College Football Week 11 Picks: LSU Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor INovember 5, 2013

College Football Week 11 Picks: LSU Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide

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    Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron has compiled a 33-2 career record since arriving on campus in Tuscaloosa, which is important to consider when making your college football Week 11 picks on Saturday as he takes on the LSU Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Crimson Tide are 11-point home favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 55 in the market.

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


    Gambling stats via SBR Forum 

LSU Tigers

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    The LSU Tigers own a 5-2 record under head coach Les Miles following an open date. They picked up a 48-16 victory over Furman as 46.5-point home favorites on Oct. 26.

    College football handicappers will find that the road team is 13-4-1 against the spread in the last 18 meetings in this rivalry.  

Alabama Crimson Tide

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    The Alabama Crimson Tide are 8-0 straight up and 5-3 against the spread thus far in 2013, while they've outgained their last six opponents by an average of 253.5 yards per game.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Crimson Tide have covered the number in 16 of their 23 conference games, with the OVER going 14-9 in that situation. 


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Alabama Crimson Tide, as they've covered the spread in their last seven straight-up wins as favorites of 10 to 14 points.

    College Football Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide -11 


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