The Auburn Tigers hit the road to meet the LSU Tigers in a clash of two SEC West teams. It was a slow start for LSU, losing their opening game to UCLA. But, they did well to bounce back and collect three straight victories, with the most recent one being a narrow 28 to 25 victory against Mississippi State. Meanwhile, the Auburn Tigers have the same win-loss record, collecting wins against Akron, Alabama State, and Georgia State. It’s been a good weekend for LSU after they took down Georgia State 34 to 24.
Week 5 of the NCAA football presents us with another set of exciting games, and this Auburn vs. LSU bout is not to be missed. That being said, NitroBetting delivers a complete preview for fans and bettors alike. Below, we provide you with game details, team and player statistics, and the latest College Football odds. In addition, you can find timely betting trends and expert betting predictions that help you lock in the best picks. Be sure to check out for more sports betting odds and lines, exclusively at our online Bitcoin sportsbook.
Auburn vs. LSU Game Information
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- When: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: WELR Eagle 102.3 (Auburn) / Eagle 98.1 FM (LSU)
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Football Odds: Auburn Tigers (+3.5) / LSU Tigers (-3.5)
Why Bet on the Auburn Tigers?
Auburn defended their home-field well against the Panthers last week. In their winning efforts, the team found 419 total yards. Despite falling behind their opponents by 101 yards in rushing, head coach Bryan Harsin found ways to give his team the edge. Bo Nix finished his shift with 156 yards on 13/27 passing. Quarterback T.J.
Finley spared no time in his return, recording 97 yards on 9-of-16 passing and a touchdown. Kobe Hudson and Shedrick Jackson led the receiving end with 76 and 76 yards, respectively, while Jackson added a touchdown on 4 receptions. Moreover, Jarquez Hunter and Cartavious Bigsby introduced more balance to Auburn’s offense. Hunter recorded a team-high 62 yards on 10 carries while Bigsby rushed for 60 yards on 18 carries.
Taking a look at how Auburn performed defensively, it was Chandler Wooten who played the focal point that night. The linebacker had 12 tackles (6 solo), while Colby Wooden followed closely with 8 tackles (5 solo). Eku Leota and Donovan Kaufman had 1 sack each and the duo of Derrick Hall and T.D. Moultry shared a sack assist. Smoke Monday is the only player to produce an interception for the team.
Why Bet on the LSU Tigers?
The Tigers escaped Mississippi State with a 3-point win last Saturday. In their winning efforts, it’s tough to see how they escaped the wrath of the Bulldogs. LSU trailed by over 140 total yards and over 50 rushing yards. Their opponents also outperformed them in passing. Nonetheless, the Tigers kept their heads down and produced a victory by the final whistle.
Max Johnson was the highlight player of the game, ending his night with 280 yards on 17-of-27 passing, 4 touchdowns, and an interception. The quarterback enjoyed the services of wide receiver Kayshon Boutte, who listed a team-high 85 yards and 2 touchdowns on 4 receptions. Trey Palmer and Kole Taylor also had one touchdown apiece and combined for 99 yards.
Defensively, Damone Clark spearheaded the side with 15 tackles (8 solo) that night. Cameron Lewis was second best with 6 tackles (5 solo), while Ali Gaye had 6 tackles (4 solo) and the only sack of the night. In addition, Cordale Flott provided some more reinforcement with 8 tackles (4 solo) and the only defensive interception of LSU.
Having a three-game winning streak puts LSU in a favorable position coming into the game. Put that together with four straight games where the team scored 25 points and above in each one makes this squad a threat.
Auburn vs. LSU State Betting Trends
- Auburn is 2-3 in its last 5 away games.
- Auburn is 2-3 against the spread in its last 5 away games.
- The totals have gone over in 4 of Auburn’s last 5 games.
- LSU is 4-1 in its last 5 home games.
- LSU is 3-2 against the spread in its last 5 home games.
- The totals have gone under in 2 of LSU’s last 5 games.
Auburn vs. LSU Expert Betting Predictions
If Auburn can keep the pace going, there’s a good chance that they put pressure on LSU this weekend. Covering the spread should be doable for the team. But make no mistake, Auburn does not have the luxury of putting its guard down here. LSU is anticipated to go all out and keep the momentum going and start strong. Although LSU is the favorite Tigers team in this contest, we cannot overlook the abilities and the resilience of Auburn and head coach Bryan Harsin. Ultimately, we anticipate a close game between the two on Sunday night.
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