College football gambling fans were much more impressed with LSU in last week’s college football betting win at Vanderbilt after an alarming escape in their opener.
Kickoff is at 7:05 PM Eastern and Sports-Gambling opened with LSU as an 8.5-point favorite.
LSU scored a dominating 27-3 win at Vanderbilt last week and was most impressive in the 2nd half as they wore down the Commodores with 17 unanswered 4th quarter points while getting the money as 10.5-point road chalks.
Stevan Ridley ran for a career best 159 yards at Vandy and was highly motivated to make up for his two fumbles in the season opener against North Carolina which almost turned into a catastrophe with the college football odds as LSU blew a 30-10 lead and needed a goal line stand to preserve a 30-24 win.
LSU head coach Les Miles believes that Ridley’s performance is indicative of the team’s improvement after 2 games.
“He just put it to himself, and that’s just what he needed to do,” said Miles. “With each carry and experience, these guys are starting to come to life, and we’re looking forward to watching it develop.”
Mississippi followed an opening 49-7 blowout home win over Memphis with a tough 17-14 Thursday Night Football loss to Auburn as 1-point home dogs with the college football lines. The Bulldogs had their share of chances such as when they recovered a surprise onside kick but could not take advantage of the opportunities.
Quarterback Chris Relf was just 12-25 for 110 yards after a phenomenal opener against Memphis.
“Every time we’d hit a high note, we wouldn’t make the play,” said MSU head coach Dan Mullen.
Mississippi State has covered the spread in 3 out of their last 4 college football gambling matchups against LSU and nearly upset the Bayou Bengals last year in a 30-26 loss as 12-point home dogs. The series has gone over the total in 6 straight games.
MSU has gone just 4-8 against the spread in their last 12 road games but LSU has been an absolute bust at home with just 3 covers in their last 16 games at Tiger Stadium with 3 consecutive failures and 7 unders in their last 9 home games.