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College Football Betting Preview: LSU Tigers vs. Missouri Tigers

October 7, 2023


The LSU Tigers were supposed to be one of the best teams in college football this season and although they are ranked in the Top 25 they have struggled this season while the Missouri Tigers are one of only three teams that remain undefeated in the SEC. LSU will travel to take on the Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Missouri on Saturday afternoon for week 6 of the college football season. Will Missouri remain undefeated or will LSU bounce back from their loss against the Ole Miss Rebels with a win in this matchup? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.

The LSU Tigers enter this game ranked 23rd in the AP Poll and 23rd in the Coaches Poll with a record of 3-2 following a 49-55 loss on the road against the Ole Miss Rebels while failing to cover the 3-point spread as a road favorite in week 5 of the college football season. LSU scored 49 points while compiling a total of 637 total yards offensively which included 414 passing yards and 223 rushing yards while allowing 55 points and 706 total yards defensively which included 389 passing yards and 317 rushing yards. Jayden Daniels led the team in passing, completing 27 of 36 attempts for 414 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 99 yards and a touchdown. Logan Diggs led the team in rushing with 19 carries for 101 yards and two touchdowns while adding two receptions for 22 yards. Brian Thomas Jr. led the team in receiving, catching eight of ten targets for 124 yards and three touchdowns.

Missouri enters this game ranked 21st in the AP Poll and 22nd in the Coaches Poll with a record of 5-0 following a 38-21 win on the road against the Vanderbilt Commodores while covering the 14-point spread as a road favorite in week 5 of the college football season. The Tigers scored 38 points while compiling a total of 532 yards offensively which included 395 passing yards and 137 rushing yards while allowing 21 points and 300 total yards defensively which included 259 passing yards and 41 rushing yards. Brady Cook led the team in passing, completing 33 of 41 attempts for 395 yards and four touchdowns while adding six yards rushing. Nathaniel Peat led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 71 yards. Luther Burden III led the team in receiving, catching 11 of 13 targets for 140 yards and two touchdowns.

BookMaker has the LSU Tigers listed as 4.5-point favorites on the road against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday afternoon in week 6 of the college football season. The teams have split the two matchups all-time in the series while both going 1-1 ATS in those contests. LSU is 2-3 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS on the road, 2-3 ATS as a favorite, and 1-2 ATS in conference games this season while the Missouri Tigers are 3-2 ATS overall, 1-2 ATS at home, 1-0 ATS as an underdog, and 1-0 ATS in conference games on the year.

LSU is the more talented team this season, however, Missouri enters this game with a better record and is the higher-ranked team. The Missouri Tigers have also been the slightly better team at covering the spread this season going 3-2 ATS overall while the LSU Tigers are 2-3 ATS overall. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the Missouri Tigers +5 on BookMaker for this matchup on Saturday afternoon in week 6 of the college football season. 

Spooky Express Pick: Missouri Tigers +5