College Football Odds Week 2: Texas vs Alabama Lines, Spreads, Betting Trends

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College football odds for Week 2 are on the board and receiving plenty of attention as we tackle all the major storylines of the weekend. The Texas Longhorns and Alabama Crimson Tide meet at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Here's everything you need to know about the college football odds for the Week 2 game between Texas and Alabama: the opening lines, spreads, betting trends and more. Check back regularly for updates.

No. 11 Texas vs No. 3 Alabama Odds

Alabama is a 7-point home chalk against Texas. (Getty)
  • Opening point spread: Alabama -6.5
  • Opening moneyline: Alabama -275/Texas +215
  • Opening total: Over/Under 57 points scored
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET Saturday (ESPN)

UPDATE 1 P.M. ET SATURDAY: Alabama opened -8, then toggled between -7.5 and -7 through midweek at PointsBet, a Fanatics Experience. The Crimson Tide have been stable at -7 since Wednesday, while taking 63% of spread tickets/57% of spread money.

PointsBet's total saw a bigger move, from a 57 opener down to 53.5. The Over is getting 63% of tickets, while 78% of money is on the Under.

UPDATE 2 P.M. ET MONDAY: This Big 12-SEC showdown is hands down the Game of the Week in the college football odds Week 2 market.

Alabama (1-0 SU/0-1 ATS) boatraced Middle Tennessee State 56-7 in Week 1. The Crimson Tide easily covered as hefty 39.5-point home faves. Texas had no trouble in its opener, beating Rice 37-10. But the Longhorns (1-0 SU/0-1 ATS) didn't cover the 35.5-point spread.

Texas and Alabama also met in Week 2 last season. The Crimson Tide – laying 21 points in Austin – squeaked out a 20-19 victory on a field goal in the waning seconds.

TwinSpires Sportsbook opened the Crimson Tide -6.5 and is up to -7. Tickets and money are both in the 2.5/1 range on Alabama.

"Anytime you can get a touchdown or less on 'Bama at home, you're likely going to take it. Our bettors feel the same way," Lucas said.

The total inched down to 56.5, with 67% of early tickets on the Over and 56% of early cash on the Under.

"Sharp play on Under 57," Lucas said.

Click here for Vegas Insider senior reporter Patrick Everson's full College Football Odds Week 2 Report containing spreads, lines, and trends for every Top 25 matchup.