The biggest game in the SEC this season, heck, possibly the biggest game in all of college football this season, takes place this Saturday when #2 ranked LSU takes on #4 ranked Alabama.
Both LSU and Alabama are ranked in the Top 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings. LSU has the inside track to get to the College Football Playoff, but the Tigers face Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Saturday. The college football week 10 spread favors Alabama by 6.5-points to beat LSU. Who will prevail in the biggest game of the season so far?
How To Bet The No. 4 LSU Tigers Vs No. 7 Alabama Crimson Tide College Football Week 10 Spread
What: No. 4 LSU Tigers (7-0) at No. 7 Alabama Crimson Tide (7-1)
When: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Kickoff: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Tuscaloosa, AL
Stadium: Bryant-Denny Stadium
Weather: 68° F | Thunder Storms
Spread: Alabama -6.5
Moneyline: LSU +210 vs Alabama -250
Game Total: 51
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: LSU vs Alabama
Why Bet On #4 LSU to Beat #7 Alabama (-6.5)
LSU’s defense hasn’t been as good as what football fans are used to seeing in 2015. The LSU defense has given up 20 points or more in 6 out of their 7 games this season. LSU is going to have to turn it around defensively versus Alabama to have any shot at winning the game.
The Tigers might just do that. LSU’s secondary, led by Tre’Davious White, who is probable for this game, might get a few chances at picking off QB Jake Coker. Coker completes a high percentage of his passes. But when he’s pressured, he can make the wrong decision. Coker threw 2 picks in Alabama’s win against Arkansas. He threw a pick in a lackluster win against Tennessee in Alabama’s last. If LSU brings the heat and lets White and his crew do their thing, Coker could throw one or even two costly interceptions in this matchup.
Why Bet On #7 Alabama (-6.5) to Beat #4 LSU
Leonard Fournette has been unstoppable so far this season. Because Baylor’s excellent starting QB, Seth Russell, had to have neck surgery and is out for the season, Fournette’s odds to win the Heisman Trophy have plummeted to -500.
Fournette has rushed for 150 yards or better in every single game this season. He hasn’t averaged less than 5.6 yards a carry in any single game this season. He’s rushed for over 200 yards in 3 out of LSU’s 7 games this season.
But Fournette faces a fantastic defense on Saturday. Alabama’s front seven might be the best in the nation. The Crimson Tide is holding opponents to 78.5 rushing yards per game. If Alabama can shut down Fournette, LSU will have to beat the Crimson Tide with QB Brandon Harris.
That won’t happen. Alabama definitely has the advantage strategy wise in this year’s matchup. My final score prediction is Alabama 17, LSU 14.