Army vs LSU Prediction & Picks: Bet Another Tigers Over

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Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images. Pictured: Jayden Daniels (LSU)

  • The Army Black Knights and LSU Tigers will take the field in Baton Rouge for a Saturday evening college football contest.
  • The Tigers come into this game as big favorites of -32, while the over/under stands at 59.5.
  • John Feltman breaks down Army vs LSU and shares his top prediction and pick below.

Army vs LSU Odds

Saturday, Oct. 21
7:30 p.m. ET
SEC Network
Army Odds
-115o / -105u
LSU Odds
-115o / -105u
Odds via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute NCAAF odds here.

Let's head down to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where the LSU Tigers will host the Army Black Knights.

LSU is coming off back-to-back wins, while Army was blanked at home last week against Troy.

There's a clear side to take in this matchup, so let's make an Army vs. LSU betting pick and prediction.

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Army Black Knights

It's been a tough season for the Black Knights, as head coach Jeff Monken's team continues to transition out of the triple option.

This offense has been tough to watch at times, as Army is still trying to establish an offensive identity.

The Black Knights are still running the ball at a 75% clip, but eventually, the plan is for the triple-option to become extinct in this program.

I don't really see too many bright spots on this offense, except for the ability to prevent Havoc and get a push on the offensive line. This should help against an atrocious LSU defense, and many explosive runs could be in the forecast.

Monken could be extra aggressive, considering his team enters as 32.5-point underdogs. A lot of fourth and shorts could determine whether Army allows the Tigers to start with the ball in prime field position.

Defensively, Army's strength remains in the secondary. Normally, I'd be encouraged against an elite passing attack, but LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels has proven capable of shredding any opponent he faces.

Army creates almost no Havoc and its defensive front has been getting pushed around all season (108th in Line Yards).

I could see this defense becoming fatigued early, as I don't see any way it can slow down LSU's offense.

LSU Tigers

Daniels has arguably been the best player in college football this season, aside from Michael Penix Jr.

LSU's offense is nothing without him, and he's the main reason it's had so much success.

I'm sure head coach Brian Kelly will continue to lose sleep over the tough losses against Ole Miss and Florida State, as the Tigers are presumably out of the College Football Playoff picture.

LSU is inside the top 10 in the majority of offensive metrics and is notably second in the nation in Passing Success Rate. There aren't many flaws on the offensive side of the ball, and despite Army having a stringy secondary, I have no doubts that the Tigers will put up a ton of points.

Defensively, LSU is full of problems.

Week after week, the Tigers continue to get manhandled, which could set up some explosive plays for Army's offense.

Army vs LSU

Matchup Analysis

Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Army and LSU match up statistically:

Army Offense vs LSU Defense
Rush Success89106
Line Yards4185
Pass Success67107
Finishing Drives79126
Quality Drives67122
LSU Offense vs Army Defense
Rush Success285
Line Yards5108
Pass Success827
Finishing Drives712
Quality Drives262
Pace of Play / Other
PFF Tackling6946
PFF Coverage4594
Special Teams SP+9490
Middle 84718
Seconds per Play30.4 (125)26.8 (66)
Rush Rate74.8% (3)53.8% (58)

Army vs LSU

Betting Prediction & Picks

There's no way I can back Army in this spot, given the fact that LSU is a complete juggernaut on offense.

If I had more faith in Army's offense to sustain long drives, I would think differently. However, this is an over play all the way.

LSU could score 50 by itself, and I don't have any reason to believe the Tigers will be contained in this matchup. LSU's defense could also easily give up multiple explosive runs, so I think Army could put up some points as well.

I really wish I could back the Black Knights here, but I trust the over way more.

Let's hope the Tigers don't come out flat and put on an offensive show for their home fans.

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