Free Week 7 Prediction: Golden Eagles vs Tigers Odds
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(4-2) Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. LSU Tigers (3-2)
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
NCAA Football Spread: LSU -25.0
NCAA Betting Total: 57.0
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The early season play of the Tigers cost Les Miles his job but certainly didn’t finish off the Tigers season.
LSU has rebounded from two September losses and are poised to recover from their slow start to make some noise in the SEC.
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Many people don’t know about Golden Eagle quarterback Nick Mullens but you can be sure the LSU defense heard plenty about him this week during practice.
Mullens is one of the gunslingers from the CUSA that can surprise out of conference opponents if they don’t gameplan properly.
Mullens has led the Golden Eagles to a 4-2 start and surprised many in the SEC in Week 1 when the Golden Eagles knocked off Kentucky at Kentucky to start the season.
Mullens has had some trouble with interceptions throwing one in 5 of 6 games this season for a total of 8. And, LSU year after year has one of the best secondaries in the country so Mullens will need to be aware of that.
A cause for concern for the Golden Eagles – particularly entering a matchup with Leonard Fournette – has been the performance of their run defense. Last week against UTSA, they gave up 339 rushing yards and 6 rushing touchdowns.
That is not a good sign as they now will face a rested LSU rushing attack and offensive line that even has its way with SEC defenses.
While Mullens may be able to move the football against the Tigers, if the Golden Eagles can’t stop the run they will be in for a very long day.
The offensive play of LSU to start the season is likely what cost Miles the head coaching job. The defense has been as good as advertised and even done their part when the offense has put them in difficult spots.
With Coach Orgeron taking over for Miles, the focus for the Tigers seems to be on work ethic and striving to win.
Orgeron seems to be a good interim coach in terms of keeping the team motivated despite a slow start with high expectations.
The Tigers picked up a win in the first game under Coach Orgeron and then had last week off as their game with Florida was cancelled due to weather.
While the make up date for that game remains to be seen, the Tigers get a non-conference break in the midst of their SEC season.
However, if they treat it as a break, Mullens is capable of throwing the Golden Eagles into the game.
But on talent alone, the LSU offense – led by Fournette – should have its way with the Golden Eagle defense. And, the LSU secondary should be able to contain Mullens and force him into a few turnovers.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- LSU is 10-6 ATS in their last 16 home games.
- Over is 6-2 in LSU’s last 8 non-conference games.
- Over is 7-2 in Southern Miss’s last 9 games on grass.
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I think LSU will run all over the Golden Eagles and may get a little relaxed and let Mullens makes some plays. There isn’t a reason LSU shouldn’t win by 4 touchdowns but the better pick is the over.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Game Total Over 57.0
Fournette should have the explosive week that everyone has been waiting for and LSU should look legitimate again as their offense shows a bunch of life.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: LSU 46 – Southern Miss 20
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