The LSU Tigers will take on the Central Michigan Chippewas at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday at Tiger Stadium. LSU is 1-1 after losing to UCLA in Week 1 before defeating McNeese State last week. The Chippewas fell to SEC school Missouri in its opener before defeating Robert Morris in Week 2. This will be the first-ever meeting between the programs.
The Tigers are favored by 19.5 points in the latest LSU vs. Central Michigan odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 61. Before entering any Central Michigan vs. LSU picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- LSU vs. Central Michigan spread: LSU -19.5
- LSU vs. Central Michigan over-under: 61 points
Featured Game|LSU Tigers vs. Central Michigan Chippewas
What you need to know about LSU
A well-balanced attack led the Tigers over the McNeese State Cowboys every single quarter on their way to victory on Saturday as LSU took the game by a conclusive 34-7 score. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point LSU had established a 24-0 lead. QB Max Johnson and WR Kayshon Boutte were among the main playmakers for LSU as the former passed for three TDs and 161 yards and the latter snatched two receiving TDs.
Boutte is looking like the latest in a long line of elite LSU receivers as the sophomore leads the NCAA in receiving touchdowns (five) while ranking fourth in the SEC in receiving yards (179). Dating back to last season, Boutte is averaging an astounding 141.2 yards per game over his last five contests with nine touchdowns over those games. This will be LSU’s first meeting with Central Michigan, but the Tigers have won their last six games versus MAC teams.
What you need to know about Central Michigan
Meanwhile, the Chippewas got themselves on the board against the Robert Morris Colonials on Saturday, but Robert Morris never followed suit. CMU claimed a resounding 45-0 victory over Robert Morris at home. The matchup was pretty much decided by the half when the score had already reached 28-0.
Central Michigan coach Jim McElwain is well-acquainted with LSU as he coached in the SEC for three years. From 2015-17, McElwain led the Florida Gators but his teams lost two of three matchups with LSU. The Chippewas are still looking for their first taste of success against the SEC as a whole as they’ve gone 0-10 against the conference all-time.
How to make LSU vs. Central Michigan picks
The model has simulated LSU vs. Central Michigan 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning over on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that hits in 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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