College football betting skepticism remains high about ability of the LSU Tigers to compete with top Southeastern Conference college football gambling commodities such as Alabama.
The 10th ranked LSU Tigers will host the 6th ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday with a telecast on CBS that is set to begin at 3:30 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with Alabama as a 6.5 point road favorite.
The Alabama Crimson Tide has a NCAA football gambling record of 7-1 straight up and 5-3 against the spread with just 3 of their games going over the total. Many observers believe that if the Tide runs the table they will make the BCS Championship Game in January.
Defense is the strength of the Tide as they rank 2nd for points allowed while ranking 23rd for total offense. Bama is coming off a bye that followed a 41-10 payout at Tennessee.
The LSU Tigers have a NCAA football wagering record of 7-1 straight up and 3-5 against the spread with 6 of their games going under the total. LSU is a fine defensive team that ranks 7th overall in the nation but their inconsistent offense has often come up sloppy and ranks 101st.
LSU head coach Les Miles replaced Alabama coach Nick Saban at LSU and most Tiger fans would love to have Saban back. Miles can ease the criticism and pressure with a win but LSU must play much better on offense.
Alabama has paid out in 10 of their last 14 road games and is 6-2 against the spread following a straight up win. LSU has covered just 9 out of their last 29 SEC games and has just 7 payouts in their last 26 home games.
Bama has gone under the total in 14 of their last 20 SEC games while LSU has gone under the number in 11 of their last 12 home games. The dog has beat the college football betting board in just 1of the last 8 meetings in this head to head series and the home team has paid out in just 2 of the last 14 matchups between these two teams.
LSU and Alabama have gone over the total in their last 4 meetings.