Alabama Vs LSU Line & Free PickJosh Bailey
The Week 10 college football line favors 1st-ranked Alabama when they travel to Baton Rouge to battle LSU. The game kicks-off on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8:00 PM from Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA.
LSU is 5-2 straight up. They are 3-4 against the spread. Alabama is 8-0 straight up and 6-2 against the spread.
Alabama Crimson Tide Vs LSU Tigers Line & Free Pick
The Week 10 college football line opened with Bama as 7-point favorites and since then has shifted up slightly to 8.5-points signaling that bettors are backing the Tide. The total is 45.5 after opening at 47.
What: No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0) at No. 13 LSU Tigers (5-2)
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Baton Rouge, LA
Stadium: Tiger Stadium
Spread: Alabama -8.5
Moneyline: Alabama -300 vs LSU +250
Game Total: 45.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Alabama vs LSU
Bet on Alabama (-8.5) Because…
Alabama’s defense has been as good as any defense in the SEC. The Crimson Tide has played games where offenses have scored points against the D. Ole Miss scored 43 in a 48 to 43 Alabama road win on Sept. 17. Arkansas scored 30 in a 49 to 30 Alabama win on Oct. 8. But the D has been rock solid in its 2 last games. It held Tennessee to only 10 points in a great 49 to 10 win over the Vols on Oct. 15. On Oct. 22, Alabama’s D held 4th-ranked Texas A&M to only 14 points in a 33 to 14 win.
Bet on LSU (+8.5) Because…
The Tigers have been unbelievably good in their last 3 games. LSU was on their way to a terrible season before the university fired Les Miles and put Ed Orgeron in charge. Since that time, LSU has been as solid as it gets. The LSU Tigers have gone 3-0 both straight up and against the spread in their last 3.
Free Pick & Final Score Prediction
As well as LSU has played, it’s hard for me to see the Tigers being close in this battle against the rival Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday. LSU’s biggest issue is at QB where junior Purdue transfer Danny Etling hasn’t excelled. Sure, he’s a huge step up from Brandon Harris, but he’s only completing a bit over 60% of his passes.
LSU’s offense is dedicated to rushing the football. The Tigers average 240 rushing yards per game. But that plays right into Alabama’s strength on defense. The Tide allows less than 71 rushing yards per game. That ranks one in college football.
LSU only averages 184 passing yards per. If that’s all you average via the pass, you can’t score enough points against Alabama for you to cover the spread. I think LSU’s defense plays tough. But the LSU offense won’t put enough points up in this matchup for it to remain close enough for the Tigers to cover the Week 10 college football line.