LSU vs. Alabama Betting Preview

Last updated November 8, 2021

These are the past two national champions, but LSU and Alabama are headed in opposite directions as they tangle is Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide are still a top-five team and are on a collision course with Georgia in the SEC title game, and might still earn a spot in the playoff even with two losses. Meanwhile, the Tigers fired Ed Orgeron and have looked inconsistent at best all season long after a rough 2020 campaign.

LSU vs. Alabama Betting Pick

LSU +29

Alabama and LSU are scheduled to play under the lights at Bryant-Denney Stadium with a 7 p.m. kickoff on Saturday, November 6, 2021 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Why bet the Tigers:

✅ LSU had two weeks to prepare for this game after having an off week last weekend. With an interim coach and a longer prep, the Tigers could throw in a few new wrinkles to keep the Crimson Tide on their toes this week wit LSU having nothing really to lose.

✅ Alabama's defense is not as ferocious as normal and has allowed its last three opponents to throw for at least 280 yards. LSU quarterback Max Johnson is averaging 250 passing yards per game and has thrown 20 touchdowns compared to just five interceptions.

✅ LSU's defense has 24 sacks and will be able to put pressure on Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, who has been sacked 17 times this season. 

✅ Alabama is just 5-3 against the spread this season after covering in 10 of 11 regular-season games last season. 

✅ Alabama has not beaten LSU by 29 or more points at home since 1974 when the Crimson Tide blanked the Tigers 30-0 in Birmingham.


It's been a long season on the bayou for the Tigers, who head to Tuscaloosa at 4-4 overall. Less than 20 months removed from a national title, LSU is searching for a new coach and an identity. It has had two weeks to prepare for this game after losing at Ole Miss, and that is some much-needed time off for a team that is struggling on both sides of the ball. At the very least, Tyrion Davis-Price has been a bright spot with six rushing touchdowns in the last three games.


The Crimson Tide are on a revenge tour since losing at Texas A&M with thrashings of Mississippi State and Tennessee. Bryce Young looks like a Heisman frontrunner with 26 touchdown passes and just three interceptions while averaging more than 306 yards per game. Brian Robinson Jr. is powering the rushing game with three 100-yard performances in his last four games, and the rushing defense has been stellar as always for the Crimson Tide.

LSU +29
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Josh Walfish
Josh Walfish is an award-winning journalist who has covered college sports for the past decade. He most-recently was chronicling the UMass Minutemen and now works as a freelancer writer and editor based out of Chicago.