NCAA Football Betting Lock of the Week

Week one of the 2019 college football season is over, and it is time to focus our attention on week two. There are a few great matchups on the schedule this weekend, including a top-10 showdown in Austin Texas. The Texas Longhorns are set to host the LSU Tigers on Saturday night. This game will have huge playoff implications this season, and the winner will have a ton of momentum.

LSU earned a 55-3 victory over Georgia Southern in week 1, and they looked extremely impressive in all aspects of the game. The Tigers come into this game ranked sixth in the nation, and are one of the favorites to win the SEC this season. Texas is the 10th ranked team in the country, and played in the Big 12 title game a season ago. The Longhorns beat Louisiana Tech by a score of 45-14 in their season opener.The LSU Tigers are -5.5 point favorites over Texas in this game.

Burrow Dominant in Season Opener

It looks like LSU has found them a quarterback, and that should give them another threat on offense. Burrow threw five touchdown passes, all in the first half, in the blowout win over Georgia Southern. The Tigers are known for having one of the most consistent rushing attacks in the country, but having a quarterback who can throw is a game changer. LSU still had over 120 rushing yards in week one, but it does appear that they will be throwing the ball more this season.

It's hard to gauge the effectiveness of the LSU defense against a far inferior team in Georgia Southern. The Tigers were dominant in the season opener, but they did record just two sacks in that game. LSU had a ton of players drafted in the 2019 NFL Draft, and they will have some youngsters out on the field.

Longhorns Just Can't Stay Healthy

Texas came into the season with several injuries to their running back corps, and they lost talented freshman Jordan Whittington to injury in the season opener. Keaontay Ingram will be the Longhorns main tailback in this game, and he ran for 78 yards in the season opener. Texas will be forced to rely on quarterback Sam Ehlinger for more production in this game. Ehlinger threw four touchdown passes a season ago, and continues to improve at Texas.

The Texas defense gave up some big numbers in Big 12 games a season ago, but they did look improved in week one. The Longhorns had eight new starters take the field against Louisiana Tech, and the results were extremely positive. Texas will face a much tougher test in this one, and they will be a little bit undersized against a big and strong LSU team.

LSU Runs Away from the Texas Longhorns

This is supposed to be one of the best matchups of the entire season, but it's not going to end up that way. Texas is a solid football team, but LSU is on a whole other level than the Longhorns are. Texas is dealing with some injuries at key positions, and it is going to cost them in this game.Even though LSU will be on the road in this game, their talent and athleticism will be too much for Texas. Bet the LSU Tigers -5.5 over the Texas Longhorns.