LSU vs Texas A&M Week 13 Expert Betting Pick
Texas A&M and LSU will tangle on Thanksgiving night in the 55th meeting of their rivalry. LSU leads the all- time series, 31-20, with 3 ties, although the Tigers have won the last five, all part of the teams’ SEC West rivalry. Last year, LSU ground out a 19-7 win at home. Also, you can check for more college football odds by clicking here.
LSU vs Texas A&M Week 13 Expert Betting Pick & TV Info
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Why should you bet on LSU?
Leonard Fournette is back to carry the ball. However, teams showed in the second half of last season that they could load up in the box and dare the Tigers to pass — and the Tigers couldn’t pass. Brandon Harris returns at quarterback with a year of tough lessons, and he should be better. If the Tigers can muster enough of a passing game to make opponents respect it, that will open up room for Fournette. The defense changes to a 3-4, at least as much as possible, and all of their defensive line returns. Their secondary is terrific, led by safety Jamal Adams, while the linebackers will be young, but fast.
Why should you put your money on the Aggies?
Noel Mazzone comes in as the new offensive coordinator, and the Aggies have replaced their two quarterbacks who transferred out with Trevor Knight, who was the backup at Oklahoma but comes to town as a graduate transfer to lead the Aggie offense. The running game will be decent — but not overwhelming. The offensive line permitted 37 sacks last year, so improvement is definitely needed there. The Aggie defense ranked #51 last year, with an improved passing defense. Myles Garrett is an NFL-talent pass rusher, so Texas A&;M will make Harris get rid of the ball quickly.
My Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like some of the changes that the Aggies have made, but I still don’t think they’re ready to beat LSU. I think the Tigers will have more of a multifaceted offense and will win, 27-20.