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LSU Tigers vs. TCU Horned Frogs Betting Odds

Time: 9 PM EST Saturday August 31, 2013

20th ranked TCU faces 12th ranked LSU in a non-conference game that will be held at a neutral site in Arlington, Texas.

Last season LSU was 10-3 and finished 2nd in the SEC West Division and TCU was 7-6 and finished tied for 3rd in the Big 12.

TCU was 4-0 to begin the season last year before QB Casey Pachall left the team for personal reasons. He is back at school and will be under center for the Horned Frogs in this game.

The Tigers lost a few key players on defense, but that will be their strength again this season and last season they ranked 12th in the nation on defense with TCU ranking 30th.

Last season’s leading rusher for LSU Jeremy Hill is questionable for this game due to a possible suspension.

Betting Odds at 5Dimes
Point Spread: LSU -4.5
Over/Under Total Line: 50

2012 Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
LSU Tigers: 10-3 SU 5-7 ATS
TCU Horned Frogs: 7-6 SU 4-8 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• LSU is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
• LSU has an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 games on fieldturf.
• TCU is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
• TCU is 0-6 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games.
• TCU has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 non-conference games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
LSU: 89.01
TCU: 84.18

Key Player Injuries

[RB] 08/26/2013 – Jeremy Hill “?” Saturday vs. TCU ( Possible Suspension )
[DB] 08/19/2013 – Corey Thompson “?” Saturday vs. TCU ( Shoulder )
[OG] 08/13/2013 – Josh Williford out for season ( Concussion )

[DE] 08/26/2013 – Devonte Fields expected to miss 2 games ( Suspension )
[WR] 08/15/2013 – Brandon Carter probable Saturday vs. LSU ( Hand )
[LB] 08/13/2013 – Joel Hasley quit the team ( Personal )
[OT] 08/13/2013 – Tayo Fabuluje quit the team ( Personal )

Next Game
LSU vs. Alabama-Birmingham
TCU vs. Southeastern Louisiana

Our Selection : We feel there has been over reaction to LSU’s defensive losses to the NFL. The Tigers defense will be very solid again this season. LSU have a lot of blue chip talent that couldn’t get on the field last season and are just chomping at the bit to show just how good they are. TCU’s strength lays in their defense as well, making this contest look like a very close low scoring affair. We like the total to go Under here. Take Under 50 points at 5Dimes and get reduced juice on every play.

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