LSU is Being Historically Disrespected by Win Total Odds

Max Staley
Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers have been given a shockingly low win total.
Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers have been given a shockingly low win total. / Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images

Coming off one of the most dominant seasons in recent memory, the LSU Tigers are losing a lot of talent to the 2020 NFL Draft. In fact, LSU's over/under for Tigers players drafted in the first round has been set at 5.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Despite that loss of talent, though, the Tigers will once again be fielding a dominant team in 2020, opening up at No. 4 in the AP Top-25 preseason poll. However, they've received a surprisingly low win total for the 2020-21 season, as its been set at just 9.0 – the lowest for a defending champion since 2011, per ESPN.

After a perfect 15-0 finish a win total this low has to feel disrespectful to LSU fans. In fact, LSU has even opened as a 3-point home underdog to the Alabama Crimson Tide – a team they defeated on the road last season.

Yes, they're losing a lot of talent to the NFL, namely quarterback Joe Burrow, but there's still plenty of stars on this roster, like 2019 Biletnikoff Award winner Ja'Marr Chase. With head coach Ed Orgeron at the helm, LSU should be a contender once again in 2020, though their win total might lead you to believe otherwise.

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