The LSU Tigers wrap up their regular season on Saturday against the Texas A&M Aggies (6 p.m. CT, ESPN). This is head coach Ed Orgeron’s final game at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, and the Tigers can still gain bowl eligibility win a win over the Aggies.
LSU (5-6 SU, 4-6-1 ATS) is coming off a 27-14 win over Louisiana-Monroe, while Texas A&M (8-3 SU, 7-4 ATS) dominated Prairie View A&M by a score of 52-3 last week.
LSU Vs Texas A&M Betting Odds
Ranked as the No. 15 team in the country, Texas A&M is favored by about a touchdown in this matchup. Most notable sportsbooks list the Aggies as 6.5-point favorites.
The total can be found between 46.5 and 47.5. No matter which side you are looking to back, shop around to make sure you are getting the best lines and odds available. The UNDER is 7-4 for both LSU and Texas A&M this season.
|LSU Spread||Texas A&M Spread||LSU Money Line||Texas A&M Money Line||Total|
|DraftKings||+6.5 (-110)||-6.5 (-110)||+195||-240||47 (OV -105, UN -115)|
|FanDuel||+6.5 (-108)||-6.5 (-112)||+210||-265||47.5 (OV -105, UN -114)|
|Caesars||+6.5 (-110)||-6.5 (-110)||+205||-250||46.5 (OV -110, UN -110)|
|PointsBet||+6.5 (-110)||-6.5 (-110)||+195||-245||47 (OV -105, UN -115)|
Point Spread Analysis And Pick
It has been a bit of a rocky season in Baton Rouge, but with a record of 5-6, the Tigers can still reach bowl eligibility with a win in this one. It’s clear they have not given up on their season, as they have played tough over the last few weeks. LSU’s last two losses have been by a combined nine points.
The Tigers have also played well as a home underdogs in recent memory. They are 5-2-1 ATS in their last eight games as a home underdog. In Orgeron’s last game at Tiger Stadium, look for the Tigers to play with a little extra fire.
LSU has done a great job of staying out of its own way, as it is the third-least penalized team in the country. The Tigers are giving up 33 penalty yards per game. On the other side, Texas A&M is giving up 61.8 penalty yards per game, which ranks 95th in the country.
Neither offense has been very explosive, so it would be somewhat surprising to see a blowout either way in this one. In that scenario, consider taking the points with LSU at home. This is a spot in which it has thrived recently, and it should be playing with a little extra motivation.
When betting the spread, take the Tigers (+6.5).
Over/Under Analysis And Pick
LSU’s offense is not setting the world on fire, but neither is Texas A&M’s. Of 14 SEC teams, Texas A&M ranks 11th with 400.3 yards per game, while LSU ranks 12th with 370.0 yards per game.
LSU scored 27 points against ULM last week, but the offense stalled a few times and did not look particularly great. Prior to that 27-point performance, the Tigers scored 13, 14, and 17 points in their previous 3 games.
Both offenses play at a relatively slow pace, and the Aggies like to emphasize the run game. That could keep the clock running at a decent pace. Both teams should be looking to put together long drives and win the field position battle, which could lead to a relatively low-scoring affair.
Both teams are used to playing low-scoring games, as the under is a combined 14-8 for these teams this season.
In terms of the total, roll with the UNDER (47.5).