LSU releases depth chart on offense for UCLA game


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Sharp Action, Model Projections Aligned on UCLA-LSU

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In fact, in a sport like college football with so many teams, and therefore so many games, often the top values come from lower-profile matchups that casual bettors are ignoring.

However, sometimes the stars do align and we get a situation where a game is not only a nationally-televised primetime matchup, but also a very nice opportunity for bettors to find value.

And as I’m sure you’ve figured out by now, LSU vs. UCLA is a perfect example of this on Saturday night.

When it comes to tracking professional betting action, LSU vs. UCLA is about as classic as it gets.

LSU has attracted 57% of the spread tickets to this point, yet the line has dropped from a high of UCLA +4 at DraftKings through the key number of 3 and down to +2.5 at the time of writing.

Yes, the Bruins are receiving just 43% of the overall spread action, but that slight minority of bets makes up a much more bullish 61% of the real money wagered.

Combined with the line movement, this is a dead giveaway that UCLA is landing the biggest bets in this game, so much so that oddsmakers have had to react by making aggressive adjustments to the spread.

Despite the odds movement we’ve seen thus far, our College Football PRO Projections suggest there’s still plenty of meat left on this bone.

We project the LSU vs. UCLA spread at Bruins -2.1 — making them the favorite — which is still offering a staggering 10.7% edge when compared the latest line.

Want to increase this edge even further?

At the time of writing, BetMGM is still hanging UCLA at +3 (-115), an incredible value considering the current consensus spread of +2.5 and the importance of 3 in football betting.

We’ve got three experts riding along with Chip Kelly & Company, aligning four of the PRO Report’s five value indicators with UCLA.

PRO Report Pick: UCLA +3 (-115)

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LSU Football: Analyst picks his four members of Tigers’ ‘Mount Rushmore’

Death Valley Voice 04 September, 2021 - 09:51am

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If you take a look at NFL rosters, you’ll see a lot of LSU football players.

(In the 2020 NFL Draft, 14 former Tigers were drafted.)

So who would be the top four LSU players ever? Who would be the guys on the Tigers’ Mount Rushmore?

Rivals national recruiting columnist Mike Farrell (yes the guy who picked LSU to lose to UCLA on Saturday night in Pasadena) picked his four former Tigers this week that would be on LSU’s Mount Rushmore.

And I actually agree with him.

Farrell picked a quarterback, two defensive backs, and a defensive lineman for his LSU Mount Rushmore.

I think Farrell nailed this. Before I read his choices, I made my own choices. And believe it or not, I picked the exact same four players.

Though I did consider a couple of other players. I think a strong argument can be made for running back Kevin Faulk, who is now an assistant coach on Ed Orgeron’s LSU staff.

Another strong option would’ve been running back Leonard Fournette. His 2015 season is the best ever for an LSU running back.

I also think Ja’Marr Chase would’ve had a legitimate shot at being one of the four names if he would’ve played in 2020.

Speaking of wide receivers, it wouldn’t surprise me if we’re talking about wide receiver Kayshon Boutte being in the discussion in a couple of years. Boutte had a great true freshman season in 2020. And he has a stable of elite quarterbacks in Baton Rouge (Max Johnson, Garrett Nussmeier, and in 2022 Walker Howard) to catch passes from for the next couple of years.

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ESPN College GameDay predictions for No. 13 LSU Tigers vs. UCLA Bruins football

Daily Advertiser 04 September, 2021 - 09:48am

In addition to discussing Clemson and Georgia, the show looked at Saturday night's LSU vs. UCLA game. 

LSU, ranked No. 13 in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, is coming off a 2020 season that it went 5-5 overall. UCLA already opened the 2021 season with a 44-10 win against Hawaii on Aug. 28. 

Desmond Howard picked LSU. 

David Pollack picked LSU.

Kirk Herbstreit picked UCLA. 

Lee Corso picked UCLA. 

Celebrity guest picker Kane Brown picked LSU.

"I expect UCLA to get off to a really good start in this game, but I do expect LSU to come back and show us how good they are and how talented they are and win the football game," Pollack said. 

"This is the most intriguing game of the day, in my opinion," Fallica said.

"UCLA is going to win this, because LSU is off-balance because of Ida," Corso said.

ESPN "College GameDay" airs each Saturday morning during the college football season from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT on ESPN and ESPNU. 

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