It doesn’t get much bigger than this. The LSU Tigers are undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the country, and they will hit the road this week to face off against the No. 2 and fellow undefeated Alabama Crimson Tide. This is one of the best rivalries in all of college football and is once again shaping up to be a classic. The winner will practically punch their ticket to the College Football Playoff and will be seen as the team to beat in the race for the national championship. The loser will still be alive but will have some work to do moving forward. All eyes will be trained on Tuscaloosa for this epic showdown.
This college football regular season game between the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide will be held at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9th, 2019. The game will be nationally televised on CBS.
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Alabama opened as the 7-point favorite in this matchup but that line has dropped to 5.5 points due to a nice amount of money coming in on LSU. The “over” has been the more common choice, which has pushed the total up to 65 points. There have been some low-scoring matchups between these teams in the past but the betting public does not believe that will be the case this season.
There is a huge injury to watch this week as Alabama hopes to get back star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who has been dealing with a high-ankle sprain for several weeks. He is in the midst of another stellar year with 2,166 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and only two interceptions and is expected to be the first player taken in next year’s NFL draft.
The Crimson Tide has been fine without its star quarterback thus far but this game is a different animal and it needs all hands on deck. Tagovailoa seems to be on the comeback trail and the indications are that he will be ready to face off against LSU. Keep a close eye on any developments because his availability could have a huge effect on the outcome.
377. That’s the number of passing yards per game LSU is averaging this season, as quarterback Joe Burrow has turned into a superstar for the Tigers. His progress has made this a very dangerous team, as the Tigers are no longer the run-and-play-defense style of old. Burrow has thrown for 2,805 yards with 30 touchdowns and four interceptions on the season.
Alabama is only allowing 15 points per game and is once again stacked with elite players at every position on defense. If the Tigers can get their passing game going, they will have a good shot at the victory, but if not, they could be in some serious trouble on the road.
College Football Pick
LSU seems to come into this game every year with huge expectations before falling short. Unfortunately, it seems set to happen once again. The Crimson Tide has better talent and coaching across the board and is also playing at home. The return of their star quarterback will also be an emotional lift as Alabama should be able to take control of this game in the first half and then hold off an LSU rally to both win this game and also cover the spread. The “under” is the choice on the scoring total.
College Football Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide 34, LSU Tigers 27
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