2014 Record: 8-5
2015 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 8.0
2015 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Over'
LSU was the rare SEC team whose season win total prediction I couldn't connect on. But a big part of my miss (I predicted that the 8-5 Tigers would win at least nine games) revolves around the fact that LSU lost more than three games for the first time since 2009 and just the third time since 2001.
An extremely young LSU team took its lumps last year. But now the Tigers have 14 starters back and some new blood at key positions. Les Miles has another group loaded with strength and speed, and the Tigers will again be a player in the West.
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LSU doesn't have much of a breaking-in period this year as they play two crucial divisional games in their first three contests of the season. They travel to Mississippi State (whom the Tigers lost to in Baton Rouge last year) in Week 2 and then host Auburn in Week 3. Most teams have two or three nonconference games leading into league play. But LSU is being thrown right into the fire and then follow that up with cupcakes at Syracuse and against Eastern Michigan.
With McNeese State, Syracuse, EMU and Western Kentucky all on the slate, the Tigers are guaranteed four wins. That means they just have to split their league games - and they crossover with South Carolina and Florida, so I think that's two wins right there - in order to take a 'push' on this very manageable total. LSU will likely be favored over Arkansas and Texas A&M at home as well, so I have a hard time predicting that they won't get to nine regular-season victories.
I think that LSU has an opportunity to go 9-3 this regular season, losing against Auburn, Alabama and Ole Miss. Even if they get upset by Arkansas or A&M, it would still only equal a 'push' on this total. So all the value is on LSU playing 'over' the total.
2015 LSU Tigers Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location Result
Sat, Sep 5th, 2015 McNeese State TBA Tiger Stadium
Sat, Sep 12th, 2015 at Miss State TBA Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Fi
Sat, Sep 19th, 2015 Auburn TBA Tiger Stadium
Sat, Sep 26th, 2015 at Syracuse TBA Carrier Dome
Sat, Oct 3rd, 2015 Eastern Mich TBA Tiger Stadium
Sat, Oct 10th, 2015 at So Carolina TBA Williams-Brice Stadium
Sat, Oct 17th, 2015 Florida TBA Tiger Stadium
Sat, Oct 24th, 2015 Western Ky TBA Tiger Stadium
Sat, Nov 7th, 2015 at Alabama TBA Bryant-Denny Stadium
Sat, Nov 14th, 2015 Arkansas TBA Tiger Stadium
Sat, Nov 21st, 2015 at Ole Miss TBA Vaught-Hemingway Stadium/Holli
Sat, Nov 28th, 2015 Texas A&M TBA Tiger Stadium
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from 5Dimes Sportsbook.
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