Alabama, Michigan highlight Vegas odds favorites for opening weekend

The 2017 season is drawing nigh, and the spreads for opening weekend matchups are now in.

Among the top draws on the card for Week 1 include a pair of high-profile games, Florida State taking on Alabama, and Michigan facing Florida.

Alabama and Michigan are both favored to open the season with a win, with the Crimson Tide entering as 7.5-point favorites over the Seminoles, and the Wolverines given a 4.5-point nod over the Gators.

Date Game Odds
Sat. Sept. 2 BYU vs. LSU LSU (-14)
Sat. Sept. 2 Michigan vs. Florida Michigan (-4.5)
Sat. Sept. 2 Florida State vs. Alabama Alabama (-7.5)
Sun. Sept. 3 West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech Virginia Tech (-4.5)
Mon. Sept. 4 Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech Tennessee (-3.5)

*Odds via Westgate Las Vegas Superbook

Opening weekend will also see the return of a decorated rivalry, as West Virginia squares off against Virginia Tech. The two programs have squared off 51 times from 1912-2005, with the Mountaineers leading the all-time series with a 28-22-1 record.

Tennessee and Georgia Tech will also be renewing pleasantries after a 30-year hiatus. With both teams seen as evenly matched, the Volunteers are currently just 3.5-point favorites to knock off the Yellow Jackets.

BYU and LSU will also be a game to pay attention to, as it marks the first season opener for Ed Orgeron as head coach of the Tigers. LSU is currently 14-point favorites.

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