After reaching the double-digit win mark for the first time since 2013, the LSU Tigers are hoping for bigger and better things as they get set for the upcoming 2019 NCAA college football regular season. After winning nine games in 2017 in head coach Ed Orgeron’s first full season and then recording 10 wins last season, the Tigers would like nothing better than to get back in the national championship mix this coming season.
If you’re a college football betting enthusiast that is looking to cash in on some value-packed win total odds, then let’s find out how LSU is going to make out against their 2019 win total odds right now.
LSU Tigers 2019 Season Win / Loss Total Odds & Betting Prediction
2018 Team Leaders
- Touchdown: Trey Sermon (13)
- Rushing: Kennedy Brooks (1056)
- Passing: Kyler Murray (4361)
- Receiving: Marquise Brown (1318)
- Interceptions: Parnell Motley (3)
Why LSU Will Top Their Win Total Odds?
There are a handful of great reasons to back LSU to top their 2019 win total odds, starting with the fact that the Tigers return seven starters on offense, eight on defense and they secured a top-five recruiting class. Just as important, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron made what the program hopes will be an offense-altering addition by hiring Joe Brady away from the New Orleans Saints to serve as LSU’s passing game coordinator.
LSU also returns four starting offensive linemen and senior quarterback Joe Burrow, not to mention the fact that the former Ohio State transfer says he’s used to playing in LSU’s new offense.
“This is what I’m used to,” says Burrow, who threw for 2,894 yards and 16 touchdowns while adding seven TD runs as well.
The Tigers also have some impressive talent at the skill positions. While leading rusher Nick Brossette is gone, LSU managed to nab the the nation’s No. 2-ranked running back prospect in freshman John Emery Jr. 2018 leading wide receiver Justin Jefferson is back to lead an inexperienced, but talent-laden group at the position.
Why LSU Won’t Top Their Win Total Odds?
There are a handful of good reasons why LSU won’t manage to top their win total figure, including the fact that the Tigers lost Butkus award-winning linebacker Devin White , All-American cornerback Greedy Williams and nose tackle Ed Alexander to the NFL Draft. While Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP Rashard Lawrence is back, he’s also trying to get healthy after undergoing offseason knee surgery.
LSU has a tough Week 2 road date against Texas looming and another road date at rival Alabama that looks like a sure-fire loss to me. Home games against Florida, Auburn and Texas A&M should also provide stiff tests and I’m going to say the Tigers drop one game at home in 2019 to finish with 10 victories at best.
While I think it’s quite possible that LSU could lose three games in 2019 to finish with exactly nine wins, I’m certainly not seeing four losses. The Push will play out or the Tigers will narrowly top their win total odds. It all depends on how much you like Ed Orgeron’s squad. Personally, I’m thinking LSU finishes with nine wins! No matter what happens in 2019, I don’t see the Tigers winning 11 games.
Pick: 10 Wins