Alabama betting favorites to take home 2018 National Championship
Before the confetti was even loaded into the cannons at the 2017 CFP National Championship Game between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide, sportsbooks across Las Vegas were releasing their futures odds to win the 2018 title game.
No matter which schools are represented at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta for the conclusion of the 2017-18 college football season, we can only hope they put on a show that is comparable to the incredibly entertaining 2017 edition.
The 2017 runner-up Crimson Tide opened as the favorites at 3/1 - which should come as no surprise to anyone. Like Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said following his team's thrilling 35-31 championship game victory, Alabama were the best team in the country until the final one second of the season. They will be very strong again next year.
The defending National Champions from Clemson will be losing their top offensive talents (quarterback Deshaun Watson and wide receiver Mike Williams) to the NFL draft, and opened slightly down the list at 20/1. Winning the National Championship will certainly help a team's popularity, so the Tigers have moved up slightly to 18/1.
Below is the complete list of odds to win the 2017-18 College Football National Championship from Westgate LV Superbook. The Week 1 matchup between Alabama and the Florida St. Seminoles is certainly looking juicy.