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Can LSU Finally Beat Alabama And Play Spoiler?

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.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Alabama Crimson Tide were sitting as 21-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. 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

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