Alabama opens a 3 Touchdown favorite according to "rat poison" in Vegas today.  Nick Saban say it was a god week to be off to prepare for LSU who brings lots of pre-snap movement that he calls "eye-candy."

Alabama began the new week of practice with an hour and 15 minutes of work in shells on Monday afternoon in Tuscaloosa.  The Tide used its bye week to focus on fundamentals in preparation for the final stretch of the season.

Alabama will return to action this weekend when the Tide hosts No. 19/20 LSU this Saturday, Nov. 4, at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The two SEC West rivals are set to kick off at 7:10 p.m. CT on CBS and LIVE on 95.3 The Bear.  The Tigers come to Tuscaloosa with a 6-2 overall record, including a 3-1 mark in conference play. LSU is coached by Ed Orgeron, who is now in his second year in Baton Rouge and owns a 12-4 record while with the Tigers.

 Alabama holds a 52-25-5 all-time advantage against LSU, including a 12-7 mark at home. The Tide has won six consecutive meetings between the two squads dating back to the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. Most recently, Alabama came away with a 10-0 victory in Baton Rouge a season ago.