NCAA Football Championship Betting: The Case For the LSU Tigers
The LSU Tigers have had a tremendous season, compiling a 14-0 record behind a record-setting offense. A critical coaching move was made. A Heisman Trophy winner was produced. And Ed Orgeron’s team is on the brink of a national championship.
They’ll have a chance to finish the job in front of a lot of friendly fans. The title game takes place on Monday night at the Superdome (8 PM ET, ABC). But the obstacle is big – the defending national champion Clemson Tigers.
And in the odds at BetAnySports, where you can get reduced juice as well as Sports Betting Ultra, LSU is laying points in the game:
Clemson Tigers vs. LSU Tigers Betting Odds
|Clemson||+5 (-110)||66½ (-110)||+170|
|LSU||-5 (-110)||66½ (-110)||-200|
So what can we say that would make LSU’s case in this game? Here it is….
The Offense is Unstoppable
Everybody has tried. But only Auburn has slowed this team down to any reasonable extent. Joe Brady, a former assistant with the New Orleans Saints, came in as a “passing game coordinator” and brought Ohio State transfer Joe Burrow to life with a run-pass option (RPO) scheme. And all Burrow did was win the Heisman, completing 77.6% of his passes. And he had 55 TD passes, seven of them in the first half against Oklahoma as LSU built a 49-14 halftime lead.
Burrow has amazing receivers around him. They are led by Ja’Marr Chase, the winner of the Biletnikoff Award (college football’s top receiver). A team that looked as if it was stuck in the mud last season is #1 in the nation in offense. Burrow won the Heisman Trophy. Clyde Edwards-Helarie (coming off a hamstring) averaged 6.5 yards a carry. The Bayou Bengals can hurt you in many different ways.
These Guys Are Battle-Tested
There is a lot of talk about Clemson’s experience in the playoff games. And with two titles, that’s justified. But THOSE Tigers did not play a schedule quite like THESE Tigers this season. LSU played and beat no less than SIX teams who were, at the time, ranked in the top ten. And only Alabama and Auburn got to within two touchdowns of them.
The Defense is Underrated
LSU’s defense has been overshadowed by its offense. But they have done more than a fine job this season. One must consider that they were tenth in the nation in Passing Efficiency Defense and limited opposing ground games to 3.7 yards per carry.
In the opinion of some, LSU has the best secondary in the nation. It’s led by Grant Delpit, an All-American safety. And freshman Derek Stingley came right into the lineup and became a shutdown corner, making the All-American team as well.
Stingley has a legacy. His grandfather was Daryl Stingley, the former New England Patriot who was paralyzed by a hit from Jack Tatum, a former Oakland Raider, in 1978.
There is no question that this secondary is capable enough. They’ll go against Tee Higgins, who suffered a head injury against Ohio State two weeks ago, and Justyn Ross, who averaged 21.7 per catch last year, only to be held to 12.9 this season.
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