Auburn Tigers vs. LSU Tigers Odds & Game Pick (2021)

Sep 30, 2021 - 9:59 PM

The Tiger Bowl rivalry started in 1901. The rivalry has been back and forth, with LSU leading 31-23-1. Both teams have been members of the Southeastern Conference since 1932 and have played each other every year since the Southeastern Conference started divisional play in 1992. Both these teams are off to a 3-1 start and want to stay undefeated in conference play. LSU has been scoring points through the air this year. Auburn has been using its ground and pound to control the clock. These teams couldn’t be more different in playing styles, and that will make this game thrilling to watch. The Tiger Bowl will be one of the best games to watch this week, and these are the things bettors will need to know. 

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  • Opening Lines: LSU -6.5, Total 53.5
  • Last Game: October 31, 2020, Auburn 48-11
  • Current Winning Streak: Auburn (1)
  • LSU is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 home games


Auburn has been using its rushing attack to move the ball this year. They rank #8 in rushing offense with 1,028 yards. Offensively, 59% of their plays are running plays. Sophomore RB Tank Bigsby leads the teams with 403 yards and four touchdowns. Freshman RB Jarquez Hunter has 382 yards and is averaging 10.6 yards per rush. LSU is the #32 rush defense in the nation averaging 2.98 yards per rush attempt. Auburn is going to have a tough time moving the ball against this stout LSU defense.  That means Auburn will have to rely on Bo Nix, who is having his best year ever with a 61% completion percentage, five touchdowns, and zero interceptions on the year. 

LSU has been one of the top passing offenses in college football this year. They are ranked #23 overall in passing offense and have a favorable matchup against Auburn.  Auburn has struggled to stop the passing game. They are allowing a 73% completion rating, including games against Arkon, Georgia St, and Alabama State. Sean Clifford is the best quarterback they have played against and the most similar to Max Johnson. Sean Clifford completed 87% of his passes against Auburn. LSU has an advantage in this game. 57% of LSU’s plays are coming through the air, and Auburn doesn’t have the defense to stop them. With top WR Kayson Boutte catching the ball, everything is leaning towards LSU. 

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Bottom Line

This matchup favors LSU. Auburn will try and run the ball against one of the best rushing defenses in college football. LSU wants to throw the ball, and luckily for them, they are playing a secondary that has struggled to break up the passing game. Max Johnson is better than most of the quarterbacks that Auburn has played against, which means the LSU offense will move the ball consistently against this Auburn defense. This game is a home game for LSU. They are phenomenal against the spread at home, being 7-3 in their last ten games. The stars align too well in this game. LSU covering the spread has good value in this game. 

Pick: LSU -3 (-110)

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