Alabama Crimson Tide at LSU Tigers Pick - ATS Predictions
The LSU Tigers will host the Alabama Crimson Tide for an SEC Showdown during week ten of the college football season. This top-5 battle will likely decide the winner of the SEC West Division. Alabama comes into this game as the top-ranked team in college football, while the LSU Tigers are right behind them at number four.
Alabama comes into this game with a perfect 8-0 record, and sit atop the SEC West with a 5-0 conference record. The Crimson Tide have yet to be challenged this season really and have an average margin of victory of 38.2 points per game so far this season. LSU comes in with a 7-1 overall record, and are 4-1 in SEC play. The Tigers lone loss of the season came against the Florida Gators in week six. Alabama opens up as a whopping 14.5 point favorite over LSU in this game.
Alabama Features Unstoppable Offense
Alabama traditionally features a strong defense, but this year it has been the offense that is stealing the headlines. The Crimson Tide is averaging 54.1 points per game this season which is by far the best scoring average in college football. Alabama still features a top-10 defense as well, giving up just 15.9 points per game this season.
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has had a monster season so far and looks like the clear favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Tagovailoa has completed over 70 percent of his passes this season and has thrown 25 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Alabama has scored 52 touchdowns on offense this season, and they should be up for the challenge against a tough Tigers defense.
LSU Brings Heat on Defense
The LSU Tigers have jumped back into the College Football Playoff conversation due to the strength of their defense. LSU has given up just 15.1 points per game this season, which is the 7th best average in college football. The Tigers have a ton of future pros on the defensive side of the ball, and they will fly around and make plays in this game. LSU will face its toughest test of the season against the high powered Crimson Tide offense.
Quarterback Joe Burrow has played well for LSU so far this season, but the Tigers still need more consistency. Burrow has thrown just six touchdown passes so far this season while completing only 53 percent of his passes. Running back Nick Brossette is averaging 4.6 yards per carry so far this season and has scored 10 rushing touchdowns. The Tigers will need to score points to keep up with Alabama in this game.
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Alabama at LSU Prediction 11/03/2018
The Alabama-LSU rivalry is one of the best in all of college athletics. These two teams have played in some very memorable games of late, with most of those being low-scoring affairs. Alabama is built differently this season, and they will try to outscore the Tigers on Saturday night. Look for LSU to keep this game close, but the Crimson Tide will prevail. Bet LSU +14.5 to cover in a loss to Alabama in this game.