LSU vs Alabama Predictions for Week 11 College Football Game
By Zach Brunner
In the biggest matchup of the college football season thus far, the No. 2 LSU Tigers will face off against the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide. The winner will likely become the favorite to win the National Championship, while the loser will be at risk of not getting a rematch in the College Football Playoff.
If you're looking to place a wager on this matchup, it's always wise to read up on what industry experts are saying first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the Week 11 college football matchup between LSU and Alabama.
Alabama vs LSU Predictions
ESPN analyst Bill Connelly predicts that the 6.5-point spread will be an accurate one, but Alabama will narrowly cover by a final score of 34-27.
The experts at USA Today were a bit more split, with four of the six experts siding with Alabama to win this game straight up, with many pointing to Alabama's defense being the X-factor. However, all four of the experts to give a score prediction have the Tigers covering.
The staff at CBS is leaning more toward the road team in this matchup, with Heisman hopeful Joe Burrow and the LSU offense being too much for the Crimson Tide. Four of the seven experts predict the Tigers to win straight up, and five of the seven believe they will cover the spread.
The Sports Illustrated staff is also leaning toward LSU in this matchup, with the game coming down to a quarterback matchup in the fourth quarter. Four of the seven experts are picking LSU to win straight up.
Overall, the experts were split on this terrific matchup, with 11 experts siding with Alabama and 10 picking LSU to win straight up. However, the vast majority felt LSU would still cover the spread.
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