Why Bet on LSU to Win the 2020 College Football Championship?

Posted by Derrick Harper on January 8, 2020 in

The College Football Championship game for the College Football season will be played on Monday at the Mercedes-Benz Dome in New Orleans, Louisiana and will pit the LSU Tigers against the Clemson Tigers. LSU has opened as the favorites for this game with a heavy spread of minus-7 according to MyBookie. There is good reason as they have spent most of the year ranked as the top team while playing the toughest schedule in the country. Let’s dive into why LSU will win this game and prove to be the safe NCAAF bet to become champions.

Why Bet on LSU to Win the 2020 College Football Championship?

Defensive & Offensive Studs

LSU offensively is a juggernaut. They broke nearly every record for a playoff game in just under 30 minutes of gameplay against Oklahoma in the Peach Bowl. What they did not accomplish in the first half they took down in the second half on their way to 692 total yards. Joe Burrow has been well documented as the top QB in the country after winning the Heisman Trophy and he did not disappoint in his last game out as he posted an absurd seven passing touchdowns.

Most of those were on deep balls he had to put on the money in order for the receiver to come down with it and he just was perfect. He went 29-39 in that game to put him closer to the single season completion percentage record which he is currently on pace to break. He is also throwing to the best receivers in all of college football with Ja’marr Chase and Justin Jefferson.

On the Ground

Running Back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was banged up going into the Oklahoma game and it was a major win for LSU to not have to ride him too hard so they could nurse him back to health. He should be full go for the most important game of the year against Clemson. His 1,304 rushing yards with 16 touchdowns makes him a crucial part of this offense for the Bayou Bengals and he routinely adds a receiving threat out of the backfield as he has over 50 catches and five touchdowns.

The Defense is the unit that doesn’t get the attention it deserves as they are only allowing 15 points a game since they got their leader back healthy in Grant Delpit who won the Thorpe award for best defensive back.

The scary thing is true freshman Derek Stingley Jr. has been just as good as corner. He leads the team with six interceptions and 15 pass breakups and as a result most teams just rather trying to pick on the corner opposite of him. Jacoby Stevens is no joke either as he is second on the team in tackles while also accumulating five sacks in more of a hard hitting box safety role. Make no mistake this secondary is absolutely loaded and will make life for Trevor Lawrence rather difficult.

Staff Loaded

The LSU Tigers won the following awards this season, Coach of the year went to Ed Orgeron, Top assistant coach went to Joe Brady who is the passing game coach, Burrow obviously won the Heisman, Delpit won the Thorpe, and Ja’marr Chase won the Biletnikoff trophy for top receiver in the country. This team is loaded with talent and has already faced six opponents ranked in the top 10 and are undefeated.

This year looks to be the perfect storm for LSU as they have a complete roster with a mix of the best skill players offensively while also deploying a defense that is capable of taking everything away from you on the defensive side of the ball. Oh and they will also be playing in their home state with some of the most loyal and raucous fans in the country. The LSU Tigers are a mere formality away from winning the championship in what will finish as a dream season.