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LSU vs TCU betting preview, pick

LSU is supposedly rebuilding, but is there any doubt the Tigers still have more talent than TCU?

The Tigers return roughly 12 starters, including senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Top tailback Jeremy Hill is a question mark for the Tigers, his status undetermined due to an off-field arrest.

TCU gets senior quarterback Casey Pachall back. Pachall missed all of last season, while working through personal issues related to drug and alcohol abuse.

He’ll bolster an offense that returns seven starters. The Horned Frogs are just 1-8-1 ATS in the last two seasons in non-conference play and opened as small 4-point road favorites.

LSU is an impressive 10-1 SU in their past games 11 as a road favorite (-4.5 at Bovada).

View LSU vs TCU Odds and Stats.

LSU vs TCU Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Horned Frogs in this one found them as 5-point underdogs at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 50 at GTbets.eu.

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LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing in August are 3-0
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When favored on the road are 9-1

TCU Horned Frogs Trends:
When playing in August are 1-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When an underdog at home are 4-6

A few Tigers at Horned Frogs trends to consider:
LSU is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LSU's last 6 games
LSU is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of TCU's last 6 games
TCU is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
TCU is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
TCU is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
LSU home to UAB, Saturday, September 7
TCU home to Southeastern Louisiana, Saturday, September 7