Alabama Crimson Tide (6-0) at LSU Tigers (2-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Tiger Stadium)
The Line: LSU Tigers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 74.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
THis game has been postponed, no makeup date has been announced.
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers meet Saturday in college football action from Tiger Stadium.
Alabama enters this matchup at 6-0 on the year. Over the last three games, the Tide have taken out Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi State. As for LSU, they’re sitting at 2-3 so far. The Tigers are 1-1 in their last pair, beating South Carolina and falling to Auburn. Check back all season long for free college football picks at Sports Chat Place.
Alabama hasn’t really had a “close” game yet this season, and they’ve been scoring very well. The Crimson Tide have put up 38 or more points in every game, and they’ve allowed more than 24 points on the other side just once. The Mississippi State game was a 41-0 blowout victory for Alabama.
In the win over the Bulldogs, Alabama quarterback Mac Jones had 291 yards and four touchdowns. Devonta Smith caught all four TDs as part of his 203 yards and 11 receptions, and Najee Harris contributed on 119 rush yards from 21 carries.
Over on the LSU side, it’s been a mixed bag in 2020. The Tigers have been scoring pretty well with at least 34 points in four of five games, but they’ve also been giving up a lot of points on defense. Case in point, LSU dropped to a tough Auburn team 48-11 in their last outing.
In the loss to Auburn, LSU quarterback Max Johnson put up 172 yards and a score on 15-of-24 passing. John Emery managed 21 yards on nine carries to lead a tepid rush, and Arik Gilbert hauled in six balls for 55 receiving yards.
The Crimson Tide are 4-0 ATS versus a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Alabama is 4-1 ATS in their last five conference games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 after an ATS win.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games after a bye week and 7-1 ATS in their last eight after an ATS loss. LSU is 5-1 ATS in their last seven home games and 5-1 ATS in their last six after a straight-up loss.
PICK: Going Alabama here. The Tide haven’t shown a lot of weaknesses this season, and even when they give up points to good teams they’re still far outpacing their opponents on offense (case in point: 63-48 versus Mississippi on October 10). In any case, LSU may be able to get into the end zone a few times here, but I don’t see the Tigers keeping pace with the Tide in any capacity during this game.