Auburn Tigers vs LSU Tigers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

How to Watch – Auburn Tigers vs LSU Tigers

Where: Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, LA

When: Saturday, October 26th at 3:30 pm

How (TV): CBS

Auburn Tigers (Away)

Head Coach: Gus Malzahn {All-Time: 68-31 | ARST, AUB}

Regular Season Record: 6-1

With an SEC loss on their record, the Auburn Tigers have to head to Death Valley in must-win mode if they expect to stay in contention in the tough West Division.

Although they have proven themselves against Oregon and Texas A&M away from the friendly confines of Jordan-Hare Stadium, Death Valley is a whole other beast.

Their 16th ranked defense, which has yet to allow over 24 points in a game, has to take on an LSU attack that has failed to score 40+ just once.

In the second week of a three-game road stretch, Auburn coasted by 2-5 Arkansas 51-10.

The Tigers dominated on the ground, with eight runners combining for 298 rushing yards.

Freshman quarterback Bo Nix attempted just 17 passes for 176 but made the most of them with three touchdown tosses, two of which went to top receiver Seth Williams.

On the other side of the ball, Auburn made life miserable for Razorbacks quarterback Ben Hicks, with senior defensive end Marlon Davidson sacking him twice.

One of those sacks resulted in a fumble, while linebacker Chandler Wooten and cornerback Javaris Davis would tally interceptions. Furthermore, the Tigers kept Arkansas at bay by limiting the Razorbacks to a 4 for 17 success rate on third down.

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LSU Tigers (Home)

Head Coach: Ed Orgeron {All-Time: 48-36 | MISS, USC, LSU}

Regular Season Record: 7-0

Ranked second in the country for the first time since 2012, the LSU Tigers have emerged as a legitimate threat to unseat Alabama as the kings of the SEC West.

Before they get there, however, they must take care of business against the other half of the Iron Bowl rivalry with Auburn coming to Baton Rouge. With their high powered offense staying hot, and their defense showing improvement, LSU should be confident heading into this important matchup.

The Bayou Bengals did not lose focus last week during their road trip to Mississippi State, beating the Bulldogs 36-13.

Quarterback Joe Burrow had another Heisman worthy game, completing 25 of 32 passes for 327 yards and four touchdowns.

Burrow connected with four different receivers on his touchdown throws, with leading receiver Justin Jefferson catching eight balls for 89 yards.

The run game was quiet, with lead back Clyde Edwards-Helaire running for just 53 yards on 11 carries.

The Tigers won the turnover battle in Starville 3-0, as defensive backs Kristian Fulton and JaCoby Stevens each picked off Bulldogs quarterback Garrett Schrader.

Senior linebacker Michael Divinity Jr. was a disruptive force, tallying two tackles for a loss, a sack, and a forced fumble.

Auburn vs LSU All-Time Series

In 51 total meetings between the two schools, LSU holds a 30-20-1 series lead over Auburn, having won 9 of the last 12 matchups. LSU escaped with a narrow 22-21 victory last season in Jordan-Hare, winning on a last-second field goal by former kicker Cole Tracy.

Death Valley has been a house of horrors for Auburn, as they have not won in Baton Rouge since 1999, which happened to be Tommy Tuberville’s first season as coach, and the year prior to Nick Saban taking the LSU job.

Auburn Roster Notes

Redshirt sophomore running back JaTarvious Whitlow is out at 4-6 weeks with a knee injury suffered against Florida.

Sophomore receiver Shedrick Jackson is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

Freshman receiver Ja’Varrius Johnson is listed as questionable with a personal issue that has kept him out of action all season.

LSU Roster Notes

Sophomore receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. is listed as questionable with a foot injury but is likely to play according to coach Oregon.

Junior fullback Tory Carter is listed as questionable with an undisclosed injury.

Freshman cornerback Cordale Flott is listed as questionable with an undisclosed injury.

Junior offensive tackle Austin Deculus is listed as questionable with an ankle injury suffered last week but is expected to suit up against Auburn.

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Head-to-Head: Bo Nix (AUB) vs Derek Stingley Jr. (LSU)

The key matchup to look out for in this game will be between a pair of freshmen who were highly touted as recruits.

With LSU’s top corner in Kristian Fulton locking down one side of the field, Derek Stingley Jr. should see his fair share of interception opportunities from one of the top first-year passers in Bo Nix.

Bo Nix

Quarterback | 6-2, 207lb | Pinson Valley HS | Pinson, AL | Freshman

It has been an up and down season for Bo Nix, which is understandable given the tough schedule Auburn has faced thus far.

His performance in the opener against Oregon provided a glimpse of his potential, while the game against Florida demonstrated that there are growing pains ahead as well.

His ability to escape blitzes and take off as a runner has made him a valuable weapon in Malzahn’s offense.

Not having star running back JaTarvious Whitlow on the road will provide a good opportunity for Nix to demonstrate how he handles more responsibility in a hostile environment.

Derek Stingley Jr.

Cornerback | 6-1, 190lb | Dunham HS | Baton Rouge, LA | Freshman

Coach Orgeron did not have to venture far to nab one of the top recruits from the class of 2019, picking up Derek Stingley Jr. from LSU’s backyard.

The son of a minor league baseball player and grandson of NFL wide receiver Darryl Stingley, the Baton Rouge native has made an immediate impact in the secondary, ranking first in the SEC in passes defended. He already possesses great size for an NFL corner, while his ability to return punts should generate plenty of interest from pro scouts when the time comes.

Having proven himself against a big NFL ready receiver in Texas’ Collin Johnson, Stingley Jr. will likely see fewer balls thrown his way in future seasons.

Auburn at LSU Game Odds

Find the latest odds for Auburn vs LSU, below. The odds are provided by New Jersey sportsbooks bet365 NJ, DraftKings, and Caesars NJ.

Good luck! 

Money Line

SportsbookAuburnLSU
bet365 NJ+320-400
DraftKings+310-400
Caesars NJ+320-400

Point Spread

SportsbookAuburn

+10.5

LSU

-10.5

bet365 NJ-110-110
DraftKings-110-110
Caesars NJ-110-110

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