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After two perfect, 3-for-3 sweeps in both The Duel's last College Football Triple Pays (Clemson-NC State and Georgia-Florida), we're upping the challenge and tackling the biggest game of the Week 10 slate: No. 1 Alabama at No. 3 LSU. 


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Spread: LSU +14.5 (-110)

Alabama hasn't won a game in Baton Rouge against LSU by 14 or more since 2002 when they beat the Tigers 31-0, and this is one the best LSU offenses we've seen in a while. Alabama's offense under Heisman-hopeful Tua Tagovailoa has been fantastic, but the No. 29-ranked Texas A&M scoring defense is the toughest challenge the Tide offense has faced all season, and LSU is a program that makes its living on defense. Plus, nine of the previous 10 meetings between these two teams have been decided by fewer than 14.5 points.

Moneyline: Alabama (-610)

This is no slight to No. 3 LSU, but No. 1 Alabama has played like the best team in the country, and will likely prove the better of the two in Saturday's battle in Death Valley. The Crimson Tide are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and 4-1 in their last five visits to LSU. Just take a moment to realize that the No. 3 team in the nation playing No. 1 at home (two spots apart in the AP Top 25 Poll), and the No. 3 Tigers at home are still a +420 underdog. LSU is currently the No. 7 scoring defense, allowing just 15.1 points per game while holding opposing QBs to a 39.1 quarterback rating, but Tagovailoa leads the nation with a 97.3 QBR.

Total: Under 53.5 Points (-110)

Alabama has one of the best offenses the program has ever had, but LSU also boasts a similarly improved defense. Both Alabama and LSU have struggled to put up a lot of points in Baton Rouge, and that trend has only increased over their past five meetings in Death Valley, averaging 32.8 points per game over those five. They've combined for 27 PPG over the last three, 21.5 PPG in the last two and scored just 10 points total in their last meeting at LSU in 2016. Expect this one to go much higher than 10 points, of course, but it'd be wise to remember nine of the last 10 meetings have combined for fewer than 52.5. 


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