NCAA football betting expectations are growing for undefeated LSU while Tennessee has had a rough start to the college football betting season in Derek Dooley’s first year as coach.
Kickoff on CBS is set for 3:35 PM on Saturday and LSU opened at Sports-Gambling as a 13.5 point favorite.
The LSU Tigers have a college football gambling record of 4-0 straight up and 2-2 against the spread. The Tigers have gone under the total in 3 out of 4 games this year. LSU is coming off a 20-14 home win over West Virginia as 9.5 point home favorites last week.
As has been the case for the entire season the Tigers got by with a strong defensive effort as they held the Mounties to 177 yards of total offense.
Geno Smith had his worst game of the year as West Virginia quarterback with just 119 yards passing and Heisman Candidate Noel Devine is likely not going to get an invite to the ceremony after gaining just 37 yards on 14 carries versus the stout LSU defense that is ranked 6th in the nation for points allowed.
Offense in general and quarterback in particular continues to be a problem for LSU as they rank 102nd in the country for total yards and 116th in passing. Jordan Jefferson continues to be erratic as he has passed for just 54% completions, 5.3 yards per attempt, and a 2/4 touchdown to interception ratio.
Perhaps the most valuable offensive player is kicker Josh Jasper, who already has 9 field goals this year and is a bona fide Lou Groza Award candidate as the nation’s top kicker.
The Tennessee Volunteers have a NCAA football gambling record of 2-2 straight up and 1-3 against the spread as all 4 of their games have gone over the total. Last week the Vols needed overtime to escape with a 32-29 win over Alabama-Birmingham as 14 point home favorites. Tennessee ranks 72nd in total offense and 69th in total defense.
LSU has scored just 1 NCAA football betting payout in their last 5 meetings with Tennessee and the last 2 games have both been a push with the pointspread.