LSU Opens as Small Favorite Over Florida State for Week 1 College Football Game

LSU Opens as Small Favorite Over Florida State for Week 1 College Football Game


There's a renewed excitement in Baton Rouge, LA thanks to LSU's big-time hiring of head coach Brian Kelly back in November. Kelly will look to turn the program's page on back-to-back seasons with less than six wins apiece. The season will kick off with a bang when the Tigers kick off Week 1 against the Florida State Seminoles from Caesars Superdome in New Orleans.

Florida State vs LSU Week 1 College Football Odds

The Florida State-LSU matchup has the potential to give LSU fans some pause, but the latest college football odds from FanDuel Sportsbook see Kelly's squad escaping with a victory.

The spread sits at just three points in favor of LSU, with both teams getting -110 odds to cover. The over/under point total line is set at 51.5 points.

LSU vs Florida State History

LSU and Florida state have faced off nine times in the program's histories, but not since the 1991 season. This most recent meeting saw Florida State capture a 27-16 victory.

The Tigers actually hold a modest four-game losing streak in this head-to-head matchup, with their last victory coming in 1982. Fortunately, the odds project LSU to put a stop to see better fortunes some 40 years later.

CFB National Championship Odds

Looking at this year's National Championship odds, it's surprising this point spread isn't a bit more lopsided in LSU's favor. The Tigers are tied with the 12th-best odds (+10000) to win the National Championship. Meanwhile, the Seminoles rank just T-36th at +25000 odds.

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