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LSU Favored vs West Virginia

The UNDER may be the play Saturday night in West Virginia when the second-ranked LSU Tigers visit the Mountaineers.

The total has gone UNDER in five of LSU’s last six road games and five of West Virginia’s last seven home games, and also stayed UNDER the posted 44 when these teams met at LSU last season.

This weekend’s total is currently set at 50.5 in this Top 25 battle as WVU is ranked No. 16.

View LSU vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks opened the Mountaineers as 6-point underdogs in this matchup. Currently the best LSU line is at 5Dimes at -6 while the best WVU odds are at Bovada at +7.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 90 (Mountaineers) and the No. 21 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. [ Play Bankroll Challenge - we'll give you $1000 and you see how much you can turn it into by the end of the contest to earn $1000 of your own! ]

How They Match Up:
The game also pits West Virginia's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 42 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 14 this week at 12 PPG. The Mountaineers aerial game is averaging 356 yards per game, more than the Tigers secondary allows through the air, 160 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Tigers feature the league's No. 8-rated road run defense, allowing 52 yards per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 106 in rushing offense at home.

LSU was a 19-6 winner in its last match on the road against Mississippi State. They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 25 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

West Virginia won its last outing, a 37-31 result against Maryland on September 17. West Virginia covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 68 combined points took the game OVER the total.

LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Tigers at Mountaineers trends to consider:
LSU is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LSU's last 6 games on the road
LSU is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games on the road
West Virginia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
West Virginia is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 6 games

Next up:
LSU home to Kentucky, Saturday, October 1
West Virginia home to Bowling Green, Saturday, October 1