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BATON ROUGE, LA – OCTOBER 01: New head coach Ed Orgeron of the LSU Tigers stands on the field before playing the Missouri Tigers at Tiger Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Chris Graythen Getty Images North America

The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0) return from their bye week to face their toughest opponent to date according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

The defending national champion Crimson Tide are listed as 7.5-point road favorites against the LSU Tigers (5-2) on Saturday and had closed as double-digit chalk in each of their previous eight games.

Alabama has won the past five meetings with LSU, but the road team is 0-3-1 against the spread in the last four games between the teams. The Tide is also 6-1 ATS in its last seven road games while the Tigers have covered three in a row at home after starting the season by failing to beat the spread in their first four games.

The second-ranked Michigan Wolverines (8-0) and third-ranked Clemson Tigers (8-0) have much easier matchups this week at home, and the point spreads certainly reflect that. The Wolverines are 31-point favorites hosting the Maryland Terrapins (5-3) while the Tigers are 27-point chalk versus the Syracuse Orange (4-4).

Michigan has won five straight Big Ten games, and Maryland has dropped 11 of 14. Clemson has won 20 consecutive home games but has gone 1-3 ATS in the past four meetings with Syracuse despite winning the previous three.

Other college football Week 10 odds and betting trends . . .

Washington (-16) at California

Washington is 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in its last seven games against California.
California is 5-0 SU in its last five home games.

TCU at Baylor (-9)

TCU is 8-1 ATS in its last nine games against Baylor.
Baylor is 25-2 SU and 19-8 ATS in its last 27 home games.

Florida State (-6) at N.C. State

Florida State is 7-2 SU in its last nine games against North Carolina State.
North Carolina State is 4-1 SU and ATS in its last five home games.

Texas A&M (-14) at Mississippi State

Texas A&M is 3-1 SU in its last four games against Mississippi State.
Mississippi State is 1-5 ATS in its last six homes games.

Nebraska at Ohio State (-17)

Nebraska is 23-6 SU in its last 29 games after a loss.
Ohio State is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 home games.

Written by Clay Travis

OutKick founder, host and author. He's presently banned from appearing on both CNN and ESPN because he’s too honest for both.