LSU vs. Mississippi State Betting Odds: Derek Stingley Jr. Out, Spread Falls Off Key Number
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LSU vs. Mississippi State Odds
|LSU Odds||-15 [BET NOW]|
|Mississippi State Odds||+15 [BET NOW]|
|Over/Under||57 [BET NOW]|
|Time||3:30 p.m. ET|
Odds as of 11:40 a.m. ET and via PointsBet, where you can win $125 if Miami scores a single point tonight vs. FSU.
How important is cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. to LSU football?
Two-points-off-a-key-number important, apparently.
For much of the week, Saturday afternoon’s LSU-Mississippi State spread was hovering right around the key number of 17 — with the reigning champs obviously favored.
But with the news that their star corner would miss the game with an illness — one that’s reportedly not related to COVID-19 — that spread immediately dropped down to a consensus of -15. The total also ticked up a half point from 56.5 to 57.
Given the greater variance of player skill in the college game, it’s far more common to see a spread move as a result of a missing player. But still, a two-point move — off a key number, no less — for a defensive player says a lot about how much respect the betting market has for Stingley.