Before the season even started college football fans circled the game between Alabama vs LSU. Fans knew this would game would be big and since the Alabama Crimson Tide are undefeated it becomes a game that has National Championship implications.
The LSU Tigers have already lost in the season, so the game is not as big as it could have been, but it is still the crown jewel of the college football schedule.
Alabama vs LSU Odds: The Crimson Tide are so dominant the oddsmakers opened up the Alabama as (-10) point favorites. Getting LSU at home plus that many points would usually trigger a landslide of public action on the underdog, but that is not the case.
However the latest college football consensus shows that 67 percent of the public betting is on Alabama. Despite the public money this line currently sits at (-9.5) at most sportsbooks. For the latest odds on this game and the rest of the college football schedule for Week 10 look at Sportsbetting.ag. Sportsbetting.ag is the top-rated sportsbook to bet on college football and if you sign up HERE you will get up to $900 in free plays to bet on college football! Sign up today and start betting on college football with a $900 free play from Sportsbetting.ag!
Can you blame the public? Alabama is the No. 1 team in the college football rankings. They are the least penalized team in college football and they have a quarterback in AJ McCarron who has thrown 18 touchdowns and no interceptions. Alabama has yet to face any type of challenge so why believe LSU will put up a fight?
Well there are a few reasons. First, this game is in Baton Rouge on Saturday night and that is one of the toughest places to play in college football.
The LSUTigersFB YouTube page put together a trailer for the duel in Death Valley and it shows just how passionate this fan base truly is.
Les Miles is one of the few coaches to have success against Nick Saban and the Tide.
They’re deadlocked at 3-3. In fact, Miles beat Saban in back-to-back games in 2010 and 2011 (in the regular season). It was the first time Saban had lost to the same coach in consecutive years since his first two years at LSU when Steve Spurrier’s Gators walloped the Tigers 41-9 in 2000 and 44-15 in 2001.
The Tigers come into this game hell bent on revenge form a devastating loss at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Jan. 9.
The players are downplaying the game, but it obviously still hurts.
“When you watch that film, everybody has the understanding of what we could have done,” Josh Dworaczyk said. “We need to capitalize on those things and have no regrets.”
The Tigers have a defense that can play with Alabama, perhaps the only other team in the country that can put up a fight. If there is a weak link for the Alabama offense, it has been protecting quarterback A.J. McCarron at times. He’s been sacked 17 times and pressured a lot more than that, and the residual result has included a twisted knee on a wet and slippery surface at Missouri and a bruised back last week against Mississippi Stat.
Finally the Tigers are 11-5 against the spread (ATS) in their last 16 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a bye week.
The Tigers have had extra time to prepare and they have been waiting for this game all season long. With the home field advantage this game will come down to the waning seconds and the Tigers have a shot of pulling off the upset.
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