The Alabama Crimson Tide (7-1, 4-1 SEC) head to Tiger Stadium on Saturday to square off against the LSU Tigers (6-2, 4-1). Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we look at Alabama vs. LSU odds from Tipico Sportsbook; check back for all our college football picks and predictions.
The Crimson Tide covered the spread for the 1st time in 3 weeks with a 30-6 victory Saturday over Mississippi State as 21.5 favorites. In their last 6 games, the Over/Under is 3-3 and has alternated week to week with last week’s game going Under 61.
The opening 58.5 O/U against LSU will be their 2nd-lowest season (48, Week 6 vs. Texas A&M). Scoring 43.1 points per game, their offense ranks 4th in the nation while their defense ranks 7th in the nation giving up only 16.6 ppg.
The Tigers covered the spread for the 2nd week in a row beating Mississippi 45-20 as 1-point underdogs. The Over (63.5) also hit for a 2nd straight week after the Under hit 4 consecutive times in the weeks prior.
The opening O/U of 58.5 will be LSU’s 3rd-highest total this season (63.5, Week 8 vs. Mississippi; 63, Week 6 vs. Tennessee). LSU’s offense ranks 28th nationally, scoring 35.1 ppg while the 21.1 ppg allowed by the defense ranks them 27th.