- CFB Vegas Experts, ESPN Chalk
With college football season on the horizon, ESPN Chalk's college football experts -- Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica -- combine to give you betting previews of the top 25 teams, according to the ESPN College Football Rankings. They break down each team's strengths and weaknesses, along with season win total bets and national title odds.
Odds from Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as of Sept. 1.
National title odds: 7-1
Season win total: 9.5
Strengths: Defense. Alabama has my top-rated defense in the country, and that is enough to make the Tide a legitimate national title contender.