LSU vs. Alabama betting preview: Tigers underdogs at Crimson Tide

Thursday November 5th, 2015

LSU is just 1–7 straight up and 2-4-2 against the spread in its last eight games as a betting underdog. The Tigers will go for a rare upset this Saturday on the road against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

LSU is a 6.5-point betting underdog in Tuscaloosa this Saturday according to sportsbooks monitored by In their last four games as a road underdog, the Tigers are 0–4 SU and 0-3-1 ATS.

Four more games stand between LSU and a perfect 12–0 SU regular season. LSU handed Mississippi State one of its two losses on the season in a 21–19 road win in the Tigers’ season opener and dealt Florida its only loss of the year in a 35–28 win at home. Now LSU must snap a four-game losing streak against the Crimson Tide to stay in control of its destiny in the SEC West.

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The Tigers are 8–2 SU and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games against SEC opponents per the OddsShark College Football Database.

Since suffering a home loss to Ole Miss in Week 3, the Crimson Tide have bounced back with five straight wins including two statement blowout wins on the road against Georgia and Texas A&M. There has been plenty of controversy around Alabama’s inclusion in the top 4 in the playoff rankings, but the Crimson Tide could validate that selection with another statement win on Saturday.

Alabama ranks third in the nation against the run allowing 78.5 yards per game and will have that run defense put to the ultimate test this week against Leonard Fournette.

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The total for Saturday’s LSU vs Alabama betting matchup is set at 48 points. The UNDER is 0-4-2 in the last six games between the Tigers and the Crimson Tide.

The stakes are often high when these two rivals meet, and this year’s matchup will certainly be no exception. Alabama is 0–5 ATS in its last five games at home, but has gone 4–2 SU and 3-2-1 ATS in its last six games as a favorite of seven points or less. The winner of this game will emerge as the frontrunner to win the SEC title.

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