Ninth-ranked LSU got past Syracuse 34-24 in Week 4 despite failing to cover the spread as a 23.5-point road college football betting favorite. Quarterback Brandon Harris completed eight of 16 passes for 157 yards with one touchdown while supremely-gifted running back Leonard Fournette had another monster day in rushing for 244 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries to lead the Tigers to victory.
"As a football team we won, and we did so in a sloppy manner," LSU coach Les Miles said. "Leonard (Fournette) had a big day and certainly contributed very significantly, but we’ve got to fix things, all of which includes every player and every coach on the team."
For the season, Harris has completed 61.7 percent of his passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions while Fournette has rushed for 631 yards and eight touchdowns.
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) September 28, 2015
Eastern Michigan got blown out of the water in its 58-36 Week 4 loss to Army while never coming close to covering the spread as a 1.5-point home underdog. Quarterback Brogan Roback completed 27 of 39 pass attempts for 280 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while running back Darius Jackson rushed 16 times for 141 yards and two scores. Unfortunately, the Eagles allowed Army to rush for an insane 556 yards on 71 carries.
Eastern Michigan Eagles at No. 9 Louisiana State Tigers College Football Week 5 Betting Trends
What: East Michigan Eagles (1-3) at No. 9 LSU Tigers (3-0)
When: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Kickoff: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Baton Rouge, LA
Stadium: Tiger Stadium (LA)
Weather: 82° F / More Sun Than Clouds
Spread: LSU -44.5
Moneyline: East Michigan vs LSU Tigers
Game Total: 56.5
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Eastern Michigan lost to Army by 22 points the last time out, but I’m skeptical that LSU can cover the spread as whopping 44.5-point favorites. Having said that, 53 percent of the betting public likes Eastern Michigan to cover the spread and I believe they will as well.
67 percent of the betting public likes the Over. The Over is 6-1 in the Eagles’ last seven games overall and 12-2 in their last 14 games following a double-digit loss at home. The Over is also 8-2 in LSU’s last 10 home games versus a team with a losing road record and 8-3 in the Tigers’ last 11 non-conference games.