Up against LSU is the perpetual problem of getting a consistent offense to form. Owing to constant failure once again the Bayou Bengals have a new offensive coordinator. As a matter of fact, head coach Ed Orgeron is already on the hot seat to begin his second season. Contrarily Miami is coming off a year of resurgence with the college football betting odds. Further, so is their head coach Mark Richt, who arrived after being fired by Georgia. In short order Richt proved to be the perfect fit for his alma mater.
Miami Hurricanes vs. LSU Tigers
Date and Time: Sunday, September 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
College Football Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Miami Florida||-3½ (-110)||46½ (-110)|
|LSU||+3½ (-110)||46½ (-110)|
Miami vs. LSU TV Coverage: ABC
While LSU was not bad last year it was hardly a banner season. Specifically, they were 9-4 straight up and 7-5-1 against the line. Most important of all they beat the college football betting odds in their last six regular season games. Not withstanding the solid season was the same old problem. LSU’s offense was beyond inconsistent. In like manner coordinator Matt Canada clashed with Orgeron. Thus, he was shown the door at season’s end. Long time LSU assistant Steve Ensminger takes over as OC. He hardly inspires confidence as someone there during all of the failures.
Also new is Ohio State transfer quarterback Joe Burrow. It follows that the Bayou Bengals would gamble on a transfer as all else has failed. Burrow is considered a good runner with a strong arm. Although this may be true fact remains he was third string for the Buckeyes. Account of coordinator Dave Aranda the defense should be an asset.
Starting with a 10-0 record Richt got Miami to second in the polls before they ran out of gas with three straight losses. Because of this a new energy and expectation level has reached The U. Granted, the Canes were exposed as not ready for prime time. So too did they regain much of their swagger and respect. Increasingly good news comes from facility upgrades, recruiting, ticket sales and donations. As a consequence, pressure has also increased. Commencing with this season Richt’s program must demonstrate it is building for the long haul.
Miami quarterback Malik Rosier returns as starter. To differentiate from last year, he has worked on improved deep passing. What’s more Richt has complemented Rosier on his improvements.
Team vs Team
Miami has beaten the sportsbook in six of their last eight as a road favorite. Also, their last six as road chalks have gone under the total. Balanced against that is LSU has been dreadful as an away dog. To be exact they have paid in just two of their last 10 games in that situation. Just one of their last nine as road pups went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Initially many gamblers have bought the negativity around LSU. Counter to that is increasing hype on Miami. For this reason, LSU is a capable college football betting odds contrarian dog. In the same way the Tigers are a quality pup.
Miami vs. LSU College Football Betting Odds Picks
To conclude LSU is a dog with bite and capability of an outright upset.
Miami vs. LSU Pick: LSU Tigers
Miami vs. LSU Score Prediction: LSU 20, Miami 17
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