LSU vs. Texas Betting Cheat Sheet: Odds, Picks & Angles for Saturday Showdown

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  • Get all the betting angles and insights you need for LSU vs. Texas, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET.

LSU at Texas Betting Odds & Pick

  • Odds: LSU -6.5
  • Over/Under: 55.5
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: ABC
  • Location: Austin, Texas

It feels like there’s hasn’t been a game in Austin with stakes this high in a long time. But tonight, we get a great one — LSU laying almost a touchdown at Texas.

The Tigers’ new spread offense and quarterback Joe Burrow have been one of the talks of college football so far, blasting UCF in the Fiesta Bowl last season and dominating Georgia Southern last week.

We’ve covered this game from just about every angle and compiled it all here. Some of the full articles are available to Action EDGE members only.

Sharp Line Movement

The point spread has moved a bunch this week (and almost a touchdown from where it was opened in the summer), but it hasn’t been the result of sharp action.

Instead, the total has been hit moving three points at many books. Get the full sharp report here.

LSU vs. Texas Betting Guide

We dove deep into this game and gave out our picks here, available to Action EDGE members.

Here’s an excerpt from Stuckey, who is eyeing the matchup between LSU’s new spread offense and Texas’ defense, which was rolling out packages with eight defensive backs:

How often will Texas DC Todd Orlando utilize his “Cowboy” package with 8 DBs against the LSU spread and how much success will it have? They certainly have enough depth at talent in the secondary, particularly at safety.

Jalen Green is also a rock solid but there are questions about the corner opposite him. How Kobe Boyce performs opposite Green could go a long way in determining the outcome of this game.

LSU has implemented a new up-tempo spread offense, which is more of a Big 12 offense than an SEC offense, so Texas has familiarity with LSU’s new style, and should be able to hang inside +7. — Stuckey

Bettors Backing Texas

Texas is a 6.5-point home ‘dog against LSU and bettors at DraftKings are taking the points. The Longhorns are getting 71% of the tickets but just 53% of the money against the Tigers.

Darren Rovell is updating his market report all day here — where the money is coming in, whether it’s sharp or public, and how bookmakers are reacting.