ESPN College Football Game of the Week Odds & Spread: LSU vs. TCU Print
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Friday, 30 August 2013 11:00
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LSU vs. TCU Odds

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ARLINGTON, TX (The Spread) – Two college powers meet up in Cowboys Stadium Saturday night as No. 12 LSU takes on No. 20 TCU at 9PM ET on ESPN.

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LSU went 10-3 last season but was just 5-8 against the spread. TCU went 7-6 in 2012 and was only 5-8 against the spread. This is the first meeting between these two programs since 1968.

Trends show that LSU is just 3-7 against the spread in its last 10 games while TCU is 0-6 ATS in its last 6 games at a neutral site and 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games overall.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, LSU is the favorite in this game, as the Tigers have odds of -4 points against TCU on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 50 points (View Matchup). The opening odds had LSU favored by 3.5 points. The spread hit a low of 3 and a high of 4.5 before falling back to LSU -4. The over/under total for this game opened at 50.5 points and has since just fallen back to 50.

LSU comes into this season with high expectations as usual. The Tigers return 12 starters in total, with eight coming on offense. Zach Mettenberger is in his senior season after throwing for 2,609 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. Running back Jeremy Hill is back after rushing for 755 yards and 12 touchdowns and Odell Beckham also returns after catching 43 passes for a team-high 713 yards in 2012. Defensively, LSU loses seven starters, but the Tigers have proven to be strong year-in and year-out on that side of the ball. Leading the group will be linebacker Lamian Barrow, who had 104 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss last year.

TCU struggled to a 7-6 mark in its first year in the Big 12 Conference, but the Horned Frogs are hopeful to rebound. The team gets quarterback Casey Pachall back after he missed a big part of 2012 due to off-the-field issues. The Horned Frogs also have running back Aaron Green returning after he led the team in rushing a season ago. On defense, TCU wasn’t bad, allowing just 22.6 points and 324 yards per game last year. Nine starters are back on defense, led by end Devonte Fields, who had 10 sacks in 2012. Also back is cornerback Jason Verrett, who had six interceptions and 15 pass deflections last season.

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In terms of Injuries, LSU safety Corey Thompson is questionable with a shoulder injury and guard Josh Williford is out with a concussion. TCU receiver Brandon Carter is listed as probable despite a hand injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing LSU, as the Tigers are getting 71% of the wagers with a point spread of -4 against TCU.

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