No. 5 LSU is a 1 TD favorite when hosting No. 22 Mississippi State in a bet worthy matchup from Death Valley.
The one touchdown favorite LSU Tigers host the Mississippi State Bulldogs in a tilt between two of the nation’s top defensive teams. Which side is the betting pick for Saturday night’s SEC West battle in Baton Rouge? Or is an over/under bet the smart play?
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers Line & Betting Predictions
What: College Football Week 8
Who: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers
Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
When: 7 PM ET, Saturday, October 20th, 2018
Stream: Watch ESPN
Spread: LSU -7 +105
Moneyline: Bulldogs +210/Tigers -250
Should You Bet On The Mississippi State Bulldogs?
On paper, Mississippi State is a better defensive team than LSU. The Bulldogs lead the Tigers in key areas this season including sack rate, tackles for loss, and third-down defense.
Last season, the Bulldogs upset LSU by a 37-7 score powered by285 rushing yards. Is that enough to warrant picking Mississippi State over LSU?
Should You Bet On The LSU Tigers?
LSU climbed to No. 5 in the nation after a 36-16 blowout upset over then second-ranked Georgia. Now the Tigers are 5-0 SU and 3-2 ATS that includes other impressive upset wins over Miami and Auburn.
Moreover, the Tigers may be the most balanced team in Div I. So far this season LSU has rushed for 1,415 yards and passed for 1,415 yards.
Mississippi State vs. LSU Betting Predictions
Mississippi State is 4-0 against the spread in their last four head-to-head matchups versus LSU. However, Tigers are 16-2 straight up in their previous 18 games against the Bulldogs. The one touchdown spread could fall either way.
The Bulldogs have the nations best scoring defense allowing only 12.7 points per game. The Tigers defense is ranked 17th in points allowed at 16.9. This will be a low scoring game.
Bet the Under 45. The total has gone under in Mississippi State’s last three games versus LSU.