NCAA football wagering respect is also high for the LSU Tigers as they had a strong run at the Southeastern Conference title while proving to be one of the most talented teams in college football betting.
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX will host the AT&T Cotton Bowl between the #11 LSU Tigers and the #17 Texas A&M Aggies with a telecast on FOX set to begin at 8 PM ET on January 7. Sports-Gambling opened with AT&T Cotton Bowl odds of LSU -1 and with a total of 49.
LSU has a record of 10-2 straight up and 5-7 with the college football odds as they went under the total in 8 of 12 games. LSU finished in a tie for 2nd place with Alabama behind Auburn in the Southeastern Conference West Division. The Tigers lost their last game of the regular season 31-23 at Arkansas.
Coach Les Miles was on the hot seat for the entire off season and much of September but he ended up earning the respect of fans and handicappers with the way his team played for him and with wins over Florida and Alabama. LSU finished 9th in the nation for total defense while the offense was inconsistent and ranked 50th for scoring. Steven Ridley was a bright spot as he led LSU with 1043 yards rushing.
Texas A&M has a NCAA football betting record of 9-3 straight up and 8-4 against the spread with an even 6-6 split on over/unders. The Aggies started off 3-3 and that put coach Mike Sherman on the hot seat but once Ryan Tannehill was named starting quarterback the Aggies never lost again. Tannehill completed 65% of his passes and had an 11/3 TD/INT ratio.
Cyrus Gray balanced the attack with 1033 yards rushing and a 5.7 yards per carry average with 12 TD’s. The defense showed marked improvement to rank 28th in the nation for points allowed. A&M finished in a first place tie in the Big 12 South Division with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State and won their NCAA football wagering regular season finale at Texas 24-17 to cap off a remarkable comeback season.