (+14)

Texas A&M at LSU (-10.5)

Boise State at Fresno State (+7)

Tulane at SMU (-8)

Kansas at Oklahoma State (-40.5)

Arizona at Arizona State (PK)

West Virginia at Oklahoma (OFF

)Oregon State at Oregon (-21.5)

Idaho at New Mexico State (OFF)

Georgia Southern at UL Lafayette (-6)

Temple at Tulsa (OFF)

UTSA at Louisiana Tech (-1.5)

East Carolina at Memphis (-27)

UTEP at UAB (-20)

Alabama at Auburn (+4.5)

Florida State at Florida (+4.5)

BYU at Hawaii (+3.5)

Notes:

- Ohio State is 12-1 against Michigan since 2004.- Washington State hasn’t won the Pac-12 since 2002.

- Oklahoma State hasn’t been a 40+ favorite since prior to 1985.- Third consecutive week Kansas has been the biggest underdog on the FBS board