LSU vs. Alabama Free Pick
LSU and Alabama both cracked the top 4 after the college football playoff committee released its first ranking this week. Now the two rivals clash at 8:00PM ET tonight.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Mybookie.ag, the Crimson Tide are 6.5-point home favorites versus the Tigers after opening as a 7-point favorite. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 45.5 points after the number opened at 51.
LSU enters play tonight with a 7-0 record and is 4-3 against the spread, while Alabama is 7-1 straight up but just 3-5 at the betting window this season. The Tigers are also 1-2 ATS on the road this year while the Crimson Tide have yet to cover the spread at home is 0-5 ATS.
LSU has the fifth-best rushing attack in the nation thanks to Heisman candidate Leonard Fournette, and also has a stout defense that can shut down opponents' running games (93.7 rushing yards allowed per game, which ranks 6th in the nation). But Alabama has one of the most talented front sevens in the country and Nick Saban does a tremendous job scheming to take away what an opponent does best. This Tiger offense is the exact system that Saban takes pride in shutting down. What happens if an opponent takes away Fournette and Brandon Harris has to win a game with his arm? We may find out tonight. Lay the points.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 FREE PICK: ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE -6.5