[8:00 PM] #1 Alabama @ #13 LSU

Who will WIN this matchup?

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide (8-0)

@ #13 LSU Tigers (5-2)


Current odds:

Alabama Crimson Tide: (-285)

LSU Tigers: (+246)


ESPN simulations have Alabama as 64.5% favorites to win the game.

71% of sports bets are currently on Alabama to win as (-302) favorites.

Alabama has scored a stunning 12 non-offensive touchdowns (nine on defense, three on punt returns) during its dominating campaign but is certainly wary of the Tigers, who are 3-0 since interim coach Ed Orgeron replaced Les Miles. The Crimson Tide also are atop the first CFP poll of the season but will have to overcome the loss of senior star safety Eddie Jackson (broken leg) down the stretch.

LSU junior running back Leonard Fournette is back on his game after dealing with an ankle injury earlier this season and set a school record with 284 rushing yards in a victory over Ole Miss.

The defense’s other major star is still around and senior defensive end Jonathan Allen has six sacks to raise his career total to 24, one behind second-place Kindal Moorehead (1998-2002) on Alabama’s all-time list. Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts has accounted for 20 touchdowns (11 passing, nine rushing), sophomore running back Damien Harris has a team-leading 697 rushing yards and sophomore wideout Calvin Ridley has 43 receptions for 504 yards and five scores.

Sophomore Derrius Grice is also running well with 621 yards and seven scores while junior quarterback Danny Etling has thrown for 1,129 yards and seven touchdowns against three interceptions.

The Crimson Tide have forced 16 turnovers this season with nine resulting in defensive touchdowns.


StreakSmarts Pick: #1 Alabama Crimson Tide

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick