It’s a tasty SEC-Big 12 matchup in Austin this Saturday, as the LSU Tigers pay the Texas Longhorns a visit. Both teams are coming off dominant victories in Week 1, but things should be way tougher for them this time around. The Tigers and the Longhorns are +1600 and +2800 to win the national title, respectively.
Betting Preview for the LSU Tigers vs Texas Longhorns Week 2 College Football Game on September 7 2019
Where: Texas Memorial Stadium, Austin
When: Saturday, September 7 , 2019, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ABC
Betting on the LSU Tigers (1-0 Overall / 0-0 Conference)
You could tell how excited LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was to play football again, as he threw bomb after bomb in the Tigers’ season-opening win over the Georgia Southern Eagles at home, 55-3. Burrows was sensational in the pocket, as he had 278 passing yards on 23-for-27 completions and five touchdowns with no errors. Burrows is running things behind from a sturdy offensive line that allowed the second-fewest sacks in the SEC in 2018 and one that returns four starters. Texas is a way tougher opponent than the Eagles, but the Longhorns also allowed 340 passing yards in Week 1 against a lightweight of an opponent. Burrows is definitely someone who could take advantage of a seemingly questionable Texas secondary –at least from what we could tell after Week 1 of the new college football season.
The Tigers are 3-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last three games.
Betting on the Texas Longhorns (1-0 Overall / 0-0 Conference)
Sam Ehlinger and the Longhorns also got off to a hot start to the season. In Week 1, Texas ripped the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs apart on their way to a dominant 45-14 home victory. Ehlinger went 28 of 38 for 276 passing yards and four touchdowns with zero interceptions. Some will bring up the Longhorns’ struggle to generate action on the ground against the Bulldogs, but that’s partly because they weren’t really trying that much, as they had a comfortable lead from start to finish. Keaontay Ingram, if anything, led Texas with 78 of the team’s 153 rushing yards and also a rushing score. Texas’ secondary is going to make life harder for Burrows despite the passing yards the Longhorns allowed to Louisiana Tech. Again, the Longhorns relaxed a bit in that game, so it’s not the best way to judge its defense’s capability.
The Longhorns are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 games.
Texas wins, 26-23.
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