Wilson’s LSU vs. Georgia Southern Betting Preview & Odds: Will Tigers Handle Triple Option?

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  • LSU is a four-touchdown favorite in the latest betting odds over Georgia Southern.
  • Collin Wilson breaks down the game and tells you what to expect from the Tigers' new-look offense with Texas on deck.

LSU vs. Georgia Southern Betting Odds

  • Odds: LSU -27
  • Over/Under: 52.5
  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 31
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Location: Tiger Stadium

When LSU leached Joe Brady from the New Orleans Saints staff, it was a signal that the offensive pace would pick up in Baton Rouge.

LSU went four-wide often in the Fiesta Bowl, allowing Joe Burrow to throw for almost 400 yards in a victory over Central Florida.

Per Brody Miller of The Athletic, Ed Orgeron knew the offense had to change if the Bengal Tigers wanted to compete for a national championship.

So expect to see a different LSU offense this season.

But with Texas on deck in Week 2, we can’t expect LSU to open up the playbook all that much. The Eagles are a triple-option offense that will attempt to slow the game down. LSU may oblige, running a vanilla offense tipping nothing to the Longhorns coaching staff.

In the event LSU does decide to spend a few series slinging the ball, Georgia Southern has the chops to play a bit of defense. The Eagles take on Appalachian State and Troy yearly, getting plenty of repetition against an RPO downfield attack. Georgia Southern ranked No. 5 in opponent explosiveness on passing downs in 2018.

This should be a boring slow paced game with plenty of runs on all downs.

That should allow Georgia Southern to hang around and get the cover before LSU heads to Austin.

The Pick: Georgia Southern +27.5

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