College Football Week 8 Picks: LSU Tigers vs. Mississippi Rebels
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.
Gambling stats via SBR Forum
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.
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.
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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