LSU @ Alabama College Football Betting Guide

Posted by Daniel Strum on November 7, 2015 in

Leonard Fournette and the fourth-ranked LSU Tigers will look to pull off the NCAA Football odds online betting ‘upset’ win over Reggie Ragland and the seventh-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide when the two SEC playoff hopefuls square off in the most anticipated game on the Week 10 docket on Saturday night. Now, let’s find out which championship hopeful will bring home the bacon.

How To Bet the Tigers @ Crimson Tide NCAA Football Odds & Game Info

Date/Time: Saturday, November 7,  8 p.m. ET
Venue: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
NCAAF Odds: Alabama -7
Over/Under: 45.5
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Why Bet on the LSU Tigers (7-0)

The Tigers had a bye in Week 9 following their 48-20 Week 8 win over Western Kentucky as a 16-point home favorite. Quarterback Brandon Harris completed 11 of 20 passes foe 286 yards and three touchdowns while Fournette rushed for 150 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries. Now, all eyes are on beating the Crimson Tide and keeping their four-team playoff hopes intact.

For the season, Harris has completed 58.6 percent of his passes with nine touchdown passes and an unblemished zero interceptions while adding three more scores on the ground. Fournette is the leading Heisman Trophy candidate right now after rushing for 1,352 yards and 15 touchdowns. The Tigers are ranked an impressive 14th in scoring (38.9 ppg) and a solid 40th in points allowed (22.6 ppg).

Why Bet on the Alabama Crimson Tide (7-1)

The Tide had a bye in Week 9 one week after their hard-fought 19-14 win over Tennessee as a 14.5-point home favorite in Week 8. Now, Nick Saban’s squad wants to avoid their second loss and keep their four-team playoff hopes alive. Running back Derrick Henry led the way to victory by rushing for 143 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries while quarterback Jake Coker completed 21 of 27 passes for 247 yards with one interception and no touchdowns. Henry has rushed for 1,044 yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging a stellar 5.8 yards per carry. Alabama is ranked 43rd in scoring (33.5 ppg) and an impressive 11th in points allowed (16.4 ppg).

Reggie Ragland leads Alabama with 71 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles while junior defensive back Eddie Jackson leads the SEC with five interceptions. Junior defensive lineman Jonathan Allen is tied for sixth in the SEC with 6.0 sacks.

My Expert NCAA Football Odds Game Analysis & Pick:

I’ll get right to the point with my pick on this intriguing affair by saying that I fully expect both, Leonard Fournette and Derrick Henry will find rushing the ball tougher in this contest than they have all season. With that said, I believe this game will ultimately boil down to the quarterback play of LSU’s Brandon Harris and Alabama’s Jake Coker and for me, I’m going with Harris all the way.

LSU’s starting signal-caller has the edge in experience and mobility, making him more dangerous than Coker, not to mention the fact that he has yet to throw an interception while Coker has thrown seven. LSU not only covers the spread as a surprisingly large underdog, but the Tigers do so by getting the outright road win!

My Pick: LSU 27 Alabama 21