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LSU Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Odds – Total Selection

Time: 8:00 PM EST Saturday November 9, 2013, ABC

The (1)Alabama Crimson Tide host the (13)LSU Tigers in an SEC West divisional match up.

In their last games LSU beat Furman 48-16 at home as a 46.5 favorite, while Alabama had little trouble beating Tennessee 45-10 at home as a 28 point favorite.

These 2 teams met last November 3,2012, when the Crimson Tide had to come from behind scoring a TD in the final minute beating LSU 21-17 on the road. Alabama has won the last 2 but LSU holds a 6-4 series lead in their last 10 meetings.

The road team has a 13-4-1 ATS record in last 18 games between these 2 teams.

These 2 teams have gone Under the posted Total in all 4 of their last 4 meetings.

In the past 8 meetings between these 2 teams in Alabama the Crimson Tide are 1-6-1 against the spread.

This season Alabama is 5-0 at home and LSU is 2-2 on the road.

Betting Odds at Bovada
Point Spread: Alabama -12
Over/Under Total Line: 54.5
Moneyline: Tigers +365 / Crimson Tide -460

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
LSU Tigers: 7-2 SU 4-4-1 ATS
Alabama Crimson Tide: 8-0 SU 5-3 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• LSU is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
• LSU is 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a SU win.
• LSU has gone Over the posted total in 7 of their last 9 games.
• BAMA is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games.
• BAMA is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a bye week.
• BAMA have gone Over the posted total in 6 of their last 7 conference games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
LSU Tigers: 87.80
Alabama Crimson Tide: 99.25

Key Player Injuries

Louisiana State
[FB] 11/5/2013 – J.C. Copeland Prob Saturday (Concussion)
[DB] 10/24/2013 – Jeryl Brazil Out indefinitely (Personal)
[WR] 9/6/2013 – Armand Williams Out for the season (Knee)
[WR] 9/6/2013 – Avery Peterson Out for the season (Knee)

Alabama
[DB] 11/5/2013 – Bradley Sylve Prob Saturday (Ankle)
[DL] 11/3/2013 – Wilson Love Ques Saturday (Concussion)
[RB] 11/3/2013 – Alvin Kamara Ques Saturday (Knee)
[DL] 11/3/2013 – Dalvin Tomlinson Ques Saturday (Knee)
[DL] 11/3/2013 – Dakota Bell Ques Saturday (Undisclosed)
[DB] 10/21/2013 – Vinnie Sunseri Out for the season (Knee)
[WR] 9/25/2013 – Nick Perry Out indefinitely (Shoulder)

Next Game
Texas A&M @ LSU
Alabama Crimson Tide @ Mississippi State

Our Selection : Alabama leads the nation in scoring defense allowing only 9.8 points per game, but have faced only one quality offensive team. That would be the Aggies who blew up the Crimson Tide for 628 yards while scoring 42 points. We would be foolish to say that LSU’s offense is as explosive as Texas A&M’s 1st ranked total, but they’re not far behind with the 4th highest total offense yards per game in college football. So we expect that LSU will be able to put up some decent numbers on Saturday.
Alabama has scored 41.3 points per game this season and while some of the credit has to go to defense giving the offense short fields this is still a strong unit. LSU’s defense has struggled from Day 1 and has been lit up by TCU, Georgia and Mississippi.
Take the OVER 54.5 at Bovada and get up to a 50% Bonus.

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