CBS College Football Game of the Week Odds & Spread: Alabama vs. LSU Print
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Alabama vs. LSU Odds

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BATON ROUGE, LA (The Spread) – The featured game of the week comes in the SEC as No. 5 LSU hosts No. 1 Alabama at 8PM ET on CBS.

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Alabama is 8-0 on the year, 5-0 in the SEC and 3-0 on the road. LSU is 7-1 overall, 3-1 in the SEC and 5-0 at home. The Crimson Tide are 5-3 against the spread this season while the Tigers are 3-5 ATS. LSU has actually won 7 of its last 10 against Alabama.

Trends show that the road team is 13-3-1 against the spread in the last 17 games of this series while the favorite is 7-3-1 against the spread in the last 11 meetings between these two teams. Alabama is also 7-2 against the spread in its last 9 games at LSU.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Alabama is the favorite on the road in this game, as the Crimson Tide have odds of -8 points at LSU on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 41 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Alabama favored by 8.5 points. The spread climbed to a peak of 10 points during the week before closing at Alabama -8.

Alabama is coming off a 38-7 win against Mississippi State last week. The Crimson Tide have been rolling all year, winning each game by a minimum of 19 points. Alabama leads the nation in scoring defense as it is giving up just 8.1 points per game. On offense, Alabama ranks 11th in the country, scoring 40.6 points per game. The running back combo of Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon are leading Alabama, as they have combined for 1,245 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.

LSU is coming off a 24-19 win over Texas A&M two weeks ago. The Tigers had a bye last week. LSU has one loss on the year, 14-6 to Florida. Like Alabama, LSU has a very strong defense, allowing just 14.6 points per game, which ranks ninth in the country. The LSU offense hasn’t been all that strong, as it averages 31 points per game. The team is being led by quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who has thrown for 1,419 yards and seven touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Alabama defensive lineman LaMichael Fanning is questionable due to disciplinary reasons. LSU linebacker Kwon Alexander is out with an ankle injury while guard Josh Williford is probable despite dealing with a concussion.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Alabama. The Crimson Tide are getting 65% of the wagers with odds of -8 points at LSU on Saturday.

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