Free Week 2 Prediction: Mocs vs Tigers Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 2
(0-1) Chattanooga Mocs vs. LSU Tigers (1-0)
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Time: 7:30 pm EST
Venue: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisianna
NCAA Football Spread: OFF
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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LSU, ranked 12th in the nation, is looking to win a 48th-straight home game against a non-conference foe on Saturday.
Impressive, right? LSU also hasn’t given up a touchdown in eight straight quarters and is coming off a dominant defensive performance in its 2017 debut.
LSU also hasn’t seen an opponent score a touchdown in eight straight quarters, and while that’s not necessarily as impressive, it’s still important to note considering this team’s defensive identity is its crutch.
For Chattanooga to break that streak, a whole lot of things are going to have to go right. But one place to start is in the running game.
The Tigers held BYU to negative 5 yards a week ago, which is a recipe for disaster in 100 percent of situations.
Chattanooga is going to have its hands full in this one. The Tigers are 12-0 throughout their program’s history when facing FCS teams.
Making historic matters worse, LSU has won all 12 of those contests by double digits.
Last week, the Mocs lost to Jacksonville State 27-13. It was the first showing for quarterback Nick Tiano, who transferred from Mississippi State.
Currently, Chattanooga is No. 14 in the FCS Coaches Poll. Realistically, this team knows that winning against LSU isn’t the real goal, rather it’s to keep the game competitive and close throughout.
Unfortunately, even that should prove to be a challenge unless their offense really clicks and puts together a shocker of a performance against an elite defense.
The LSU Tigers accomplished something pretty incredible in Week 1. They became just the fifth FBS team over the past 10 years to face off against another FBS program and not allow it to cross midfield a single time throughout a contest.
Say what you want about the level of competition BYU currently offers—that’s an impressive showing for anybody, against anybody.
The defense, obviously, was elite. It held BYU to zero points.
The offense, while scoring 27 points, remained secondary to the point-preventing side of the field. But on offense, the Tigers looked like, well, the Tigers.
LSU ran the ball an impressive 57 times last week while attempting just 18 times.
Don’t expect that strategy to change against the Mocs. This is another perfect opportunity to establish the new (yet oddly familiar) system that Ed Orgeron is running this season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Chattanooga is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- Chattanooga is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Louisiana State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Louisiana State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Free Week 2 NCAA Football Pick
The lines aren’t yet set for this contest as of this writing, but there’s no reason to overthink this.
Although LSU is an easy pick for a straight up win, the question comes down to how much will the Tigers win by?
At this juncture, we expect them to put up similar offensive numbers as they did a week ago. Twenty-seven to 30 points seems like a fair estimate.
Defensively, not even a great Tigers defense should be able to re-create what it did a week ago; however, that’s less an indictment on this week’s performance and more a testament to just how great they were in Week 1.
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Expect Chatanooga to get on the boards—just not do much damage.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: LSU 30 – Chatanooga 9
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