The No. 6 Alabama Crimson Tide (7-1, 5-0 SEC) are set to host the No. 14 LSU Tigers (6-2, 4-1 SEC) in a key SEC West matchup on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. Both teams are coming off bye weeks and playing great football heading into this matchup. The Tigers have won three straight, including a 62-0 blowout win over Army on Oct. 21. The Crimson Tide are riding a six-game winning streak after defeating Tennessee 34-20 in their last outing. Alabama leads the all-time rivalry 55–27–5. The game will be nationally televised on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.
Kickoff is set for 7:45 p.m. ET at Bryant-Denny. The Crimson are 3-point favorites in the latest LSU vs. Alabama odds from SportsLine consensus. The over/under is 61.5. Before making any Alabama vs. LSU picks or bets, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from SportsLine football expert Jimmie Kaylor.
Kaylor is a NFL, college football and DFS expert for SportsLine, who has covered the NFL and college football for close to a decade as a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. His background as a former college football All-American and NFL player gives him a unique perspective when building his fantasy lineups and locking in his betting picks. He has his finger on the pulse of the college football landscape and has been cashing in big for the last two years.
Kaylor has been red-hot all season, going 40-17-2 on his college football best bets for SportsLine this season so far. Anyone who has followed his picks is way up.
Now, he has set his sights on LSU vs. Alabama and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Kaylor’s picks. Here are several college football odds and betting lines for Alabama vs. LSU:
- LSU vs. Alabama spread: Alabama -3
- LSU vs. Alabama over/under: 61.5
- LSU vs. Alabama money line: Alabama -161, LSU +135
- BAMA: The Crimson Tide are 5-3 against the spread in 2023.
- LSU: The Tigers are 4-3 against the spread in 2023.
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Why Alabama can cover
The Tide rank right up there with Georgia as one of the top defensive teams in the SEC. Alabama enters this matchup allowing 306.4 total yards and 16.5 points per game. They are outstanding against the pass, allowing 197.6 yards per game, which should match up well against LSU’s top ranked passing attack.
Offensively, Alabama continues to improve with quarterback Jalen Milroe at the helm. The 6-foot-2 sophomore is one of the most physically gifted quarterbacks in college football, but has battled inconsistencies all season. He enters this matchup with 1,617 yards, 13 touchdowns, and five interceptions. He’ll be facing a depleted LSU defense that has been susceptible in 2023. See which team to pick at SportsLine.
Why LSU can cover
The Tigers are one of the most explosive offensive teams in college football. LSU enters this matchup ranked first in the SEC in points per game (47.4), passing yards per game (339.9), and total yards per game (552.9), and second in rushing yards per game (213.0). They will face a tough test against a strong Alabama defense, but this team can score points in bunches against any opponent.
Leading the way for LSU is senior quarterback Jayden Daniels. The former Arizona State transfer has played well enough in his second season in Baton Rouge to insert himself into the Heisman Trophy conversation. Daniels enters this matchup completing 73.1% of his passes for 2,573 yards, 25 touchdowns, and three interceptions. See which team to back at SportsLine.
How to make LSU vs. Alabama picks
Kaylor has analyzed this matchup from every angle and he’s leaning Over on the point total. He has also discovered a critical X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the spread. He’s only sharing what it is, and which side to back, at SportsLine.
Who wins Alabama vs. LSU on Saturday, and which critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see LSU vs. Alabama picks, all from the expert who has covered college football for over a decade and is 40-17-2 on his best bets in 2023, and find out.