The contest will be played today, Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL. Kickoff will be at 3:30 pm ET. The weather, which will feature temperatures in the mid-50s around game-time, is not expected to be a factor. This is a big game and along with the over/under pick, we’re offering a point spread pick too. Read our LSU vs Alabama point point spread pick here.
LSU vs Alabama Totals Pick – Stats
On offense, LSU is averaging 377.6 YPG in the air and 158.3 on the ground. Their D is keeping teams at 97.9 YPG, while they are giving up 217.5 YPG in the air. The Crimson Tide offense is putting up 338.6 YPG in passing and 168.0 YPG in rushing. The Tide’s defense is allowing 127.4 YPG on the ground, which is a bit more then they’d probably like, and just 180.1 YPG in the air.
The big question is which wins in this one, defense or offense? A look at trends may help decide.
SEC South – Tigers vs Crimson Tide Trends and Questions
LSU will be without LB Michael Divinity who posted 22 tackles and three sacks this season. That could affect this side of the ball for the Tigers. However, the LB unit is deep and the secondary is one of the best around.
Our LSU vs Alabama Totals Pick
By the way, in our LSU vs Alabama totals pick we’ve listed the Tigers as #1 and the Tide as #2 in the nation. That’s according to the AP Top 25. The College Football Playoffs Ranking have Ohio State as number one in the nation with LSU ranked second and Alabama third. This is the first week for those rankings.
What is our pick concerning the over/under? We think LSU Joe Burrow, who is one of the top four most productive and efficient college quarterbacks in the nation, will create a lot of scoring opportunities. He has three major receivers who can deliver and the LSU rush attack is solid. Tagovailoa is not ranked as high as Burrow, he’s seventh in the nation, but the guy has 27 TD passes. If he plays, even injured, he and his three primary pass catchers could do a lot of damage quickly. We’re going with a 38 – 30 score and that puts us over.