The Alabama Crimson Tide will be looking to lock up the top spot in the College Football Playoff Rankings on Saturday afternoon when they take on the Missouri Tigers in the SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome as 14-point favorites on the opening lines.
Alabama went 11-1 SU and 3-8-1 ATS during the regular season, while Missouri was 10-2 SU and 8-4 ATS. Overall the Tigers are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games, but when they faced the Crimson Tide for the first time back in October 2012 they got thumped 42-10 as a 21-point underdog in an OVER result. The Crimson Tide have covered just three spreads in their last 14 outings.
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Friday night offers up the first two conference championship games of the weekend, with Northern Illinois opening as a 3.5-point favorite against Bowling Green at Ford Field in the MAC Championship Game, and Oregon opening as a 13.5-point favorite against Arizona at Levi’s Stadium in the Pac-12 Championship Game. The Wildcats are 2-0 both SU and ATS in their last two games against the Ducks, but Oregon is 7-0 SU and ATS in its last seven games against Pac-12 teams.
Unbeaten Florida State takes on Georgia Tech as a 3.5-point favorite on the opening lines in the ACC Championship Game on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium, with the Seminoles riding a 28-game SU winning streak into the contest. Florida State, though, is 0-5 ATS in its last five games against the Yellow Jackets, who are 5-0 SU and ATS in their last five games overall.
Wisconsin opened as a 3-point favorite against Ohio State for Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium, with Marshall opening as a 12.5-point favorite against Louisiana Tech for the C-USA Championship Game, and Boise State opening as a 17-point favorite against Fresno State for the Mountain West Championship Game.
And in Big 12 action this weekend that will settle that conference’s championship picture and possibly decide a berth in the College Football Playoffs, TCU opened as a 30-point favorite against Iowa State, while the Kansas State at Baylor matchup remained off the board with Bears quarterback Bryce Petty leaving their last game with a possible concussion. Oklahoma opened as a 20-point favorite for their rivalry game against Oklahoma State.
College Football Week 15 Opening Betting Lines at 5Dimes (Posted As Available)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4
UCF at East Carolina (-6), 7:30pm ET
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
Bowling Green vs. Northern Illinois (-3.5), 7:00pm ET (Ford Field)
Arizona vs. Oregon (-13.5), 9:00pm ET (Levi’s Stadium)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
Iowa State at TCU (-30), 12:00pm ET
Louisiana Tech at Marshall (-12.5), 12:00pm ET
Houston at Cincinnati (-7), 12:00pm ET
SMU at Connecticut (-11), 12:00pm ET
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma (-20), 3:30pm ET
Alabama vs. Missouri (+14), 4:00pm ET (Georgia Dome)
Temple at Tulane (+4), 7:30pm ET
Kansas State at Baylor (OFF), 7:45pm ET
Florida State vs. Georgia Tech (+3.5), 8:00pm ET (Bank of America Stadium)
Wisconsin vs. Ohio State (+3), 8:17pm ET (Lucas Oil Stadium)
Fresno State at Boise State (-17), 10:00pm ET