To say that LSU is scrambling is an understatement. The Tigers (3-3, 1-2 in SEC) are in need of answers that they just might not have at the moment and the road to redemption only gets more difficult this week with Auburn (4-2, 1-1) coming to Baton Rouge on Saturday with an 11 a.m. kickoff.
LSU entered last week’s game against Kentucky as 3-point underdogs, making it the first time all season that the Tigers were not favored in a game. The Tigers fell to 2-4 against the spread with the 42-21 loss to the Wildcats and as a result, public narrative has completely shifted away from Ed Orgeron’s team.
While LSU dropped its second straight game, Florida bounced back from a 20-13 loss to Kentucky with a 42-0 drubbing of Vanderbilt this past week, improving to 4-2 on the season and 2-2 in SEC play. The Gators have already shown how formidable they are with a win over Tennessee and a 2-point loss to Alabama on Sept. 18.
This weekend, the two sides meet with plenty at stake, but it’s clear that it will be an uphill climb for the Tigers.
As of Monday morning,
LSU is a 10-point underdog according to Caesars SportsBook . After the way last week ended, especially with the health of star receiver Kayshon Boutte still in question, it feels like an appropriate spread.
For those who still believe in LSU to pull out a win at home this weekend, well there’s some good news for you.
The moneyline for an LSU win is at +310 , paying more than 3-to-1 for a Tiger win.
Florida is heavily favored at -400 , both according to Caesars Sportsbook.
Finally, we have to look at the over/under for total points in the game.
Currently, the point total is at 58.5 , a higher number than any of LSU’s first three SEC games, but a reasonable one considering the struggles of the Tigers’ defense.
The Tigers are 1-2 against the spread at home this season and have only hit the over in their games twice this year. Safe to say, in order for the Tigers to win, the defense will need to play much better to make up for the offense’s continued struggles.
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