Southeastern Conference action highlights the college football schedule on Saturday. One of those important games will be the Alabama Crimson Tide visiting the LSU Tigers.
Alabama remains outside the top 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings at No. 5. However, the Tide will have another opportunity to showcase their talent when they travel to LSU.
Before anyone goes and writes in a win for Alabama on Saturday, remember that LSU is has won 19 of its past 21 games at home against opponents from the SEC.
A win by LSU against Alabama as a dog at home, would help the Tigers for their short and long-term futures.
The current line has Alabama favored by 6.5 points with the point total on just 45.5.
According to Bovada and betonline, Alabama is just 1-7 ATS over its past eight games as a favorite on the road, without covering its last five.
LSU is 3-0 against the number over its past three games playing as a dog at home.
According to topbet and sportsbook.com, the Tigers are 19-2 SU over their past 21 games at home versus opponents from the SEC. The only two losses are Mississippi State earlier in the season and two years ago to Alabama.
The UNDER has cashed in 3 of the past 4 LSU games as an underdog at home. The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the past 5 games between these two archrivals.
Alabama might be No. 5 in the most recent rankings for the College Football Playoff, but their schedule will give them a shot to prove to their doubters that are amongst the top 4. The Tide has the Tigers this weekend and then must play at home versus Mississippi State and Auburn.
Like Alabama, the Tigers have won three straight games. LSU’s last win was October 25, as an underdog at home by 4 points, when they defeated Ole Miss 10-7.
Most insiders believe Alabama has a much better offense than does LSU and will likely put points on the board easier than the Tigers will.
As the season has gone on, LSU has picked up experience and confidence. At home under the lights, LSU is 46-4 under Les Miles.
The game will likely be a defensive battle with turnovers playing a key part in who wins this matchup. Both teams are very strong defensively, while both tend to be very conservative offensively making an ideal situation for the UNDER.
LSU is 3-0 over its past three home games when an underdog. The big play however in this is the UNDER, with a slight lean toward LSU and the points.