NCAAF

LSU Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide

LSU
Tigers
6 - 2
Alabama
Crimson Tide
8 - 0
November 04, 2017, 8:00 PM EDT
 | Bryant-Denny Stadium

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LSU
Tigers
6 - 2
Alabama
Crimson Tide
8 - 0
November 04, 2017, 8:00 PM EDT
 | Bryant-Denny Stadium
  • The rivalry between Alabama and LSU is one of the most heated in college football but that does not mean it has been back-and-forth in recent memory. The Crimson Tide have won the past six meetings against the Tigers, the longest winning streak in their series since Alabama rattled off 11 straight from 1971 to 1981. Can Bama continue to march toward a national championship or can LSU get revenge on their rivals in Tuscaloosa on Saturday?

    Shark Bites
    • LSU is 0-3-1 ATS in its last 4 games against Alabama.
    • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LSU’s last 7 games against Alabama.
    • Alabama is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games against the SEC.

    Alabama defeated LSU 10-0 last season in a game that appears closer than it was. The Tide outgained the Tigers 323 to 125 while generating 16 first downs to just six for LSU. Quarterback Jalen Hurts did most of his damage on the ground, rushing for 114 yards and the game’s only touchdown.

    Alabama looks destined to make it to the postseason yet again, sitting at a perfect 8-0 with an average scoring margin of +33.2 points. The trio of Hurts, Damien Harris and Bo Scarbrough make one of the best rushing attacks in the nation while the defense is – once again – one of the best around.

    LSU has been all over the place this season with victories over Auburn and Florida but losses to Troy and Mississippi State. Ever since the embarrassing loss to Troy, LSU’s offense has been getting better and better each week – capped off by a 40-24 victory over Ole Miss two weeks ago. The Tigers offense was stymied vs Alabama last year, as the rushing attack mustered just 33 yards on 27 carries.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    The Alabama Crimson Tide were sitting as 21-point favorites earlier in the week at Sportsbook. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for OVER/UNDER betting purposes.

    Earlier, OddsShark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game picked a 45-25 victory for the Crimson Tide. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

    LSU Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    Supporters of the LSU Tigers have seen them go 6-2 and 3-5 ATS so far this season, while the Alabama Crimson Tide are at 8-0 and 4-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Crimson Tide are 4-4, while the Tigers are 4-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Alabama vs LSU injuries news.

    The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Alabama Crimson Tide rated this week at No. 1 and the LSU Tigers sitting at No. 30.

    Statistical Matchup

    Offensively, the game matches up the Alabama Crimson Tide's No. 5-ranked offense (43 PPG) against a LSU Tigers defense that ranks No. 27 at 20 PPG. The Alabama passing attack has averaged 201 yards per game, more than the Tigers give up through the air (173.5 YPG on average).

    Defensively, the Tigers feature the league's No. 94-rated road run defense, allowing 210.67 yards per game. Alabama, meanwhile, ranks No. 13 in rushing offense at home.

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    Derrius Guice went over the 100-yard mark (276) in his team's latest effort as LSU defeated Ole Miss by a score of 40-24 on Saturday.

    Tennessee didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Crimson Tide as Alabama blasted them 45-7 in Week 8 action.

    Betting Trends
    • Louisiana State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
    • Louisiana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
    • Louisiana State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
    • Louisiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
    • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
    • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games
    • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
    • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Alabama's last 15 games at home

    Next Betting Matchups

    LSU home to Arkansas, Saturday, November 11
    Alabama at Mississippi State, Saturday, November 11

Odds

Saturday, November 4 Sat Nov 4


Opening
Current

vs8:00pm ET
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+21
-110
+1050
o51.5
-110
-21
-110
-1600
u51.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+20.5
-110
+775
o46.5
+100
-20.5
-110
-1100
u46.5
-120

Edge Finder

26.54
Total Score
39.87
254.38
Passing Yards
337.73
114.23
Rushing Yards
150.00
29:36
Time on Field
31:43
68.31
Number of Plays
74.53
5.40
Yards Per Play
6.54
26.54
Total Score
39.87
5.31
First Quarter
8.53
7.62
Second Quarter
14.00
6.31
Third Quarter
6.87
7.31
Fourth Quarter
9.53
254.38
Passing Yards
337.73
34.08
Pass Attempts
38.07
20.15
Pass Completions
25.33
2.92
Sacks
2.73
19.38
Sack Yards
18.27
12.62
Yards Per Pass
13.33
114.23
Rushing Yards
150.00
34.23
Rush Attempts
36.47
3.34
Yards Per Rush
4.11
0.85
Interceptions
0.47
1.38
Fumbles
1.27
0.38
Fumbles Lost
0.40
1.23
Total Turnovers
0.87
4.31
Penalties
7.13
33.92
Penalty Yards
65.87
29:36
Time on Field
31:43
68.31
Number of Plays
74.53
5.40
Yards Per Play
6.54
4.85
Punts
3.27
42.15
Punt Average
38.33
36.54
Return Yards
60.33

Head To Head

LSU
Stat Type ALAB
2-8
Record
8-2
3-6-1
ATS
6-3-1
2-5-3
O/U
2-5-3
13.20
Score
21.80
116.00
Rush Yds
159.30
24.30
Pass Attempts
29.80
52.26
Completion %
57.05
152.40
Passing Yds
199.10
268.4
Total Yds
358.4
1.40
Turnovers
1.40
LSU
Stat Type ALAB
0-3
Record
3-0
0-2-1
ATS
2-0-1
0-2-1
O/U
0-2-1
9.67
Score
20.00
90.00
Rush Yds
190.67
23.00
Pass Attempts
29.67
36.23
Completion %
53.93
98.67
Passing Yds
166.67
188.67
Total Yds
357.33
1.00
Turnovers
1.33
Nov 5/16 (1 of 10)
LSU
Stat Type ALAB
Home
Away
0
Score
10
+7
ATS
-7
46 o
O/U
46 u
33
Rush Yds
216
24
Pass Attempts
19
45.83
Completion %
52.63
92
Passing Yds
107
125
Total Yds
323
1
Turnovers
2
Nov 7/15 (2 of 10)
LSU
Stat Type ALAB
Away
Home
16
Score
30
+7.5
ATS
-7.5
46 o
O/U
46 u
54
Rush Yds
250
19
Pass Attempts
24
31.58
Completion %
75.00
128
Passing Yds
184
182
Total Yds
434
1
Turnovers
1
Nov 8/14 (3 of 10)
LSU
Stat Type ALAB
Home
Away
13
Score
20
+7
ATS
-7
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
183
Rush Yds
106
26
Pass Attempts
46
30.77
Completion %
43.48
76
Passing Yds
209
259
Total Yds
315
1
Turnovers
1
Nov 9/13 (4 of 10)
LSU
Stat Type ALAB
Away
Home
17
Score
38
+14
ATS
-14
55 o
O/U
55 u
43
Rush Yds
193
23
Pass Attempts
20
69.57
Completion %
70.00
241
Passing Yds
179
284
Total Yds
372
2
Turnovers
0
Nov 3/12 (5 of 10)
LSU
Stat Type ALAB
Home
Away
17
Score
21
+7.5
ATS
-7.5
38.5 o
O/U
38.5 u
139
Rush Yds
166
36
Pass Attempts
27
69.44
Completion %
51.85
296
Passing Yds
165
435
Total Yds
331
0
Turnovers
2
Jan 9/12 (6 of 10)
LSU
Stat Type ALAB
Home
Away
0
Score
21
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
41.5 o
O/U
41.5 u
39
Rush Yds
150
17
Pass Attempts
34
64.71
Completion %
67.65
53
Passing Yds
234
92
Total Yds
384
2
Turnovers
0
Nov 5/11 (7 of 10)
LSU
Stat Type ALAB
Away
Home
9
Score
6
+5.5
ATS
-5.5
41.5 o
O/U
41.5 u
148
Rush Yds
96
17
Pass Attempts
29
52.94
Completion %
55.17
91
Passing Yds
199
239
Total Yds
295
2
Turnovers
2
Nov 6/10 (8 of 10)
LSU
Stat Type ALAB
Home
Away
24
Score
21
+7
ATS
-7
45 o
O/U
45 u
225
Rush Yds
102
20
Pass Attempts
34
70.00
Completion %
61.76
208
Passing Yds
223
433
Total Yds
325
0
Turnovers
2
Nov 7/09 (9 of 10)
LSU
Stat Type ALAB
Away
Home
15
Score
24
+7
ATS
-7
38 o
O/U
38 u
95
Rush Yds
176
27
Pass Attempts
34
51.85
Completion %
55.88
158
Passing Yds
276
253
Total Yds
452
1
Turnovers
1
Nov 8/08 (10 of 10)
LSU
Stat Type ALAB
Home
Away
21
Score
27
+3.5
ATS
-3.5
46 o
O/U
46 u
201
Rush Yds
138
34
Pass Attempts
31
38.24
Completion %
48.39
181
Passing Yds
215
382
Total Yds
353
4
Turnovers
3

Team Records

LSU
Record ALAB
6-2
All
8-0
3-1
Home
5-0
2-1
Away
2-0
1-0
Neutral Site
1-0
3-5
ATS
4-4
1-3
ATS Home
2-3
1-2
ATS Away
1-1
1-0
ATS Neutral Site
1-0
3-4
O/U
4-4
2-1
O/U Home
3-2
1-2
O/U Away
1-1
0-1
O/U Neutral Site
0-1
LSU
Record ALAB
3-1
All
5-0
1-0
Home
3-0
2-1
Away
2-0
0-0
Neutral Site
0-0
2-2
ATS
3-2
1-0
ATS Home
2-1
1-2
ATS Away
1-1
0-0
ATS Neutral Site
0-0
2-2
O/U
3-2
1-0
O/U Home
2-1
1-2
O/U Away
1-1
0-0
O/U Neutral Site
0-0
LSU
Record ALAB
6-2
All
8-0
3-1
Home
5-0
2-1
Away
2-0
1-0
Neutral Site
1-0
3-5
ATS
4-4
1-3
ATS Home
2-3
1-2
ATS Away
1-1
1-0
ATS Neutral Site
1-0
3-4
O/U
4-4
2-1
O/U Home
3-2
1-2
O/U Away
1-1
0-1
O/U Neutral Site
0-1

Gametime Weather

Weather
6:00pm Partly Cloudy
23ºC / 74ºF
84% Humidity
6% Precipitation
39% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Open
Field Image
Arrow Image 4
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Oct 21, 2017O-MISS40-24W-6.5/59.5-W/O393200593153194347-3
Oct 14, 2017AUBRN27-23W+6.5/46-W/O1572063631891653541
Oct 7, 2017FLA17-16W-1.5/44-L/U2161253411941083020
Sep 30, 2017TROY21-24L-20.5/49-L/U1622664282061573632
Sep 23, 2017SYRACU35-26W-21/56.5-L/O151263414763083840
Sep 16, 2017MIS.ST7-37L-7.5/52.5-L/U1331372702851804650
Sep 9, 2017CHATT45-10W-36.5/N/A-L/N/A22223245468174242-2
Sep 2, 2017BYU27-0W-14/47.5-W/U294185479-510297-1
Dec 31, 2016LOUISV29-9W-3/59-W/U177217394671532200
Nov 24, 2016TEXA&M54-39W-6.5/48.5-W/O298324622188284472-1
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Oct 21, 2017TENN45-7W-37/51-W/O27233260464441081
Oct 14, 2017ARK41-9W-37/54.5-L/U308188496272002271
Oct 7, 2017TEXA&M27-19W-25.5/56-L/U23212335571237308-2
Sep 30, 2017O-MISS66-3W-28.5/55-W/O36524861388165253-2
Sep 23, 2017VANDY59-0W-19.5/42-W/O496181677403878-2
Sep 16, 2017COLOST41-23W-31/55.5-L/O239248487144247391-2
Sep 9, 2017FRESNO41-10W-42.5/53.5-L/U30519249758216274-1
Sep 2, 2017FLAST24-7W-7.5/51.5-W/U1739626940210250-3
Jan 9, 2017CLEM31-35L-6.5/51-L/O22115537691420511-2
Dec 31, 2016WASH24-7W-13/51.5-W/U2695732644150194-3
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