Alabama vs. LSU Pick
Will the Alabama and LSU matchup on Saturday night be a defensive struggle at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Crimson Tide are now 7.5-point road favorites versus the Tigers after opening as a 7-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 47 but has already been bet down a full two points to 45.
ALABAMA KEY TRENDS: The Crimson Tide has covered in eight of its last 10 road games and is 4-1 against the number in its last five games overall. Nick Saban's squad is also a perfect 4-0 against the spread in its last four games versus a team with a winning record and has cashed in eight of its last 10 road games versus a team with a winning home record.
LSU KEY TRENDS: The Tigers are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games following an ATS win, are 4-1 against the number in their last five home games versus a team with a winning road record, and are 7-3 at the betting window in their last 10 games following a bye. That said, they're 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus Alabama and 3-8 at the betting window in their last 11 home games versus the Tide.
OUR PREDICTION: These two defenses are once again stout. Alabama ranks fourth in the nation in total yards allowed per game (275.1), is first in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game (70.8), and is fourth in points allowed (14.9). On the other side, LSU is No. 7 against the run, allowing just 104.1 rushing yards per game, and is fifth in the nation in points allowed (15.0). The under has cashed in all four of the last four meetings between these two teams in Baton Rouge and is 6-1 in the last seven meetings overall. This is going to be a defensive slugfest.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PICK: ALABAMA/LSU UNDER 45