Free Week 8 Prediction: Tigers vs. Bulldogs Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 8
(6-0) LSU Tigers vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (3-3)
Date: Saturday, October 19th 2019
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, Mississippi
NCAA Football Spread: Tigers -18.5
NCAA Betting Total: 61
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LSU is one of the best teams in the country. They should play like it as long as they are not looking ahead to an important game on their schedule.
Mississippi State used to be one of those teams that was always a threat because of their strong defense. I am not sure that is the case anymore.
I like this LSU team a lot and with their new found offensive prowess they are able to cover big numbers better than in recent past.
LSU is coming off a big home win against Florid and takes on Auburn next week so the big thing for them at Mississippi State is not coming out flat.
The success of the offense is well documented by now but still worth repeating. They are first in the nation in scoring and second in yards. That is lofty territory for LSU.
QB Joe Burow has not been perfect but in their two biggest games he has been great, 7 TDs and just 1 INT against Texas and Florida. If he keeps that up this team is going to the playoffs.
The LSU defense is probably not where we normally expect it to be giving up 21ppg. Still when you score 52ppg you are bound to be a little leaky on D.
I do not know if this is the best team in the country but I am excited to find out. I am not this week will give us the answer though.
Mississippi State Bulldogs
The Bulldogs just lost at Tennessee, something nobody wants to do this season. That loss might keep them from a bowl game or have it all riding on their end of year tilt against Ole Miss – the Egg Bowl.
As expected the defense has not held up this season. Partly due to players lost to the NFL as well as the rotating suspensions that the team is dealing with.
The offense was supposed to take a step forward though and that hasn’t happened. Transfer QB Tommy Stevens threw two picks against the Vols and has not been a shot in the arm for coach Joe Moorhead, who knew him well from his time at Penn State.
It is interesting that the coach’s name is being bandied about for other Power 5 jobs right now. He might be looking for an escape knowing that this is a tough job due to conference/division affiliations. Things are not going great in Starkville.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 7-1-1 in LSU last 9 games overall.
- Over is 6-1-1 in LSU last 8 games as a favorite.
- LSU are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games in October.
- Under is 35-16 in MSST last 51 conference games.
Free Week 8 NCAA Football Pick
LSU can score enough to cover big numbers this season. This might be on the road but I do not trust Mississippi State to find anything that is going to work consistently against LSU.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: LSU -18.5
Needing a full three touchdowns is no gimme so the key will be the start. I am expecting LSU to be able to come in with good energy, though it might fade when they get up big, especially after a big win.
It is the second half that worries me here. I don’t expect the outcome to ever be in doubt but they are in danger of late points taking away the cover.
Week 8 Free Score Prediction: LSU 49 – Mississippi State 16
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