Like Alabama, LSU is starting to assert itself as one of the top teams in the SEC this season. Alabama destroyed Georgia on the road as an underdog in its last game while LSU will be looking for its fifth straight victory when the Tigers travel to South Carolina to take on the Gamecocks.
LSU’s entire offense revolves around Heisman Trophy hopeful running back Leonard Fournette. South Carolina’s entire offense should revolve around Pharoah Cooper, who might be the best in the SEC now that Amari Cooper plays for the Oakland Raiders. Will LSU keep the dreams of a College Football Playoff berth alive? Or, will South Carolina upset the Tigers as a huge home dog?
A Closer Look At How To Bet The LSU Tigers Vs South Carolina Game Cocks College Football Week 6 13-point Spread
What: No.7 LSU Tigers (4-0) at South Carolina Gamecocks (2-3)
When: Saturday, October 10th, 2015
Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Columbia, SC
Stadium: Williams-Brice Stadium
Weather: 73° F | Afternoon Clouds
Spread: LSU -13
Moneyline: LSU -500 vs South Carolina +400
Game Total: 49
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Why Bet On #7 LSU (-13) to Beat South Carolina
RB Leonard Fournette odds to win the Heisman this season: Yes -250 No +190 Implied Probability 68.75%.
LSU doesn’t have much of a passing game. Out of the 429.5 total yards that LSU averages per game, the Tigers only pass for 95 of those yards. That’s incredible. The reason that it’s incredible is because LSU plays in the SEC, arguably the top conference in college football.
The Tigers are ranked fourth in the nation in rushing yards per game at 334. Rushing against Pac 12 defenses or Big 12 defenses is one thing. Rushing against SEC defenses is an entirely different thing. SEC teams aren’t supposed to allow running backs like Fournette to go for 159 yards and 3 touchdowns, like what he did against Mississippi State in LSU’s first game of the season.
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Couple Fournette’s incredible abilities versus a South Carolina defense that yields 170 rushing yards per game on average and the outcome isn’t that difficult to envision. LSU could easily beat South Carolina on Saturday.
Why Bet On South Carolina to Beat #7 LSU (-13)
LSU’s defense has been susceptible to the pass.
The best chance teams have of beating LSU is to try and outscore the Tigers. Eventually, Fournette is going to wear down your defense. So, in order to beat the Tigers, you have to score more points than they do.
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The Gamecocks have a seriously talented go to guy in wide receiver Pharoh Cooper. The problem that South Carolina has had this season is getting Cooper the ball. When South Carolina makes a concerted effort to get the ball to Cooper, good things happen.
Cooper has 26 catches for 322 yards and 3 touchdowns. He might be effective versus LSU’s defense on Saturday because the Tigers have shown that they don’t always play great in the secondary. The Gamecocks should consider rushing the football with Cooper as well.
Even if Cooper has a great game, it’s tough to see Fournette not running all over South Carolina’s defense. LSU should cover the spread in this matchup. My final score prediction is LSU 42, South Carolina 21.