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College Football Betting Line Favors the LSU Tigers over the BYU Cougars

The NCAA college football betting menu features a clash between BYU and LSU on Saturday, with the host Cougars trying to win both for fans supporting them and bettors backing them.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The LSU Tigers were listed as -12.5-point favorites on the opening NCAA football line at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark. No total was available early in the week, check out the odds pages here or Bovada for updates.

A 36-34 result in favor of the Tigers was the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

LSU Tigers vs BYU Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars are 6-0 so far on the season, and 0-6 ATS vs the point spread. The LSU Tigers, meanwhile, are 0-0 and 0-0 ATS. Those over under betting have seen BYU go 0-6 and the LSU Tigers go 0-0 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and BYU vs LSU injuries news.

The BYU Cougars sit at No. 38 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the LSU Tigers are at No. 15 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the BYU Cougars No. 8-ranked offense (20 PPG) against a LSU Tigers defense that ranks No. at PPG. The BYU Cougars passing attack has averaged 194 yards per game, more than the LSU Tigers give up through the air ( YPG on average).

Defensively, the LSU Tigers feature the league's No. 17-rated road run defense, allowing 124.8 yards per game. BYU, meanwhile, ranks No. 59 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, LSU got a 138-yard performance from Derrius Guice as a key part of its 29-9 win over Louisville.

In their last game, the Cougars were Week 1 winners, coming out on top of the Vikings by a score of 20-6.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Louisiana State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Louisiana State's last 12 games
  • Brigham Young is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Brigham Young's last 9 games

Next Betting Matchups

LSU home to Chattanooga, Saturday, September 9th
BYU home to Utah, Saturday, September 9th