Wilson’s LSU vs. Georgia Southern Betting Preview & Odds: Will Tigers Handle Triple Option?
Stephen Lew, USA Today Sports.
- 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.
The Tigers averaged 69 per game on 2017, 76 last year with an average of 84 over the last 3 games https://t.co/WqDW6WxO0v
— Collin Wilson (@_Collin1) August 29, 2019
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