Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Louisiana State Tigers Pick & Prediction NOVEMBER 5th 2022

Stadium: Tiger Stadium Baton Rouge
Logo Alabama Crimson Tide
VS
Logo Louisiana State Tigers
0
OPENER
58.5

-13 -110
CURRENT
58.5o -110

-567
MONEYLINE
+409

31
SCORE
32

We have ourselves a top-10 SEC conference match-up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday night in week 10, as the Alabama Crimson Tide visits the LSU Tigers. This game has a ton at stake, as the losing team will seemingly be knocked out of any conference title or college football playoff contention.

Expect the pressure to be high for this match-up, as both of these teams have potent offenses and tough defenses that will make this game a must-watch for any college football fan. Coverage for this primetime match-up will begin at 7:00 PM ET.

Alabama vs. LSU Betting Odds

TV: ESPN

MONEY LINE: LSU (+400) vs. Alabama (-550)

SPREAD: LSU +12.5 (-105) vs. Alabama -12.5 (-115)

GAME TOTAL: Over 57.5 (-115) vs. Under 57.5 (-105)

Alabama vs. LSU Preview, Stats and Trends

The Alabama Crimson Tide currently have a 7-1 record overall, which has put them as the sixth-ranked team in the country. One of the staples of college football earned a victory at home last week against Mississippi State after suffering a devastating defeat on the road against Tennessee.

This Bama team learned a lot of lessons during that loss. Quarterback Bryce Young took the brunt of a lot of criticism in the press and he will look to continue showing everyone what he is made of. The Heisman Trophy hopeful currently has 1906 yards passing with 18 touchdowns and just three interceptions. If Young can manage the crowd this week, Alabama may walk out with a win.

LSU has regained momentum this season and comes into this match-up with a 6-2 record. They are ranked 10th in the country with their sights set on an SEC West division lead. Their offense has propelled them to victory in their past two games, as they have scored 45 points in each of their two latest wins.

Currently, the Tigers are averaging 35 points per game this season. Quarterback Jayden Daniels has tallied 1812 yards through the air with 12 touchdowns and just one interception. If Daniels can get into a rhythm early, he may be able to help LSU earn a victory at home.

Alabama vs. LSU Predictions

These two teams are producing points at an alarming rate in recent weeks. While this game will be tension filled with a raucous crowd at Tiger Stadium, both of these offenses will produce points in week 10.

In recent years, Alabama is looked at as the staple of college football. They have an elite head coach with a loaded roster. This team will come prepared to handle the moment at LSU on Saturday. While both of these offenses will hit over 57.5 total points, Alabama will seize this game late and ultimately win this SEC West match-up.

Final Score: 48-38 (Alabama)

EXTRA POINTS

1. Alabama is 5-3 against the spread.

2. LSU is 5-3 against the spread.

3. Both teams are averaging over 450 yards of offense per game this season.

Best Bet: Over 57.5 total points (-115)

PREDICTION
Alabama Crimson Tide
35
22
Louisiana State Tigers
PREDICTION
Alabama Crimson Tide
35
22
Louisiana State Tigers

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Louisiana State Tigers Recap DEC 5TH 2020

Alabama's defense got off to a bad start this season.

So did LSU's.

The Crimson Tide's defense is getting better.

The Tigers' isn't.

Alabama, just elevated to the nation's No. 1 ranking, is scheduled to visit LSU Saturday night, though COVID-19 issues in the Tigers program raised the possibility that the game could be postponed.

For now the Tide (6-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) and the Tigers (2-3, 2-) are preparing for one of the league's annual marquee games.

"The LSU game is always a big game," said Alabama coach Nick Saban, who was Tigers' head coach from 2000-04. "It has turned into a rivalry game because of the success of the two programs. I don't think that's any different this season regardless of records."

After allowing an average of 30.3 points through their first three games, the Crimson Tide have allowed an average of 13.7 in their past three contests.

"I think we've progressed a lot throughout this year," Saban said. "We continue to try to make progress. It will be important for us to stop the run so we can create some positive down-and-distance situations for ourselves."

In their three losses, the Tigers allowed 44, 45 and 48 points. In the most recent game, two weeks ago, LSU held Auburn scoreless for the first quarter before losing 48-11, their most-lopsided loss ever to Auburn and their biggest margin of defeat in any game since 1996.

"We've got to play better defense," LSU coach Ed Orgeron said. "We haven't played good defense most of the year. We worked on that hard (last week). I think we got some things solidified. We still got a ways to go with others."

LSU quarterback Myles Brennan, who hasn't played since sustaining an abdominal injury on Oct. 10 in a loss at Missouri, will not be available this week. Orgeron said the Tigers are considering not playing Brennan again this season.

Two freshmen -- TJ Finley and Max Johnson -- have played in Brennan's absence. Reportedly Johnson is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 considerations.

Orgeron wouldn't address any specific coronavirus cases, but he did say the Tigers are "very thin" at the quarterback position. If Johnson were to be unavailable, that would leave Finley as the only scholarship quarterback available.

Both Alabama and LSU had an open date last week and the players on both teams had free time.

Saban said the Tide players were allowed to leave campus, but with restrictions.

"I really didn't want them to go anywhere and leave their bubble," Saban said, "but I didn't have the heart to tell them that they couldn't go home and see their families. So the one place where our players were allowed to go was home. That was it. If you weren't going home, you needed to stay here and be in the bubble."

Several unidentified LSU players tested positive for COVID-19 last week and others are involved in coronavirus protocols.

"There are starters among them," Orgeron said. "We're worried about the guys that are sick and their safety, there's no question. But the numbers are high with the quarantine. And that's where you get into some low numbers -- you put the COVID plus the quarantine."

--Field Level Media

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