Things went off the rails in the late days under Ed Orgeron, but Brian Kelly is big on accountability. With the talent level still on the LSU roster, there’s potential for a promising season if the players buy into what Kelly is preaching.
We are not a vast Jayden Daniels believer, but the presence of Myles Brennan and heralded freshman Garrett Nussmeier eases any concerns about the QB position if Daniels doesn’t win the job. Oh, and Kayshon Boutte is one of the best receivers in the country. The defensive line should be strong, so this bet could come down to how LSU’s transfer additions perform — particularly on the offensive line and in the secondary.
We are comfortable going with the over 6.5 wins, but that feeling could diminish quickly if the Tigers can’t take care of Florida State in Week 1. LSU is currently a 3-point favorite at BetMGM.