LSU Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Fierce RivalryPosted by: Mike Davis
This Saturday, online college football betting fans will be able to wager on one of the best matchups of the season as the LSU Tigers take on the Alabama Crimson Tide. Alabama, being the team that never gets pegged as the underdog, will likely come into this matchup as the NCAA sportsbook favorite. And considering that the No. 1 team in the nation will be taking on No. 19, it stands to reason that Alabama should not have too hard of a time pulling off the win this Saturday. However, given the intense rivalry between these two programs, sports wagering sites know that anything can happen. Let’s take a look at what college football betting bookmakers are predicting for this year’s rendition of this breathtaking rivalry.
LSU Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide – Saturday, November 4th
When: 8:00 pm ET
Where: Bryant-Denny, Tuscaloosa
Stream: CBS Sports, Watch ESPN
Online College Football Betting Odds:
LSU Tigers +21 (-110) 48 ½ (-110) +950
Alabama Crimson Tide -21 (-110) 48 ½ (-110) -1450
The Tigers crawl into this Week 10 contest flashing a 6-2 record, 3-1 in conference play, that gives way to a 3rd place ranking in the SEC West. LSU currently ranks behind the 8-0 Alabama Crimson Tide and the 6-2 Auburn Tigers in the division. NCAA sportsbooks are an easy 21 point victory for Alabama this Saturday, which certainly makes LSU look bad despite ranking in the upper echelons of the national rankings. All things considered, it wouldn’t be that surprising to see LSU pull off the upset, or at the very least be competitive in this matchup, since just a few weeks ago the Tigers managed to pull one over the Auburn Tigers 27-23. The Tigers last stepped on to the gridiron to face off against Ole Miss. LSU would proceed to hand the Rebels a decisive 40-24 beating. The Tigers are riding a 3 game win streak into this weekend’s action.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The Crimson Tide slam into this weekend’s contest proudly showing their flawless 8-0 record. SO far this season, Alabama has yet to be truly challenged by even a single opponent. The closes they’ve come to losing a game was against the unranked Texas A&M Aggies and they managed to win that one 27-19. Even though they came close to losing that contest, in the online college football betting long run, the close call with a loss turned out to be just what the Tide needed to solidify their title chances. But don’t take my word for it, listen to good old Saint Nick.
“I’m trying to get our players to listen to me instead of listening to you guys,” Saban told the media, referencing reporters covering Alabama. “All that stuff that you write about how good we are and all that stuff they get on ESPN is like poison. It’s like taking poison.”
Saban knows all too well that pride comes before the fall and is therefore focused on keeping his team humble. The Tide nearly suffered their first loss of the season to an unranked opponent because of a false sense of confidence. That has since been adjusted, so fans shouldn’t bet on the upset on this one.