LSU Vs. Texas College Football Vegas Odds, Trends and Predictions
Posted by: Charlie Smith
At the onset of each season, LSU promises to modernize its offense. Modest steps actually did take place in 2018. But the 2019 season opener was eye-popping for many fans and gamblers. Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow lit it up with five touchdown passes for LSU. In the same way, Sam Ehlinger proved top be a key NCAA football betting asset in a Texas opening night payout last week. Increasingly more observers are touting the Longhorns as playoff material. Saturday night on prime time at Royal-Memorial Stadium Texas will get its chance to prove it’s ready to contend.
LSU Tigers vs. Texas Longhorns
Last week LSU opened up in most impressive fashion with a 55-3 home payout over Georgia Southern. The Bayou Bengals outgained Georgia Southern 473-98 with a 22-8 first down advantage. Joe Borrow was a sensational 23/27 with 278 yards with five touchdowns. Overall the performance was a major step up from his 2018 campaign that followed a transfer from Ohio State. Defensively the Tigers are always strong. Of great concern is how to get a measure of the win. Georgia Southern is nowhere near Power Five quality. At best it can be said that LSU did as expected.
Players to Watch: QB Joe Burrow (278 YDS, 85% COMP, 10.3 AVG, 5 TD, 0 INT, 232.8 RTG), RB Clyde Edwards Helaire (9 ATT, 45 YDS, 5.0 AVG, 1 TD, 4 REC, 31 YDS, 7.8 YPC), WR Justin Jefferson (5 REC, 87 YDS, 17.4 YPC, 1 TD)
Now Tom Herman enters his third season at Texas facing the expectation of a playoff berth. Texas improved to 10-4 last year and beat superpower Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Last week in the season opener the Horns took apart Louisiana Tech 45-14 as 19-point chalks. Sam Ehlinger was 28/38 for 276 yards with four touchdowns. Cause by his continued improvement has Ehlinger been labeled the program’s savior. Running back Keaontay Ingram kept Louisiana Tech honest with 78 yards on 11 carries with one TD. Defensively the Longhorns permitted only 2.8 yards per rush.
Players to Watch: QB Sam Ehlinger (276 YDS, 74% COMP, 7.3 AVG, 4 TD, 0 INT, 169.4 RTG, 8 RUSH, 34 YDS, 4.3 YPC), RB Keaontay Ingram (11 ATT, 78 YDS, 7.1 YPC, 1 TD, 3 REC, 43 YDS, 14.3 YPC, 0 TD), WR Brennan Eagles (3 REC, 59 YDS, 19.7 AVG, 2 TD), WR Collin Johnson (4 REC, 59 YDS, 14.8 YPC, 1 TD), WR Devin Duvernay (9 REC, 55 YDS, 6.1 AVG, 1 TD)
LSU Tigers vs. Texas Longhorns Betting Numbers
LSU Tigers vs. Texas Longhorns Betting Picks
On this occasion, the Texas program can step out on a stage as big as any of the last decade. Longhorn fans have suffered through several years of mediocrity but can taste this bet on sports opportunity. Indeed, UT is undefeated against the spread in their last five games as a home dog. While LSU impressed on offense in the opener, they are stepping way up in class against the Texas defense. The Royal-Memorial Stadium atmosphere will be over the top. Specifically, Texas is an alive and dangerous dog.
Score Prediction: Texas 24, LSU 14