One of the biggest games of the college football season will be played on Saturday night, as the No. 5 LSU Tigers welcome the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide. The game in Tiger Stadium is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM ET, with television coverage to be provided by CBS.
Alabama comes into this game after routing No. 11 Mississippi State at home, 38-7. The Tide were p 24-0 by halftime and cruised to an easy victory. They racked up 416 offensive yards, and held a 179-47 edge in rushing yards over the Bulldogs. They forced 3 turnovers, including 2 interceptions, and held onto the ball for 9 more minutes than Mississippi. Alabama holds a 772-130 edge in rushing yards over their last 3 games. QB AJ McCarron has thrown 18 touchdowns with 0 interceptions this season. The Tide have covered their last 4 road games by 67 ½ points. Start your College Football Bets on Alabama vs. LSU Game.
LSU had Week 9 off, but defeated Texas A&M on the road in Week 8, 24-19. While LSU had some difficulty with the Aggies offense, and were down 12-0 in the second quarter, they relied on their defense to shut down Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel. The Tigers forced 5 turnovers, including 3 Manziel interceptions, and held a 276-97 edge in passing yards. LSU, however, allowed 180 yards and 9 points to A&M in the first quarter alone. Over their last 4 games, the Tigers are -27 ½ points ATS.
The visitor is 18-6 ATS in this series. LSU is 14-7 ATS recently, but 8-0 ATS as an avenging underdog of fewer than 7 ½ points. They are just 12-20 ATS at home. Alabama is 14-6 ATS lately, and 21-6 ATS as a road favorite. Check the Colleg Football Betting Lines for on Alabama vs. LSU Game.
These two teams last met in the 2011 BCS title game. The Tide rolled over the Tigers in that one, winning 21-0. Alabama was a 1 ½ point favorite in that game. In another 2011 matchup, LSU won 9-6 in overtime in a game in which Alabama was favored by 5 ½ points.
For this Saturday’s matchup, Alabama is listed in sbgglobal.eu’s sportsbook college football odds as a 9 ½ point road favorite. The over/under is set at 42 points.
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