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LSU is Lights-Out in Week 1 Games

The frozen tundra of Lambeau Field is the setting for Week 1’s college football showdown between Louisiana State and Wisconsin.

Shark Bites
  • Wisconsin is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games in Week 1.
  • The total has gone OVER in LSU's last four games as a favorite of 9.5 or more.
  • Wisconsin is 5-1 ATS in its last six games as an underdog of 9.5 or less.

LSU backers will be rushing to the betting window for this one. The Tigers have been fantastic in Week 1 over the last few years, winning each of their last nine season-opening contests.

Wisconsin’s quarterback situation is far from settled, and freshman signal-caller Bart Houston will have his hands full against LSU’s NFL-caliber secondary. That means the Badgers’ ground game is going to be the major focus for the offense.

But with that comes an issue for Wisconsin. Ex-Badgers defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is making his coaching debut for the purple and gold, and he clearly knows the defense on the other side of the field. Bettors looking for an edge on the sidelines can find one there.

LSU was a solid chalk bet in 2015. In the Tigers’ last six games when tabbed as favorites, they’re 5-1 ATS. Sportsbooks opened them as 10-point favorites for the affair.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting LSU Tigers opened as -9.5-point favorites in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 31-28 result in favor of the Tigers on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

LSU Tigers vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The LSU Tigers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-0 ATS against the spread this season, while the Wisconsin Badgers are 0-0 ATS. LSU is 0-0 on the over under betting totals; Wisconsin is 0-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Wisconsin vs LSU injuries news.

The game pits the Wisconsin Badgers, currently No. 28 in our Odds Shark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the LSU Tigers, who rate No. 36 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

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

In comparing defenses, the LSU Tigers own the league's No. 11-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 112.5 yards per game when on the road. Wisconsin, on the other hand, rates No. 92 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Leonard Fournette tore up the turf for 212 rushing yards in the latest Tigers game, a 56-27 win over the Red Raiders at NRG Stadium.

The Badgers grabbed a Week P victory over the Trojans in their last game, winning 23-21 at Qualcomm Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Louisiana State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • Wisconsin is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Wisconsin is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Wisconsin's last 11 games

Next Betting Matchups

LSU home to Jacksonville State, Saturday, September 10th
Wisconsin home to Akron, Saturday, September 10th