LSU Tigers College Football Betting
The Football Gods have a way of evening things out. Last year they gave head coach Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers every possible break and advantage. There was no way in hell that was going to happen two years in a row. Indeed, the Bayou Bengals have been in trouble since their opening game loss at home to the Mississippi State Bulldogs. What this season has revealed is how difficult it is for many programs and individuals to handle success. To be fair the Tigers lost nearly all key contributors from their 2019 national championship team. But that didn’t prevent some ugly optics to emerge in 2020. The shift to defensive coordinator Bo Pelini has been far more difficult than expected. So too was the loss of quarterback Myles Brennan a severe blow, especially as it was Brennan who was to replace last year’s Heisman Trophy national championship quarterback Joe Burrow. And then there is Orgeron himself, who went from national coach of the year in 2019 to divorced and having pictures of him with a young blonde being tweeted day and night. Indeed, everything that could go right in 2019 did just that. Now everything that could go wrong in 2020 is indeed going wrong.
LSU Tigers Weekly Odds
LSU Tigers +28
Alabama Crimson Tide -28
LSU Tigers Weekly Matchup
On Saturday, December 5, 2020 the LSU Tigers will host the Alabama Crimson Tide at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Kickoff time is set for 8 p.m. ET with television coverage on CBS. This game was originally scheduled for November 14 but was postponed due to LSU issues with the pandemic. CBS wanted this prime-time matchup all along and the SEC found a way to make it happen.
Alabama won the Iron Bowl with ease 42-13 as 25.5-point home favorites with the game going under the total of 65.5. The Tide is now 8-0 straight up, 6-2 against the spread and 5-3 over the total.
Alabama has national metrics of 6th for total offense, 4th for passing, 50th for passing, 3rd for scoring, and 78th for turnovers. Defensively the Crimson Tide ranks 36th overall, 70th against the pass, 27th against the rush, 17th for points allowed, and 19th for takeaways.
In this head to head series LSU has covered two of their last three games against Alabama. Just one of the last 11 games between these teams has gone over the total. But at Tiger Stadium LSU has covered only one of their last five against Alabama.
LSU Tigers Weekly Recap
Last week the LSU Tigers barely avoided a shutout in a 20-7 loss at the Texas A&M Aggies for a classic back door cover as 16-point dogs with the game going under the total of 59.5. LSU is now 3-4 straight up, 4-3 against the spread and 3-4 under the total.
LSU has national metrics of 44th for total offense, 18th for passing, 114th for rushing, 55th for scoring, and 40th for turnovers. Defensively the Bayou Bengals rank 96th overall, 120th against the pass, 43rd against the rush, 73rd for points allowed, and 50th for takeaways.
Adding to the woes of the LSU Tigers this year was their postponed game against the Alabama Crimson Tide on November 14. That was going to be a prime-time special feature game on CBS. It was also likely going to be an Alabama rout of the Bayou Bengals. Many fans put two and two together and believed that if LSU were having the type of season that they enjoyed in 2019 they would have found a way to play the game. Instead the pandemic was seen as being the perfect excuse for LSU top opt out. After all, Orgeron is a recruiting ace and there would be no worse optics than for his program to get slaughtered by the Crimson Tide on CBS prime time. Where the difficulty of 2020 leads is anyone’s guess. Some think that its just a one-year anomaly and the Football God’s way of balancing the books. But others believe that the 2020 LSU season could be a portent of things to come.
2020 LSU Tigers Schedule
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