The Alabama Crimson Tide, despite being undefeated on the year, have now dropped to the No. 2 spot in the nation. The Georgia Bulldogs have fought their way to the top as they have proven to the US sportsbook community, and ultimately the AP themselves, that they are the top dog in the nation. Naturally the Tide will be looking to retake the No. 2 spot in the country on route to avenging last year’s lost in the national title game. Alabama will get the opportunity to usurp Georgia this Saturday as they travel to Bryant-Denny Stadium to take on the LSU Tigers. The Bulldogs will be facing the unranked South Carolina Gamecocks this weekend so if the Crimson Tide is able to deliver a blowout against the No. 19 team in the country, they might just be able to reclaim that No. 1 spot. Let’s take a look at what kind of sportsbook bets players should take on this Week 10 matchup.
The latest sportsbook news has the Tide winning this match with a 21 point deficit, so it’s safe to say that Alabama should get the job done come Saturday. The program rides into this year’s rivalry against the Tigers flaunting an unblemished 8-0 record, which ranks them as the best team in the SEC West despite not being No. 1 in the country. The Alabama-LSU rivalry is one of the most popular games of the year so there’s no doubt this matchup will draw plenty of action. Bama leads the overall series 51-25-5 so in all likelihood bettors will be backing the Tide on this one. Alabama last stepped on the gridiron to face Tennessee and went on to hand them a decisive 45-7 loss.
The Tigers will be looking to regain some ground in this storied rivalry, as well as prove their merit against one of the top teams in the nation. LSU is 6-2 on the year with a 3-1 conference record that ranks them 3rd in the SEC West. The Tigers come into this game riding a 3 game winning streak, with their most recent triumph coming over Ole Miss 40-24.
Most US sportsbook bettors will be hesitant to back the Tigers on this one and it probably has something to do with the striking difference in each program’s offense. The Tide are averaging a whopping 43.0 points per game while their opponent is only putting up an average of 27.4. On defense it is a similar story; Alabama gives up 9.8 per game while LSU allots 20.0 each weekend. With those figures in mind, that spread line is starting to make a little more sense. However, 21 points still seems a little severe as the rivalry storyline should give LSU’s players added motivation to put their best foot forward this Saturday. Picking the Tigers straight up wouldn’t be that bad of a idea as well. Sure, it’s more likely than not that LSU will lose this game, even if they manage to make it competitive. But with a payout of nearly +1000, how could you not take a small risk?
US Sportsbook Betting Lines & Odds:
Alabama Crimson Tide –21 (-110) 48 ½ (-110) -1450
LSU Tigers +1450 +21 (-110) 48 ½ (-110) +950
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