LSU vs. Vanderbilt Prediction
Is No. 4 LSU giving up too many points when the Tigers go on the road to face Vanderbilt on Saturday at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
363 LSU vs. 364 Vanderbilt
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Noon ET – Vanderbilt Stadium
TV: SEC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, LSU is favored on the road, as the Tigers are getting odds of -23.5 points against Vanderbilt. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 62 points. The public betting currently has 86 percent going on LSU as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
LSU opens SEC play
The LSU Tigers are off to a 3-0 start thanks to a 65-14 win over Northwestern State last weekend. The Tigers are 2-1 against the spread while hitting the over in all three games this season.
LSU has been incredible on offense this season, which is a far cry from what they have been. The Tigers are averaging 55 points and 551.7 yards per game. Joe Burrow is leading the way with 1,122 passing yards and 11 touchdowns. His leading target has been Justin Jefferson, who has 19 catches for 374 yards and four touchdowns. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is the leading rusher with 182 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, the Tigers are holding opponents to 18.3 points and 302 yards per contest.
Vandy off to poor start
Vanderbilt is coming off an off week after dropping a 42-24 loss at Purdue two weeks ago. The Commodores also suffered a 30-6 loss at home against Georgia to open the year. Vandy is 0-2 on the season, 0-1 in the SEC, 0-2 against the spread and 1-1 with the over/under total.
The Commodores are struggling on both sides of the ball. They are giving up 36 points and 509.5 yards per game defensively, while averaging just 15 points and 358 yards per game on offense. Riley Neal has thrown for 463 yards and two touchdowns to lead the offense while Ke’Shawn Vaughn is the leading rusher with 130 yards and a touchdown. Chris Pierce is the leading receiver with four catches for 149 yards and a score.
College Football Betting Trends
The Tigers are 11-3 against the spread in their last 14 SEC games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games.
The Commodores are 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games against a team with a winning road record.
LSU has covered in its last two trips to Vanderbilt and that was with an offense that was pretty poor. The Tigers are really moving the ball well right now behind Murrow. Vandy has already given up big points to Purdue and Georgia while struggling to score themselves. The LSU defense is still legit, so the Tigers should be able to handle this weak Vandy offense. I like LSU to keep rolling, as going on the road won’t slow them down.
College Football Week 4 Prediction: LSU -23.5