LSU vs. Georgia Southern College Football Best Bets, Odds and Analysis

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The LSU Tigers are 26.5-point home favorites over the Georgia Southern Eagles, as the online sports betting USA spread goes for the NCAA Football game on August 31st at 6:30 pm CT at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA.

LSU Tigers vs. Georgia Southern Eagles Betting Lines

Georgia Southern +28 (-110) 53½ (-110) +2750
LSU -28 (-110) 53½ (-110) -6000
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Betting Georgia Southern Eagles

The 2018 Eagles went 10-3 SU, 6-2 in Sun Belt play, and 9-4 ATS according to the best online sportsbooks. GS finished in third place in the East Division. The season ended with a 23-21 win over Eastern Michigan in the Camellia Bowl. Although they failed to cover the online sports betting USA spread. The Eagles enjoyed the biggest turnaround in the NCAA in 2018. They went from a 2-10 record in 2017 to the aforementioned 10-3. Additionally, GS set a new record by losing only five turnovers in the season. The previous record (8) was held by six teams, including the LSU Tigers in 2017. Not bad for Chad Lunsford’s, Bob DeBesse’s, and Scot Sloan’s first season as head coach and offensive and defensive coordinator, respectively.

Now GS wants to steal a page from Jim C. Collins’s book and go from “good to great.” “We’re trying to figure out how to go from a good season, to a great season,” Lunsford said. “To go from 10-3 last year, to whatever this year is going to look like, it’s going to be about the little things. “So we understand that going from good to great has a lot to do with paying attention to detail and taking care of those little things.”

Betting LSU Tigers

The Tigers finished 2018 with a record of 10-3 SU, 5-3 (SEC), and 7-6 against the online sports betting USA spread. LSU finished the regular season tied for second place in the West Division. The school was invited to the Fiesta Bowl where they snapped UCF’s active 25-game winning streak. redshirt junior quarterback Joe Burrow finished with 2,894 passing yards and 23 total touchdowns (16 passing and seven rushing). Senior running back Nick Brossette led the team with 1,039 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. Defensive backs Grant Delpit and Greedy Williams, and linebacker Devin White were named consensus All-Americans. Accordingly, LSU ranked No. 24 in total defense, allowing 21.8 points, 200.1 passing yards, and 138.6 rushing yards per game.

Could all of this success have gone to the Tigers’ head? Have they grown complacent and lazy and fat as if they were in captivity? LSU Mass Communications professor Robert Mann seems to think they have. Mann complained that “across campus [from the Tigers’ new $28 million locker room], I vacuum my faculty office with a Dust Devil I bought from Walmart.” Burrow tweeted back that Mann shouldn’t “feel entitled to the fruits of our labor.” But really, is anyone entitled to “lockers that turn into pods”? Except maybe the Pod People from Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Perhaps the professor should feel entitled to the fruits of Burrow’s labor if those fruits were peas. Which come in a pod. I’ll stop now.

LSU Tigers vs. Georgia Southern Eagles Prediction

LSU’s facilities are not a concern for Brossette, Williams or White, who have made the leap to the NFL. Burrow and Delpit remain, but can they led the Tigers’ offense and defense to newer heights? The former is working toward reaching Alabama levels of point-scoring. And the latter features the No. 1 and No. 3 top ten defensive backs in the country (Delpit, Kristian Fulton). So I guess the answer is yes. Georgia Southern was a covering machine last season, but the only school of note they played was Clemson. All things considered, LSU players are pretty much obligated to justify their pod-lockers on the field. Here’s to counting on that.