The anticipation for FSU football fans is through the roof as many have traveled to Louisiana to support the Noles playing on a neutral field.
The FSU/LSU betting line opened with the Noles as slight betting underdogs (+3) across most sites. The over/under (50) betting line indicates a game with both teams scoring fewer than 30 points.
We’ve broken this game down from nearly every angle and spoke with LSU experts to get their perspectives. No matter how many ways we slice it, it’s a game that no one feels sure about their predictions.
Both teams finished below .500 last season, and many transfer players are playing starting roles. The Noles used the transfer portal to bolster their wide receiver corps, and LSU used it to bolster their secondary.
However, it looks as though the transfers FSU signed could make more of an impact in this game. They will need to if the Noles want to pull off the slight upset. LSU feels like that’s where their defense is the weakest, and I expect them to play zone coverage because of the threat Jordan Travis poses with his legs.
If they play man-to-man, that means the defensive backs will have their backs toward the quarterback, and he could do damage in the open field. I think it’s a good sign for the Noles that the line hasn’t moved to favor LSU more.
It’s essentially a home game for the Tigers, although the game is at the Super Dome. If you’re into betting, there are a few prop bets that seem favorable when it comes to FSU running the ball. I think they’ll have success against LSU there, who struggled to stop the run at times last year.
They’ll make tackles for a loss, but they are prone to allowing explosive plays too. Keep an eye on the line as the game approaches to see if it swings towards the Noles.