Entering the Tiger’s Den
There is one college football atmosphere that stands out among the rest. A night game in Tiger Stadium is the most deafening environment in all of college football. No matter how LSU is playing, it stands a chance when hosting a game under the lights.
No. 6 Alabama will visit Death Valley on Saturday night to take on No. 15 LSU. The Crimson Tide (7-1, 4-1) have dealt with issues on the road dating back to last season. The Tigers (6-2, 4-1) have found their footing with two consecutive wins. Alabama better be ready for noise; Tiger Stadium will be rocking.
Let’s check the latest college football odds, stats, injury reports, and college football lines for Alabama vs LSU. We’ve plenty of NCAA football odds for you to consider.
Alabama Needs a Consistent Pass Rush
Following Alabama’s 52-49 loss to No. 2 Tennessee, the Crimson Tide looked like their usual self against Mississippi State. Alabama’s secondary has been a concern, especially after allowing 385 passing yards against the Volunteers. Mississippi State is an air raid offense, which sounded like a trouble for Alabama. The Crimson Tide easily won 30-6 despite the Bulldogs attempting 60 passes.
While Alabama has issues at cornerback, it has a talented defensive front. The win over Mississippi State showed the Crimson Tide’s blueprint for success. They must get to the quarterback. Alabama did not do that against Tennessee, posting only one sack. Against Mississippi State, the Crimson Tide had four sacks and seven QB hurries.
Edge rusher Will Anderson Jr. is Alabama’s best player. He must stay consistent as other pass rushers have been up and down. Linebacker Dallas Turner is a potential game-wrecker that has made progress over the last three games.
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On offense, quarterback Bryce Young has looked great since returning from a shoulder injury. The offensive line is still dealing with inconsistencies. The Crimson Tide must get the run game going again. It is averaging only 2.5 yards per carry over the last two games.
LSU Led by Star QB
Since an embarrassing 40-13 loss against No. 2 Tennessee, LSU has bounced back in a big way. First, the Tigers defeated Florida in The Swamp 45-35. A week later, LSU put forth its best performance of the season with a 45-20 win over No. 11 Ole Miss.
Quarterback Jayden Daniels is clicking on all cylinders. He had 349 passing yards against Florida, followed by 248 yards through the air and 121 yards on the ground against Ole Miss. His ability to run the ball and extend plays have been game-changers. Plus, he is highly efficient, with a 69.9 completion percentage.
LSU’s defense is stingy. It allows 21.7 points per game (26th) and is 20th in opponent red zone scoring percentage. Against Ole Miss, the Tigers pitched a shutout in the second half and held the Rebels to 4 of 13 on third downs.
The Tigers’ defensive line needs to play well against Alabama. BJ Ojulari is a talented pass rusher capable of making his presence felt, and defensive tackle Mekhi Wingo is a crucial piece in stopping the run.
Alabama vs LSU Game Injuries
Alabama vs LSU Head-to-Head
Despite LSU’s home advantage in Baton Rouge, Alabama has won five consecutive games in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers’ last win over the Crimson Tide was during the 2019 national championship season when LSU won 46-41 in Tuscaloosa. Alabama’s coach Nick Saban has had his way against his former team.
Alabama vs LSU Game Information
- Game: Alabama vs LSU
- Location: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, LA
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 5th, 7:00 p.m. ET
- Alabama vs LSU Live Stream: ESPN
Alabama vs LSU Betting Lines
Alabama vs LSU Prediction
Dual-threat quarterbacks have always given Saban’s defense problems. LSU’s Daniels is poised for a big game. Also, the Tigers held Ole Miss, who ranks third in rushing yards per game, to 117 rushing yards on 3.2 yards per carry. Alabama’s run game will struggle once again.
LSU will cover, but the Crimson Tide will narrowly escape with a win. Alabama’s pass rush will get home against the Tigers’ offense line, which ranks 116th in allowed sacks per game.
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