The #21 Mississippi State Bulldogs face off against the #7 LSU Tigers Saturday night at 7:00 ET. College football odds are at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
Mississippi St. started the year undefeated after seven weeks and ready to slay the dragon when they took on fellow unbeaten Alabama. The problem was that the Bulldogs schedule included the bottom of the SEC and non-conference opponents such as Troy, South Alabama, Middle Tennessee St, and Jacksonville St. Over that span, they went 5-2 ATS, until they ran into Alabama and Texas A&M, where they went 0-2 SU and ATS, being outscored a combined 76-20.
LSU has had a much tougher road than Mississippi St, well at least the past four weeks. They have had home games against Alabama and South Carolina, going 1-1 SU and ATS, and road games against Florida and Texas A&M, again, going 1-1 SU and ATS. All of these games were decided by 8 points or less. Overall for the year, the Tigers have been less than a sure thing from a betting perspective. They are 4-5 ATS, and 3-5 ATS as a favorite.
LSU is favored by 15 ½. While it may seem harsh to label Mississippi St. a fraud, that’s what they are. They only beat Troy by 6. LSU has had trouble covering this year though, but they should be able to beat the Bulldogs by more than 3 touchdowns. Take LSU and lay the 15 ½ but first get the sports odds.