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Alabama Meets Resurgent LSU Saturday Night in Prime-time

The LSU Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide meet on Saturday NIght at Bryant-Denny Stadium. CBS will televise the game in prime-time with kick-off set for 8 pm EST.

Oddsmakers have the Crimson Tide as a 21-point favorite. The total is 46.5. The total has dropped from 48.  The spread opened early season as Alabama as a 24-point favorite. The early week line saw the Tide as a 21.5-point favorite.

A month ago this game looked like it may be an easy win for the Crimson Tide. LSU had dropped two out of three games. The biggest of the losses was a blowout by Mississippi State,  THEN a baffling home loss to Troy.

The Tigers have ripped off three straight wins after the humiliations. They still have a chance to claim the Southeastern Conference West title.

Alabama Just Keeps on Rolling

In their last action, Alabama was a 45-7 winner at home against the TennesseeVolunteers. They covered the -37-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (52) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Going back to the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, Alabama has won six straight games in the rivalry.

Alabama enters the game leading the SEC in scoring, rushing, total offense, scoring defense, rushing defense and total defense.

The Crimson Tide lead the series 51-25-5. That includes a 10-0 victory last season in Baton Rouge. Alabama has won eight of the past 10 meetings.

The Crimson Tide has a punishing rushing attack. Damien Harris is averaging 87.1 yards per game. Bo Scarbrough is at 47.1 yards per game as well. Hurts is a threat to scramble  and has designed runs. He is averaging 71.5 yards per game on the ground.

LSU Looking to Turn Around Streak Against Alabama

Last time out for LSU, they were a 40-24 winner as they battled the Ole Miss Rebels on the road. LSU covered in the match as a -6.5-point favorite, while 64 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

LSU has had opportunities to end Alabama’s streak. Last season, the game was scoreless heading into the fourth quarter. The Tigers let Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts escape for a rushing touchdown. Then they sealed it with a field goal.

The Tigers have managed just enough passing success to create some balance on offense. Danny Etling completed 13 of 24 passes for 206 yards against Auburn.  He completed 9 of 13 for 200 yards against Ole Miss. He was sacked three times under consistent pressure from the Rebels. That can’t happen against the Tide.

Tigers running back Derrius Guice is showing the form that will likely make him a high first-round pick next spring. He has been plagued by a leg injury for most of the season so he wasn’t producing much. He exploded against Ole Miss and rushed for 276 yards.

 

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Louisiana State 6-2 3-5 27.38 20.00 7.38 2-3 1-2 4-4 3-2 1-2
Alabama 8-0 4-4 43.00 9.75 33.25 3-3 1-1 4-4 3-3 1-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
LSU 15.26 15.96 -0.71
ALAB 11.62 24.22 -12.6
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
LSU 15.67 10.84 4.83
ALAB 13.07 9.83 3.24
Yards Per Rush
Name Offense Defense Differential
LSU 5.07 4.35 0.72
ALAB 6.34 2.31 4.03
Team Records

LSU Tigers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 6-2 4-1 2-1 3-5 2-3 1-2 27.38 20.00 7.38
vs Conf 3-1 1-0 2-1 2-2 1-0 1-2 22.75 25.00 -2.25
Last 3 3-0 1-0 2-0 2-1 1-0 1-1 28.00 21.00 7.00

Alabama Crimson Tide

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 8-0 6-0 2-0 4-4 3-3 1-1 43.00 9.75 33.25
vs Conf 5-0 3-0 2-0 3-2 2-1 1-1 47.60 7.60 40.00
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 1-2 1-1 0-1 37.67 11.67 26.00

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 27.38 74 9.75 2
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 154.00 104 180.33 42
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 247.33 16 70.17 6
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 43.00 6 20.00 28
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 217.33 80 160.67 7
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 277.00 13 210.67 94

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Louisiana State 2-8 3-6-1 2-5-3 13.20 116.00 3.08 24.30 52.26 152.40 268.40 1.40
Alabama 8-2 6-3-1 2-5-3 21.80 159.30 4.26 29.80 57.05 199.10 358.40 1.40

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Nov 5, 2016 ALAB LSU 10-0 216 107 323 2 33 92 125 1
Nov 7, 2015 LSU ALAB 16-30 54 128 182 1 250 184 434 1
Nov 8, 2014 ALAB LSU 20-13 106 209 315 1 183 76 259 1
Nov 9, 2013 LSU ALAB 17-38 43 241 284 2 193 179 372 0
Nov 3, 2012 ALAB LSU 21-17 166 165 331 2 139 296 435 0
Jan 9, 2012 ALAB LSU 21-0 150 234 384 0 39 53 92 2
Nov 5, 2011 LSU ALAB 9-6 148 91 239 2 96 199 295 2
Nov 6, 2010 ALAB LSU 21-24 102 223 325 2 225 208 433 0
Nov 7, 2009 LSU ALAB 15-24 95 158 253 1 176 276 452 1
Nov 8, 2008 ALAB LSU 27-21 138 215 353 3 201 181 382 4

College Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

LSU Tigers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 21, 2017 O-MISS 40-24 W -6.5/59.5 W/O 393 200 593 153 194 347 -3 A
Oct 14, 2017 AUBRN 27-23 W 6.5/46 W/O 157 206 363 189 165 354 1 H
Oct 7, 2017 FLA 17-16 W -1.5/44 L/U 216 125 341 194 108 302 0 A
Sep 30, 2017 TROY 21-24 L -20.5/49 L/U 162 266 428 206 157 363 2 H
Sep 23, 2017 SYRACU 35-26 W -21/56.5 L/O 151 263 414 76 308 384 0 H

Alabama Crimson Tide

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Oct 21, 2017 TENN 45-7 W -37/51 W/O 272 332 604 64 44 108 1 H
Oct 14, 2017 ARK 41-9 W -37/54.5 L/U 308 188 496 27 200 227 1 H
Oct 7, 2017 TEXA&M 27-19 W -25.5/56 L/U 232 123 355 71 237 308 -2 A
Sep 30, 2017 O-MISS 66-3 W -28.5/55 W/O 365 248 613 88 165 253 -2 H
Sep 23, 2017 VANDY 59-0 W -19.5/42 W/O 496 181 677 40 38 78 -2 A

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Next up:
LSU home to Arkansas Saturday, November 11
Alabama at Mississippi State Saturday, November 11

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