Betting sites favor the Miami Hurricanes to get the win against the LSU Tigers. But not just win. the Canes may have their own version of Fast and Furious. However, football isn’t like racing. Winning isn’t just winning. There are wins and then there are wins. To be more precise, there are straight-up wins and against-the-spread wins. Fortunately for The U, the three-point spread is small enough that they could very well cover it. Even more fortunately, there may exist the risk that too much focus on offense may lead the Tigers to neglect defense. And that, according to Scott Rabalais of The Advocate, is tantamount to anathema in Louisiana. On the other hand, LSU’s offense might just be able to keep the Tigers within the three-point spread.
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Head coach Ed Orgeron and offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger have been preaching the gospel of the spread offense lately. Let’s say they deliver on that promise. And let’s say they also deliver on the premise of the promise. Which is that, whether or not they score, spread offenses are not on the field for long periods. Which on turn means that the defenses has to be out there more often. That’s an extra burden on the secondary, but LSU players think they can handle it. “It’s a tough deal when the offense scores on one play or they go three-and-out and you’re back on the field,” safety Grant Delpit said. “It’s just part of football. More plays on the field mean more opportunities to be great.”
On the other hand, the offensive line is looking good. Especially senior guard Garrett Brumfield. At least according to Coach O. “[He’s] from right here in Baton Rouge; a tremendous leader, great representation of the LSU Tigers,” Orgeron said. “He is one of the best leaders on our football team.” The question is whether there is anyone left to lead, with Will Clapp, Toby Weathersby, and KJ Malone all gone.
I miss Drew McIntyre’s old entrance team. It said, “You never hear the shot that takes you down.” The same words can describe sophomore Hurricanes wide receivers Jeff Thomas and Michael Harley. They’re like The Flash and Johnny Quick. “Speed kills,’’ offensive coordinator Thomas Brown said. “Those guys can run, and run all day.’’ Then again, they’re so fast they sometimes zig when they should zag. For example when Thomas fumbled against Clemson in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Harley played 11 games and started five last season, and had nine receptions for 91 yards. Thomas played 13 and started four, and 17 receptions for 374 yards and two touchdowns. “Those guys are so fast, so twitchy off the ball,’’ cornerback Trajan Bandy said. “They help me, playing the nickel position, because I have to go against the quickest, fastest guys on the football field.” Like Bill Murray said in Ghostbusters II, “Two in the box, ready to go. We be fast, and they be slow! We’re the best, we’re the beautiful!” Speed kills all right, and very likely, speed can also cover the spread set by betting sites.
LSU Tigers vs. Miami Hurricanes Sportsbook Odds & Info
- Date: September 2, 2018
- Time: 6:30 pm
- Best online sportsbooks odds from MyBookie.ag:
- Miami Florida -3 -108
- LSU +3 -112
Betting sites trends
- The Tigers are 3-2 SU in their last five games.
- The Tigers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games.
- The total has gone under in four of the Tigers’ last five games.
- The Canes are 0-3 SU in their last three games.
- The Canes are 0-4 ATS in their last four games.
- The total has gone under in nine of the Canes’ last 11 games.