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College Football Week 8 Picks: LSU Tigers vs. Mississippi Rebels

Jeff GrantContributor IOctober 17, 2013

College Football Week 8 Picks: LSU Tigers vs. Mississippi Rebels

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    The road team is 14-2 against the spread in the last 16 meetings between the Mississippi Rebels and LSU Tigers, which is important to consider when making your college football Week 8 picks Saturday, as the two teams prepare to meet at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Tigers are eight-point road favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 60 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Southeastern Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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LSU Tigers

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    The LSU Tigers have compiled a 22-11 record on the road against conference opponents under head coach Les Miles, which includes a 59-26 victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs as seven-point favorites on Oct. 5.

    College football handicappers will find that the Tigers are 6-1 straight up and against the spread as favorites of 3.5 to 10 points since 2011.

Mississippi Rebels

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    The Mississippi Rebels have lost three games in a row, including a 41-38 setback to the Texas A&M Aggies as seven-point home underdogs last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Rebels are 6-10 straight up and 8-8 against the spread at home.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the LSU Tigers, as they've covered the number in five of their last seven trips to Mississippi.

    College Football Pick: LSU Tigers -8

     

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