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In Week 11 we're calling the fight in Southern California, dissecting the market response to Alabama-LSU and highlighting an ACC squad poised to close strong. There's also a monster number you can't reasonably lay in Week 11, plus a huge early line move.
All lines and totals from Circa Sportsbook as of Sunday.
First impressions from the schedule and opening lines.
LSU Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide (-6.5, 65.5)
3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday (CBS)
Opened by the Golden Nugget at -16 back in May and holding at Bama -9.5 for much of the season, this number continues to drop as the public pounds LSU. Circa, like a lot of books, opened this number at -7 but had to move to 6.5 very quickly. Alabama is only a 5.5- to 6-point choice in the leading offshore markets. Public underdogs don't typically fare very well, and their action figures to be lopsided on this one.