The Alabama Crimson Tide have been a double-digit favorite in each of their first eight games this season. The lowest the Tide have been favored by is 10 points at Ole Miss -- which was one of two games this year they have failed to cover.

This week, Alabama heads on the road for a night game in Baton Rouge against the LSU Tigers and for the first time all season, the Tide are a single-digit favorite (-7). Oddsmakers are buying in on how good LSU has looked recently and in the power of a night game at Death Valley.

That SEC on CBS prime-time showdown leads off our early look at spreads for Week 10 of the college football season.

Lines you need to know

Alabama (-7) at LSU: Alabama has covered six times this season, but four of those have been by 5.5 points or less. Wagering on Alabama is often the right side, but also requires intestinal fortitude as the Tide have a tendency to be coasting into a comfortable victory late. LSU has been fantastic since Ed Orgeron took over and has the advantage of being at home at night, but the Tigers are still a run-heavy team and it's rare for one-dimensional teams to find success against Alabama.

No. 9 Nebraska (+17) at No. 6 Ohio State: For the second time this season, we have a top-10 matchup that has a spread of 17 or more points -- the first being Texas A&M at Alabama, which the Tide covered or pushed, depending on what you got the number at. The Buckeyes looked flat against Northwestern on Saturday, while Nebraska pushed Wisconsin to the limit on the road before falling in overtime. This line is pretty stunning, despite what most feel is a pretty wide gap in talent between the Huskers and Buckeyes.

No. 7 Wisconsin (-6.5) at Northwestern: Speaking of Wisconsin and Northwestern, they'll play in Evanston this weekend, with the Badgers coming in as near-touchdown favorites. The Wildcats played Ohio State very tough Saturday, and the Badgers' offense is not the type that pulls away from opponents. This line is terrifying on both sides, but the Wildcats are certainly a live home dog here.

These may raise some eyebrows

Missouri (+7) at South Carolina: Sound the sirens, South Carolina is a full touchdown favorite in an SEC football game. I mean, I get it. The Gamecocks stunned Tennessee last week. Mizzou laid an egg at home to Kentucky and looks like the worst team in the conference. However, let's not forget that this is still a pretty dysfunctional South Carolina offense even with Jake Bentley in there at quarterback and that seven points is an awful lot to ask.

Navy (+6.5) at Notre Dame: The Irish did everything they could Saturday to give Miami the game in the second half, but Mark Richt is far too polite and insisted that Notre Dame take that win. Navy lost to South Florida in a wild shootout in Tampa, but only lost by seven points to a team that's better than Notre Dame. I don't quite understand this line outside of the oddsmakers taking advantage of Notre Dame being the public's favorite team and trying to squeeze as much money out of them as possible.

No. 7 Texas A&M (-14) at Mississippi State: The Bulldogs are not a good football team and, despite the loss to Alabama, Texas A&M is. Even on the road, I expected the Aggies to be more than two-touchdown favorites against Mississippi State, a team that has struggled against the likes of UMass and Samford and lost outright to South Alabama.

Consider staying away

Iowa (+7.5) at No. 20 Penn State: I don't like this line one bit. Penn State is playing great football and I think it is a better team than Iowa, but the Hawkeyes just love to play in close games. The hook on the wrong side of the touchdown is definitely enough to keep me off of the Nittany Lions, and I don't quite trust Iowa enough to be confident taking the Hawkeyes with the points on the road.

Oregon (+17) at USC: I'm spooked off of this one because I don't really trust either team. USC has looked great since inserting Sam Darnold at quarterback. Oregon looked much better against Arizona State on Saturday, getting its first Pac-12 win behind freshman QB Justin Herbert's 489 passing yards. Maybe Oregon has turned the corner, or maybe Arizona State is just not good. Maybe USC is the best team in the Pac-12 South with Darnold at quarterback, or maybe the Trojans have beaten up on bad teams with him in there and just escaped Colorado. I can't say with certainty on either team, and with a 17-point line, I'm steering clear of this one.

Kentucky (+2.5) at Georgia: Georgia's defense played much better against Florida than we've seen from the Bulldogs this season. The offense is still bad, but against the Wildcats there should be opportunities to move the ball, especially on the ground. Kentucky looked great against Mizzou, but against borderline decent competition this season has been in a number of one-possession games late. You really don't want to be sweating this game, I promise. Walk away.