This Saturday sees the first full weekend of the 2017 NCAA college football season kick-off, but there are a few teams who already have a game under their belt after a bit of a soft season opening last weekend and this will clearly improve their NCAAF odds. One of those teams is the BYU Cougars, as they beat the Portland State Tigers 20-6 in a season opening display that is currently making people have something to talk about with discomfort. While that showing was not what BYU had hoped for, the positive side of things is that they have 60 minutes of football under their belt, and perhaps they will have worked out some of the kinks coming into this one.For LSU, this is a new season with a new head coach pulling the strings. The Les Miles era came to an end last year after LSU once again failed to reach the heights they were expected to, and it was Ed Orgeron who was given the head coaching job, and the unenviable task of ousting the Alabama Crimson Tide from their seemingly permanent spot at the top of the SEC West. LSU will head to the Superdome as a 14 ½ point favorite, with the O/U for the game set at 47 points. This is an intriguing match-up, so let’s take a look at how it might play out after review the current betting odds for this NCAA Football match.
In Depth Analysis on the BYU Cougars vs. LSU Tigers NCAAF Odds and Game InfoWhen: Saturday, September 2 at 9:30 PM ESTWhere: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New OrleansTV: ESPNLive Stream: WatchESPNNCAAF Odds: LSU Tigers -14½ (-110)Weather Forecast
- Partly Cloudy: 26°C/79°F
- Humidity: 83%
- Precipitation: 5%
- Cloud Cover: 31%
- Wind: 3 mph ENE
- Stadium Type: N/A
- Wind Field Impact: N/A
Why Bet on BYU Cougars?Yes, the Cougars open the season with a win, but no-one is feeling comfortable with their overall performance. Defensively, this team was very much as advertised in their opener, but they looked devoid of ideas on offense, putting up just 365 yards of offense on a team that they really should have blown out of the water (BYU were 35-point favorites for that game). They are having issues sustaining drives, and simply don’t get the job ready on third down attempts.The Cougars come into this one as a 14 ½ point underdog, but they were very good ATS last season, going 9-4. It’s also worth noting that they have gone 8-2 ATS as the underdog over the past 3 seasons, so if you believe that LSU are going to simply blow them away, you may want to give your wager a second look. As far as the O/U goes, BYU has seen 8 of their last 9 games, including their season opener, go UNDER.
College Football Betting Trends
- Brigham Young is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Brigham Young’s last 9 games
Why Bet on LSU Tigers?Ed Orgeron took over this team on an interim basis last season, finishing with a 6-2 record, which included a win at the Citrus Bowl. That run was enough to get him the job on a permanent basis, but you can bet that he will be in the hot seat early if LSU do not get off to a fast start. After this one, the next batch of games are quite kind to LSU, so they will have a chance to build some serious momentum before they face the Florida Gators, which is their next major battle.The Tigers were always very good defensively under Les Miles, and the expectation is that the holdovers from that regime will continue to stifle the opposition. The big question now is whether Orgeron can coax something special out of his offense. If he can, the Tigers may well become a dark horse in the SEC West.
College Football Betting Trends
- Louisiana State Tigers are 6-2 ATS in its last 8 college football games
- The Louisiana State Tigers are 6-2 SU in its last 8 college football games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Louisiana State Tigers’ last 12 college football games