College Football Odds: Oregon vs. LSU Betting
|Written by Matt Stevens|
|Saturday, 03 September 2011 07:26|
The late king of southern standup, Brother Dave Gardner, once stated, “When a man’s down, kick him… it will help him rise above his current situation.” Well, apparently LSU QB Jordan Jefferson and LB Josh Johns took Dave’s advice a tad too literally when they decided to join in a recent parking lot brawl and booted some guy in the head.
As a result, the two J.J.’s have been arrested for second-degree battery and will be AWOL when the Tigers and Ducks tee it up Saturday night in the biggest game on the card.
We’re downright pissed because we were all set to pounce on the Bengals as one of our opening week Best Bets: not only are the Bayou Bengals a stout 14-1 SU in their last 15 season openers.
LSU coach Les Miles has certainly contributed to the team’s early success, winning all six Game One appearances while scoring 30 or more points in every game.
We fed that tidbit to our database and it informed us that the Ducks are a woeful 28-66 SU and 23-69 ATS in lined games where they allow 30+ points.
And with the Oregon football program in panic mode over the NCAA gods’ colonoscopy into OU’s recruiting tactics, we couldn’t wait to get after a Duck defense that allowed more than 500 yards on four occasions last year.
The clincher: teams that won nine or more games last year have beat the spread 75% of the time in season-opening games against foes that lost one game-exact the previous season over the last 22 years.
Unfortunately, we now have to look the other way as a oncesolid pick has lost its value – and may not even remain on the board.
Oregon is -3½ point favorite against LSU and the total at Bodog sportsbook is 54½.