CFP 2nd-Ranked Alabama Hosts 19th-Ranked LSU

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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

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Louisiana State6-23-527.3820.007.382-31-24-43-21-2
Alabama8-04-443.009.7533.253-31-14-43-31-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
LSU15.2615.96-0.71
ALAB11.6224.22-12.6
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
LSU15.6710.844.83
ALAB13.079.833.24
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
LSU5.074.350.72
ALAB6.342.314.03
Team Records

LSU Tigers

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall6-24-12-13-52-31-227.3820.007.38
vs Conf3-11-02-12-21-01-222.7525.00-2.25
Last 33-01-02-02-11-01-128.0021.007.00

Alabama Crimson Tide

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall8-06-02-04-43-31-143.009.7533.25
vs Conf5-03-02-03-22-11-147.607.6040.00
Last 33-02-01-01-21-10-137.6711.6726.00

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense27.38749.752
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense154.00104180.3342
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense247.331670.176
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense43.00620.0028
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense217.3380160.677
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense277.0013210.6794

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Louisiana State2-83-6-12-5-313.20116.003.0824.3052.26152.40268.401.40
Alabama8-26-3-12-5-321.80159.304.2629.8057.05199.10358.401.40

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Nov 5, 2016ALABLSU10-0216107323233921251
Nov 7, 2015LSUALAB16-305412818212501844341
Nov 8, 2014ALABLSU20-131062093151183762591
Nov 9, 2013LSUALAB17-384324128421931793720
Nov 3, 2012ALABLSU21-1716616533121392964350
Jan 9, 2012ALABLSU21-015023438403953922
Nov 5, 2011LSUALAB9-6148912392961992952
Nov 6, 2010ALABLSU21-2410222332522252084330
Nov 7, 2009LSUALAB15-249515825311762764521
Nov 8, 2008ALABLSU27-2113821535332011813824

College Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

LSU Tigers

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 21, 2017O-MISS40-24W-6.5/59.5W/O393200593153194347-3A
Oct 14, 2017AUBRN27-23W6.5/46W/O1572063631891653541H
Oct 7, 2017FLA17-16W-1.5/44L/U2161253411941083020A
Sep 30, 2017TROY21-24L-20.5/49L/U1622664282061573632H
Sep 23, 2017SYRACU35-26W-21/56.5L/O151263414763083840H

Alabama Crimson Tide

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 21, 2017TENN45-7W-37/51W/O27233260464441081H
Oct 14, 2017ARK41-9W-37/54.5L/U308188496272002271H
Oct 7, 2017TEXA&M27-19W-25.5/56L/U23212335571237308-2A
Sep 30, 2017O-MISS66-3W-28.5/55W/O36524861388165253-2H
Sep 23, 2017VANDY59-0W-19.5/42W/O496181677403878-2A

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

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