College Football BettingDespite a loss to South Carolina State that ended their undefeated run in the top spot of the SEC Standings, number-five Alabama still feels as though they are capable of catching one of the two spots available for this year’s BCS title game. While Oregon and Auburn remain locked in for first and second in the rankings, many of the other teams that are considered contenders for the championship also have one loss, and the Crimson Tide still have their season finale against Auburn to look forward to.

Alabama Crimson Tide @ LSU Tigers

Saturday November 6, 2010 – 3:30 PM ET


Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, California


Online Sports Betting Odds: Alabama – 6.5

The situation is only a bit different for LSU than it is Alabama, as the Tigers also head in to week 10 of the college football betting season with just one loss. Both the Crimson Tide and LSU are 7-1 overall this year, including 4-1 in the conference, setting the stage for a massive SEC showdown this Saturday.

NCAA Football Betting Preview: Alabama

A trip to LSU opens a stretch against three top-20 ranked opponents in the next four games for Alabama, including number-20 Mississippi State a week from Saturday and the season finale against Auburn. The nation’s second-ranked defense and a well balanced offense has the Crimson Tide still in contention for a spot in the BCS title game, but head coach Nick Saban will have to make sure his team sweeps through the remainder of its schedule to have any chance. Despite that last weekend was their bye, Alabama gained a little recognition in the standings with Michigan State and Missouri both losing on the road, but it is now up to running back Mark Ingram and company to finish what they’ve started in a crucial road game.

NCAA Football Betting Preview: LSU

The only defense in the country that is ranked ahead of the Crimson Tide belongs to LSU. Tigers’ head coach Les Miles has his team playing some of its best football since he joined the school, as illustrated by seven straight wins to open the season. That run came to an end however when LSU lost to Auburn 24-7 at home two weeks ago, and it will be hard for the school to recover in time to post a legitimate title game pledge. Like Alabama, the Tigers will be coming off an extra week of rest due to their bye.

The Match Up: Alabama @ LSU

This SEC showdown will be a clash of the top two defenses in the country, as a pair of 7-1 teams meet at Baton Rouge. The Crimson Tide have worked their way back in to contention to defend their national title, and will now control their own destiny. Meanwhile, LSU will have a lot more work to do with Alabama and number-18 Arkansas the only ranked opponents left on their pay per head schedule. The Crimson Tide are a focused, talented group, and will show everyone why they are so underrated this weekend.

BSN Sports Pick: Alabama – 6.5

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