College Football Missouri At LSU Week 5 Winning Favorites

Posted by Henry Watkins on Friday,September 30, 2016 6:35, EST in

You hate to think that the season might be over for one of the better teams in college football after just 4 weeks of football, but try telling fans of the LSU Tigers that there is still something to play for. This is a team that came into the season with dreams of a National Championship, but who ae now just 2-2, and getting ready for life without Les Miles, who was fired after a loss to the Auburn Tigers last week. Miles came into the season sitting on the hot seat, and it really didn’t take much for the program to pull the trigger.

This week will be a good indication of what the kids on this team are all about, as this well be their chance to rise up and come up with a big win for interim head coach Ed Orgeron. For what it’s worth, Orgeron has said that he is going to open up the offense, which has been sadly lacking through the opening 3 weeks. Is that going to be enough against a Missouri Tigers team that has been pretty stingy on defense this season? Check the latest betting odds here.

Here’s A Closer Look At The College Football Missouri Tigers At LSU Tigers Week 5 Winning Favorites

When: Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 PM EST
Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge
TV: SEC Network
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAF Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Missouri Tigers

The general consensus heading into this season as that the Missouri Tigers would have to rely a little too heavily on defense in order to win this season, and they have certainly help up their end of the bargain. The Tigers are giving up just 18.8 points per game, but they have also been granted a little bit of a surprise from their QB Drew Lock. The reins were handed to Lock after Maty Mauk was shipped out of town for his actions off the field, and it has to be said that the young man has responded brilliantly. Lock has already thrown for over 1,500 yards, and has 14 TD versus just 3 INT. He is going to have to be at his very best in order to break down a tough LSU defense.

Why bet on the LSU Tigers

This is going to be a tough week for the guys on the LSU Tigers, as they are going to have to find a way to put the events of this week in the rearview mirror. It’s never easy to lose a head coach, but if there is one thing that works in their favor it’s that their first game in the post-Miles era is going to be played in front of their own fans. The Tigers fans are going to play a major role in picking these young men up, and you have to believe that they will be looking to get out to a fast start in order to get the confidence level up for the rest of the game.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The LSU Tigers are coming into this one as a 13-point favorite, but I think we might see a little bit of an upset here. Yes, I believe LSU will get the win, but I think it will be a low scoring game that comes down to the wire.

Missouri Tigers 14 LSU Tigers 20