LSU Betting Results
11/28/2017 – The LSU Tigers entered the 2017 College Football Season with high aspirations, and the rankings seemed to support those notions as The Tigers were ranked 13th in the AP Top 25 and 12th in the Coaches Poll, respectively. Being in the toughest conference in all of college football, the South Eastern Conference, LSU always has to compete with the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi State, and other college football powerhouses.
In addition to being in the highly competitive SEC, the LSU Tigers also have a new head coach leading into the 2017 season. Ed Oregon took over this year for Les Miles, and the results have been mixed thus far but LSU is trying to play themselves into position for a major bowl game come Bowl Season. While LSU is currently in 3rd place of the SEC West with a record of 5-2, they haven’t fared nearly as well against the spread this season.
Early season wins
Their season got off to an easy start with two out-of-conference games to open the season. They hosted BYU to open the season, with the Tigers being favored by 14.5 points and an over/under of 47.5 points. The under hit easily as the Tigers shutout the BYU Cougars by a score of 27-0, easily covering the 14.5 point spread. The following week was a similar mismatch, as they hosted the Tennessee-Chattanooga who were +36.5 with an over/under total of 50.5. The Tigers were covering the spread until a fourth quarter touchdown for Tennessee-Chattanooga brought the score to 42-10. The Tigers would add a late field goal, bringing the final score to 45-10, and missing the spread by 1.5 points. For the total, LSU hit the over with their scoring, alone, going over the total by 18.5 points. In this game legend Jon Price made over $460,000 with his betting predictions that cashed in very nicely for his premiere clients of Sports Information Traders.
Then the schedule got a bit more challenging as they opened their first SEC game of the year -7.5 points at Mississippi State, and an over/under of 53.5 points. LSU was dominated from start to finish, losing outright by a final score of 37-7 for their first road game, and their lack of offense contributed to an easy under for the total.
LSU bounced back the following week at home against Syracuse with a win, however they did not cover the 21.5-point spread as they won by a score of 35-26. The balanced scoring by both teams made it a relatively comfortable over pick with the total at 56 points. While many people were looking at the Mississippi State game as just a hiccup or fluke, especially after bouncing back with a win the next week, the Tigers faltered big time the following week as they lost a game to the Troy Trojans, who were 20.5 point underdogs. They lost outright by a final score of 21-24, and managing to hit the under which was 48.5 points.
Arguably their first impressive win of the year came against the Florida Gators who were 1.5 point underdogs against the Tigers with an over/under of 44.5 on the total. It was a highly contested, defensive matchup, with the under hitting rather easily, but while the Tigers won the game, they didn’t cover as they ended up winning a close one by a score of 17-16.
Their most impressive win this year came the following week as they faced-off against the Auburn Tigers who were 6.5 point favorites over the LSU Tigers, with an over/under of 47 points for the game. The over would prevail, and so too would the LSU Tigers as they defeated the top 10 ranked Auburn Tigers by a final score of 27-23, covering and winning outright.
After their very impressive showing in week 7 of the Regular Season, the Tigers then hit the road again where they visited the Mississippi Rebels to open their two-game road trip. The Tigers were 6.5 point favorites with an over/under of 59. LSU won in convincing fashion by a final score of 40-24, also making a solid cover on the over for the 59 point total. They would try to keep the momentum going the following week as they traveled to Alabama to take on the Crimson Tide, but were clearly outmatched on the road against the best program in college football. The Tide entered the game favored by 20.5 points with a total of 59 points. The LSU defensive did enough to hit the under, but the offense couldn’t produce much as the Tigers were soundly beaten on the road, but still covered the spread with a final score of 24-10.
LSU bounces back in the late season
Since their bad loss in Tuscaloosa, the Tigers have followed up strong with two solid SEC wins. The first being against the Arkansas Razorbacks who were 19 point underdogs, with a total of 54.5 points. They covered the spread, winning by a score of 33-10, and shutdown the Razorback offense enough that the under was a rather easy winner. The next week the Tigers were on the road in Tennessee to take on The Volunteers, where LSU was again favored, this time by 17 points with an over/under of 41.5 points. The under just barely hit by 1.5 points, and the Tigers covered with a good road win by a score of 30-10. While it’s not the best year in Tiger history sharp bettors have profited handsomely with their Tiger plays this year.
Leading into their final matchup with the Texas A&M Aggies where Vegas has LSU as 10 point favorites at home with a total of 50 points for the over/under. LSU is currently 6-5 against the spread, and the under has hit 7 times compared to 5 times for the over. This final regular season game of the year for the Tigers will decide if they’ll have an overall winning record this season against the spread, in what LSU and their fans are hoping is good enough of a performance to get them a bid to a major bowl this year.