Troy vs. LSU Prediction
Will Troy hang with LSU on Saturday when the non-conference foes meet at 7:00PM ET?
Who: Troy (3-1) at LSU (3-1)
When: 7:00PM ET, Saturday, September 30
Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tigers are 20.5-point home favorites versus the Trojans, who opened as three-touchdown underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 46.5 but has climbed to 48.5.
Troy Trojans Betting Trends
The Trojans are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games and are winless at 0-5 against the number in their last five non-conference games. They're also 0-6 at the betting window in their last six games overall, are 0-4 against the number in their last four games in September and are 1-5 ATS in their last six games after allowing less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game.
LSU Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers are 0-3-1 at the betting window in their last four home games, are 1-7-1 against the number in their last nine games in September and are 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games coming off a win. That said, LSU is 3-1-1 in its last five non-conference games.
OUR PREDICTION: It would appear as though LSU was overrated coming into the year. The Tigers started their season off fast, picking up two straight wins before getting waxed on the road by a Mississippi State team that was crushed last week by Georgia. LSU didn't come close to covering the spread as a sizable home favorite last week against Syracuse and I'll gladly take the points with a Troy team that has not allowed more than 24 points in any game this season.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 5 PICK: TROY TROJANS +20.5