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LSU vs Purdue Betting Props: Citrus Bowl

Quarterback Situation Could Affect Scoring Props for the Citrus Bowl

The LSU Tigers travel to Orlando to take on the Purdue Boilermakers at Camping World Stadium on January 2. It’s not the sexiest matchup onf the day but it’s certainly an opportunity from a betting perspective.

The point spread in the sportsbook and the moneyline might be too much to stomach for those who bet online. That’s why we’ve found three props for the Citrus Bowl that make a lot of sense.

LSU vs Purdue Betting Props: Citrus Bowl
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Let’s check the latest college football odds, stats, injury reports and college football lines for LSU vs Purdue. We’ve plenty of NCAA football odds for you to consider.

Citrus Bowl Odds: LSU vs Purdue Props

  • LSU Total Points, O/U 42½
  • Purdue Total Points, O/U 30½
  • Race to 10 Points

LSU Total Points, O/U 42½

The fact that LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels is returning to the Tigers for the 2023 season should give LSU a good chance of playing a great Citrus Bowl and scoring a lot of points.

Yet, LSU can score 42 points and still not go over its team total. There is a good chance that LSU can go over, but one plot twist attached to this game is that Purdue has a new head coach, former Illinois defensive coordinator Ryan Walters.

He has been one of the best defensive head coaches in the country the past few years. It’s true that Walters will not be coaching Purdue in this game.

The interim staff – after the departure of head coach Jeff Brohm to Louisville – will handle the coaching duties. However, every player on the Purdue defense who is returning for the 2023 season will want to impress Walters.

That factor should lead to a decent performance for Purdue’s defense – not spectacular, but enough to hold LSU under 43 points.

Go under with your college football picks.

  • Picks: Under 42½ (-115)

Purdue Total Points, O/U 30½

This prop bet is a lot more clear-cut. Purdue quarterback Aidan O’Connell, receiver Charlie Jones, and tight end Payne Durham are all not playing. They have opted out of the Citrus Bowl.

Those are all important players for the Boilermakers at important positions. If you know anything about Purdue football the past few years under Brohm, you know that his teams consistently threw the ball and relied on the passing game to move the ball.

They did not run the ball much and did not get many yards from the running game. With three core cogs in the passing game all out of the lineup, it’s really hard to see how the backups at various important positions are going to score 31 or more points on LSU’s defense.

It’s just not happening. Take under the college football odds here.

  • Picks: Under 30½ (-110)

Race to 10 Points

LSU is so obviously the better team – in general, yes, but especially with Purdue’s key offensive players not playing. The difference in quality of personnel is dramatic, not slight.

You can comfortably expect LSU to score 10 points first in this game.

  • Picks: LSU Race to 10 Points (-115)

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