LSU at Wisconsin - 9/3/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (0-0) vs. LSU Tigers (0-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Lambeau Field)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers +10 -- Over/Under: 44.5 See the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and the Wisconsin Badgers face off on Saturday at Lambeau Field as they kick off their 2016 college football seasons.
The LSU Tigers are expecting big things this season and starting the year with a in this spot would go a long way for them. Brandon Harris returns at QB and while his performance hasn’t been good enough and while many struggle with why Les Miles can’t get a QB, Harris was highly recruited out of high school. There are no question marks in the LSU backfield as Leonard Fournette returns and he is a top Heisman Trophy candidate and widely considered the best back in the nation. The Tigers have a highly regarded offensive line and they return all of their key receivers including Travin Dural and Malachi Dupre. LSU is loaded on the defensive line with four returning starters led by Lewis Neal and Arden Key but LSU is thin at linebacker with just Kendell Beckwith returning. The LSU secondary is one of the best in the nation and Tre’Davious White leads the way wearing the 18 jersey. LSU looks to be a contender to make the playoff this season but they will need improved play at QB to get there.
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The Wisconsin Badgers have some holes to fill but one again they should have solid team this season. Bart Houston appears to be the starter at QB for the Badgers but the coaches are also big on Alex Hornibrook who could see action. Wisconsin running back Corey Clement has the pedigree but he needs to avoid the injuries and he is already nursing a hamstring. Wisconsin returns seven players with experience along the offensive line including three starters in the interior while Rob Wheelwright is is the returner at receiver but he struggles to stay healthy as well. Wisconsin had the number two defense in the nation last season and they are very strong up front led by senior Vince Biegel and the secondary is tough as well at corner with Sojourn Shelton returning. Wisconsin faces a tough task here but they should have some solid home support.
Wisconsin is 1-4 against the spread against the SEC and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games. LSU is 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games on grass.
This just looks like a ton of points in what should be a tough game so getting double digits with the a Wisconsin team that is virtually a home team seems like too many points to pass up.