Tigers underdogs in road games

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  1. Randy70

    Randy70 Founding Member

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    According to collegefootballnews.com, LSU is an early underdog in 2 or the 3 big road games this season. They quote the Oasis Casino as having Auburn -1.5 points over LSU, Georgia -4 over the Tigers, and LSU favored by 1 over Florida.
     
  2. Ellis Hugh

    Ellis Hugh Space Wrangler

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    Good. I hate being favored. It's a psycological thing for the players.
     
  3. Gandalf

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    Please, I prefer the term "undertiger". We are "undertigers" for the road games, and that's different.

    If we were as reliant on our passing game as we were last year, I'd worry more.
     
  4. ramah

    ramah Founding Member

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    Auburn a 1.5 point favorite over LSU


    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


    They can eat 50 boiled eggs too ... just like Cool Hand Luke
     
  5. wesfau

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    Didn't Luke get those eggs down? :cool:
     
  6. cadillacattack

    cadillacattack Illegitimi non carborundum est

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    Well strike me down! I can't believe this, but I'm actually in agreement with Ramah for once :lol:

    Sorry, but there's just no way Auburn will be favored over LSU unless the Beavers pull off a miracle upset - and that's not going to happen. I'm guessing LSU will be a 3.5 point favorite by gameday. Expect quite a movement in the money towards LSU, more than enough to adequately shift the line.

    On a sidenote, I spoke with an old friend yesterday who lives in Portland and he says the local Beaver fans really believe they can win against LSU. And FWIW they do have a passionate fanbase - it's big deal out West. I tried to get him to understand that these PAC 10 teams like the Beavers just have no idea the type of Defense they'll be facing. Prolly faster and more aggressive than most anything they've seen in awhile. I strongly recommended he get his bankroll together and start lining up the local pigeons :rofl:
     
  7. Big Earl

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    just like we were underdogs last year!!!!!!!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!1
     
  8. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Betting spreads are not about predicting a football game. They are about generating bets.

    Still, I'm not surprised that LSU is an undertiger in road games against two top-10 teams in Georgia and Florida. Auburn is another matter. Where is my wallet?
     
  9. TejasTiger

    TejasTiger Founding Member

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    -1.5??

    Insane. I'll bet the f-ing house on LSU moneyline against Auburn. Gotta find me a site that's offering that game right now.

    Better get that bet in before Sept. 4, since I got the feeling that line will move something fierce after a big LSU win on national television.

    Heck, that game alone could help with the early-season bankroll. :thumb:
     
  10. captainpodnuh

    captainpodnuh Baseball at da Box

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    We had talked about the LSU v AU line a week or so ago. A guy had jumped on LSU and -1. We discussed that by kickoff, the line would be something around -4, since AU will get the 3-point credit for home field advantage.

    Looking at LSU having OSU and Ark St. and AU having ULM and MSU, barring some inforeseen circumstance, the line should shift with the betting to somewhere around LSU and -4. There was pretty good agreement on that, even from the AU folks.
     

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