The No. 2 LSU Tigers are after the No. 1 spot in the AP Poll. If they could sustain their form and the Alabama Crimson Tide wouldn’t, that is certainly very much possible. To that end, the Tigers can’t allow the Mississippi State Bulldogs to rattle them this coming weekend. Will the Tigers keep rolling? Or will the Bulldogs produce an earth-shaking upset?
Betting Preview for the LSU Tigers vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Week 8 College Football Game on October 19 2019
Where: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville
When: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 3:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the LSU Tigers (6-0 Overall / 2-0 Conference)
Expect an even more inspired Tigers to show up on the field this week, as they just climbed up to the No. 2 spot in the AP Poll rankings, overtaking the Clemson Tigers, following LSU’s 42-38 win over the No. 7 Florida Gators. The Gators were supposed to give LSU a tough defensive challenge, but Ed Orgeron had his boys all fired up and ready to wreak havoc on the field in Baton Rouge. Joe Burrow tossed three touchdowns and finished with 293 passing yards wit zero interceptions on an almost flawless 21-of-24 completions. LSU also didn’t have much problem gaining yards off its ground attack, as the Tigers came up with 293 rushing yards and three touchdowns. (Running back Ja’Marre Chase had 127 rushing yards and two touchdowns on seven carries.) How LSU abused the Gators’ defense says volumes about how strong and legitimate the Tigers’ offense is, and it should be up and running smoothly again against the Bulldogs’ less remarkable defense that is only 11th in the SEC with 27.2 points allowed per game.
The Tigers are 6-3-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 games.
Betting on the Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-3 Overall / 1-2 Conference)
The Bulldogs are on a bad stretch, having lost back-to-back games of late. After falling prey to the No. 7 Auburn Tigers, 56-23, on the road on Sep. 28, Mississippi State got dealt with a 20-10 loss in Knoxville by the Tennessee Volunteers last Saturday. The loss to Auburn was not much of a shocker, but losing to the Vols was more alarming. Perhaps the biggest concern for now for the Bulldogs is their quarterback situation. In the Tennessee game, Tommy Stevens was benched in favor of Garrett Shrader after the former threw two interceptions and completed just six of 11 passes. Shrader was not much better — but still better — in passing for a touchdown against an interception on 5-of-10 completions. Also, the Bulldogs need better quarterback protection, especially after allowing the Vols to record seven sacks. (Tennessee only had seven sacks on the season prior to the game.)
The Bulldogs have seen the totals hit the over in three of their last five games overall.
LSU wins, 41-20.
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