NCAA Football Game of the Week: LSU Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide

All eyes will be on Tuscaloosa, Alabama on Saturday afternoon when the top two teams in the country square off. The LSU Tigers will be visiting the Alabama Crimson Tide in a game that will have huge SEC and College Football Playoff implications. There are some injury concerns for each team, but you should expect the best players to suit up for this epic battle.

Alabama is the top ranked team in college football, and they have steamrolled their way to a perfect 8-0 record this season. The Crimson Tide are outscoring their opponents by an average of 33 points per game, and are always tough to beat at home. LSU is also a perfect 8-0 this season, but they have had a few close calls along the way. The Tigers have impressive wins over Texas and Florida already this season.The Alabama Crimson Tide are -6.5 point favorites over the LSU Tigers in this game.

Burrow Keeps Impressing For LSU

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow is having a terrific season, and he has thrown his name into the Heisman Trophy conversation. Burrow has thrown for over 2,800 yards this season and is completing an astonishing 78 percent of his passes. The gunslinger has thrown 30 touchdown passes to just four interceptions, but he will be facing his toughest test of the season in this game. Look for LSU to try and establish the run in this game to keep pressure off of their star QB.

Defense is usually a staple of the LSU Tigers football team, and they have been solid this season. LSU is allowing 20.0 points per game, but they have found a way to slow down some terrific offenses. The Tigers have a terrific secondary with Grant Delpit and Derek Stingley Jr. leading the way, although both players are a bit banged up heading into this game.

Alabama Will Need Their Defense

The Crimson Tide will need their defense to be at their best if they are going to slow down the explosive LSU Tigers. Alabama is allowing just 15.3 points per game this season, but this will be the best offense they have faced. The Crimson Tide are averaging just over 2.0 sacks per game, and they will need to find a way to get some pressure on Burrow in this game.

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is expected to play in this game against LSU, but he will not be at 100 percent. Tagovailoa is having another terrific season for Alabama, and has thrown 27 touchdowns to just two interceptions. The Crimson Tide also have a dominant running back in Najee Harris, and they will likely feed him a ton in this game. Harris is averaging close to six yards per carry, and is a load to bring to the ground.

Crimson Tide Wins At Home

Both teams have been extremely impressive this season, and they both are deserving of a berth in the College Football Playoffs. This isn't the first time that these teams have met while at the top of the rankings, and Alabama has a history of winning these games. The LSU offense has been impressive this season, but the Crimson Tide get it done on both sides of the ball.Take the Alabama Crimson Tide -6.5 over the LSU Tigers in this huge SEC Showdown.