|2013 College Football Week 2 Odds & Over/Under Total: UAB vs. LSU|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 05 September 2013 11:00|
UAB vs. LSU Odds
LSU opened the season with a 37-27 win over TCU. The Tigers covered a 4-point spread in the win and went over the point total odds. UAB lost 34-31 at Troy, but covered the 4.5-point spread. The Blazers went over the total in the loss.
Trends show that UAB is 0-4 against the spread in its last 4 games on grass while LSU is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games after allowing less than 275 total yards in their previous contest.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, LSU is the favorite at home, as the Tigers have odds of -34.5 points against UAB. The over/under total for this game has been set at 61.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had LSU favored by 34 points. The spread hit a peak of 35 during the week, but is now at 34.5. The over/under total opened at 61.5 points and dipped to 61 before making the move back to its original total.
LSU had a nice win over TCU, out-gaining the Horned Frogs, 448-259. LSU really showed solid balance in the win, rushing for 197 yards while throwing for 251. Terrence Magee and Alfred Blue combined for 183 rushing yards and two touchdowns out of the backfield while quarterback Zach Mettenberger threw for 251 yards and one touchdown on 16 of 32 passing.
UAB played a close game with Troy, but came up just short, due in part to 13 penalties as a team in the loss. UAB racked up 447 yards of offense in the loss, yet still went just 2 for 13 on third downs. Quarterback Austin Brown threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns in the loss while running back Darrin Reaves had 104 rushing yards on 22 carries.
In terms of Injuries, LSU safety Corey Thompson is questionable for this game with a shoulder injury while UAB running back Bashr Coles is questionable with a knee injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing LSU. The Tigers are getting 58% of the wagers with odds of -34.5 points against UAB.